The Dark Knight Rises

“The biggest surprise may just be how satisfying Nolan has made his farewell to a Dark Knight trilogy that many fans will wish he’d extend to a 10-part series, at least.”
-Bob Mondello, NPR

The Dark Knight Rises…the final chapter in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. The world has collectively been waiting for this film since we first saw Batman run into the shadows at the end of The Dark Night. It’s finally here, but is it worth the wait? Of course it is. As the last theatrical Batman film we’ll see for a while, it does nearly everything we could ask for. While it may fail to reach the highs of the original Dark Knight, it delivers a heart pounding and satisfying conclusion to Nolan’s vision.

I love nearly everything about this film. Sure, it runs a bit long and might pack a bit too much plot into it’s 2 hour and 45 minute runtime. But for me, more Batman is better and I soaked up every last second. The Dark Knight Rises solidifies the series as not only the best comic book adaption to date, but one of the best film trilogies ever made.

Rises is the perfect end to this story. It has its own distinct style but fits right in with the trilogy. Bane is chilling! Catwoman is great! The gadgets are cool! The action and set pieces are epic! Alfred is old! Stuff happens! There’s not much more to say. Batman is cool and so are the movies he is in. You probably already have, but if not, go see The Dark Knight Rises!!!

“TDKR completes on the great trilogies in movie history.”
-Richard Roeper, Richard

FilmFire review:
4.75/5 forms