“When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.”
Eight years have passed since Harvey Dent’s death and the Dark Knight’s disappearance from Gotham. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has since been isolated in his bedroom of the Wayne mansion, only interacting with his loyal butler, Alfred (Michael Caine). Now, there is a new villain, Bane (Tom Hardy), who is determined to finish the city of Gotham once and for all.
Wayne realizes that his city needs the Dark Knight to save its people once again. The Dark Knight returns to fight against Bane as well as the Gotham police, while utilizing some brand new toys introduced to him by Fox (Morgan Freeman). Throughout the film, Wayne’s true care for his city and its people is extremely evident as always.
This film still includes the ridiculous voice of the Dark Knight and adds the also ridiculous voice of Bane. These voices can be quite comical at times, limiting the believability of a scene.
Although the movie is two hours and forty-five minutes long, it sure doesn’t feel that long. The audience’s eyes are constantly moving and their brains are constantly trying to find a way to prevent the destruction of Gotham.
As the final film of the Dark Knight Trilogy, this film was expected to be bigger, battier, and better. The stunts are insane, the villains are stronger, and the story is richer. This was definitely a big step up from the previous two films.
Most people who have seen “The Dark Knight Rises” insist that it is the best film of the Christopher Nolan series. However, I beg to differ solely because I enjoyed the character of the Joker (Heath Ledger) as a villain more so than the character of Bane. But see it for yourself.
I give “The Dark Knight Rises” a 9 out of 10. You won’t be disappointed.