I really didn’t want to post a review today, but I can’t contain myself. I wanted to tell people about the film I saw a few hours ago.
The end of the trilogy. The last film of the Nolan era of Batman. The Dark Knight Rises.
Expectations on this film has been so high mostly because the last one has been regarded as a modern classic.
Fortunately this last film satisfied… No… Exceeded… Not even… Simply put, this movie blew me away. The Dark Knight was put on a pedestal, and this threequel can be placed beside that.
Christopher Nolan created the best trilogy film has ever seen.
While I don’t think anyone can top Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning tune as the Joker, the entire cast proved they are worthy of their roles. Most notable is Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman. She’s no longer just a sex kitten that heats up the screen, she is a formidable character who will do just about anything to get what she wants.
I also loved the story. Not only does it follow the continuity, this film is actually the only film that resembles what happened in the comics. It was great to see the iconic backbreaking scene from Knightfall (correct me if I’m wrong on this one).
Even the twist in the end was something that fans of the comic book will truly appreciate.
I understand the critiques about this movie. They came mostly from non-readers. The twist may even be something that came from nowhere, specially if you did not see the first film. But for a comic geek like me, this was the perfect fan service a film creator would give to his loyalists.
Christopher Nolan achieved what some thought was impossible.
He made a comic book film relevant.
RATING: 10 out of 10 stars..