The end of the breathtaking trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” could not have ended in a better fashion. The use of new elements within the movie really added depth to the movie in a variety of ways. The emotion that was captured between the main characters really came to life and become one of the most important elements of the film, which cannot be said about “Batman Begins” or “The Dark Knight,” the two previous movies in the trilogy.
That being said, that alone could not make “The Dark Knight Rises” better than its predecessor, “The Dark Knight” changed everything about how comic book movies could be created. “The Dark Knight” genuinely impressed critics and fans alike earning two Oscars in the process.
The question now is did the finale of this trilogy live up to the hype given to it by the success of the previous film?
Yes, it did.
The movie had its fair share of moments in which I laughed, jumped, or shed a few tears. The director and the actors did a wonderful job at bringing the emotions out of the people watching the film.
Christian Bale played Batman so well it made me think that he could actually be Batman. The acting itself was nothing less than spectacular. With the help of Lucious Fox (Morgan Freeman), Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), and new cop John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) the movie became better as a whole, incorporating A-list actors who played their specific roles to a level that is rarely seen in movies. OId characters mixed with the new provided a very impressive way to view a film. It kept the story fresh and interesting while also showing the characters we have to frown to love since 2005 when “Batman Begins” was released.
When it comes to the action scenes there is no comparison between “The Dark Knight Rises” and the previous movies. The action in this movie was fantastic and some parts of the movie left me breathless, wondering what would happen next. The fighting was on a much larger scale than the previous movies. The scale of destruction that Bane (Batman’s enemy in the film) brought was tremendous, more so than The Joker of the second film in the trilogy.
While some may argue that The Joker was a better villain, I disagree. Bane is not only depicted as someone who could match the strength of Batman physically, but something more. Bane is the ultimate villain, someone who can make all of our worst nightmares come true. The damage he did was on a massive scale, one that The Joker could not even hope to achieve.
Director Christopher Nolan did an amazing job with the trilogy, but this movie in particular. He closed out the whole film perfectly, leaving his fans with what they needed to know and clearing up and loose ends. He ended the story line effectively, whole also leaving hints that a new hero will rise.
I firmly believe that this movie was the best in the trilogy and the best of the summer, maybe the year. The emotions that it drew out of me down right impressed me unlike any other movie I have seen in a while. I did not desire more in movie.
There was a perfect mix between emotion, action, and plot twists to keep me interested from the start all the way to the end, I even watched some of the credits because I did not want to leave the theatre when it was over.
I saw it three times in the opening week and each time left me more and more satisfied. I could not even begin to think about how the movie could be better. The conclusion to the trilogy that was loved by millions of people left nothing to be desired.