The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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“A fire will rise.”

- The Dark Knight Rises

From the very moment I heard about this film, it was definitely one I wanted to see. Being the last installment of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, I was really looking forward to it’s closure. And, I must say – it did not disappoint.

Before going into the movie, I did read a few reviews on the film which were mixed – some liked it while others did not. The criticisms it received were mostly being that the film focused mainly on Batman himself instead of the villains which was the traditional norm (as in this one). Though, I think having the focus on Batman and his struggle for purpose was very important to give meaning and closure to his story.

(Note: For those who have seen the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Without the focus on Batman, I don’t think the story would have been as meaningful – all the pieces seemed to come together since it was mostly about him).

As in all the Batman type movies, there were a slew of new characters introduced into this film. Though, there were also some older characters we knew from the films that came before. In fact, I would recommend seeing the prior Batman movies in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy before seeing this one.

For those who are fans of the Batman story, the infusion of old and new characters is a special treat. It’s always exciting to see comic book characters and their stories come to life on the big screen. And that is what makes the Batman series all the more interesting and exciting – all of the characters are human and have their own stories as to how they came to be.

During the course of the movie, there are many things that are happening as well as new characters introduced – each adding to the overall story and closure of the film. For me personally, I think it was necessary as to weave the stories of the prior films to make it all come together.

At one point, I was surprised as there was a twist – the film was not as predictable as it seemed. And for me, that’s always a plus in my book.

(Note: For those who saw the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I was really taken by surprise when I found out the true story of what had happened in the prison pit many years ago – it definitely was an eye opener for me).

Overall, I enjoyed the film very much. The story and introduction of new characters with old ones gave it the closure it needed marking the end of the trilogy. Even more so, the title of the film has multiple meanings as “The Dark Knight” takes on different interpretations. As Batman says, “Anyone can be Batman.”

If you’re a fan of the Batman series and are in the mood for a comic book type of film, I do recommend this one.

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(Note: For those who saw the film, I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on it. After watching this one, my favorite from the trilogy is still this movie. Thanks for reading!)

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