Is the latest addition to the comic-book takeover of film worth the watch? Anne Brodie says yes. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments! – Jenn
The Dark Knight Rises
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway
Nolan ends his Batman trilogy in a sensational style, with this sophisticated and adult drama of operatic proportions.
It’s eight years on and Batman/Bruce Wayne is holed up in his estate, disgraced and depressed, when he hears Gotham’s cries for help. He must overcome physical and psychological damage to confront the mightiest villain he’s met so far, Bane (Tom Hardy) whose towering evil psychopathy earns him a place in cinematic history.
Nolan turns his back on the kids, opting for serious commentary on politics, terrorism, elitism and legacy, and imbues it with meaning and psychological detail. There are no laughs aside from Catwoman’s (Hathaway) sarcasm and get this: She may be gay. Kudos to the deserving Joseph Gordon-Levitt who will likely carry the flame forward.
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