This will be a very brief review. There’s very little I can say about this film without giving away spoilers. All I can say is that THIS FILM WAS EPIC!!!!!!!!!
It ended well, for the viewer and the characters. We got closure, the characters got closure. The way they ended Batman, if they wanted to, and if done right, they could easily carry on Batman without Christian Bale and his character Bruce Wayne. Poor Bruce, they really tortured him in these three movies. The way his story ends, it’s bittersweet, and you don’t want him to come back as Batman. He has done enough, suffered enough.
When I asked my friend what she thought of Batman, her answer was: ‘It was long!’ Yes Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is LONG! But you’re never bored and you’re always kept guessing. Especially in The Dark Knight Rises, woof so many twists! Personally, if you haven’t loved the previous two films, invested time in dissecting them and a fan of the comics you won’t really enjoy the third.
So, my opinion on Bane. Awesome villain, ridiculous accent. I’m sorry, but if you create a character with such a menacing look, that whole face gear, huge hulk look, muscles everywhere, you can’t have this high pitched weird Irish accent. It just doesn’t work. It has to be low, rumbling and deep. Like Darth Vader. I enjoyed the evilness of Bane and his intelligence, and his insanity, it was terrifying. But ye gads the accent.
I was surprised by Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character. I thought he was going to be a villain! Well he isn’t, he’s a cop, and a very likable character.
Here’s a little trivia, Christopher Nolan managed to assemble the majority of the Inception cast in this film! We have Michael Cain, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Miranda Tate, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. Also, for Stargate fans, you might spot an evil henchman played by Christopher Judge aka Teal’c. YAY he finally figured out that he looks better bald! I loved Teal’c it’s a pity he didn’t get more screen time, even if he just pitched up behind Bane in a couple of scenes looking menacing. Also if you’re a Criminal Minds fan you may have noticed JJ’s husband, Detective William LaMontagne Jr., aka Josh Stewart as Banes right hand man. >< He is so yummy, pity he didn’t get more dialogue.
Oh my gosh, I haven’t spoken about Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman yet! 0_o wow, she was AMAZING!!! She made the role her own, and was fantastic in it! I especially loved her shoes! A very clever accessory. I wanted her to have a whip, the fighting style they gave her was gorgeous, and the movements she made would have been complimented very nicely with a whip! I liked her chemistry with Batman, I liked her saucy hardboiled attitude, and you could see that very, very, very deep down she had a slightly gooey centre.
I didn’t have much issue with this film, it was a fantastic watch, but there was one piece of logic that really, really irritated me because it was so unrealistic. It’s the whole situation with Gotham PD. And that’s all I can say, it’s a clever idea, but a bit unrealistic.
In conclusion: poor Bruce, he went through the ringer. Bruce Wayne can’t be happy and be Batman, he can’t retire and be happy, he just can’t be happy ever! I wouldd like to think of The Dark Knight Rises as the Batman ending and closure which the comic series will never have, because a comic series like Batman can never end. A fantastic ending to an amazing trilogy.