The Dark Knight Rises

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Should you watch this movie? A thousand times yes! After all, it is Batman!

The third and last installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga is back! 8 years after the events of The Dark Knight, Batman is considered a villain after killing Harvey Dent, and the city of Gotham enjoys a peaceful existence. But a new villain, Bane, a former disciple of Ra’s al Ghul threats Gotham’s peace and destroy it once and for all.

As you can expect, this film is just epic and here’s why

The entire movie is action packed and extremely enjoyable. Sure, I could mention the thrilling action scenes, the amazing gadgets, and the special effects

accompanying them all, but what really takes the credit for the awesomeness of this movie is the star-studded cast and their incredible perform

ances.

Christian Bale was really, really great in this installment, as he deliver a strong performance, more passionate than the second movie. But he also brings his usual Batman antics, raspy voice and all. On the side of good we have the usual players: Gary Oldman reprises his role as Jim Gordom, but this time he is Commisioner Gordon. Morgan Freeman plays Lucius Fox again as well, and although both actors don’t appear as often as in previous movies, their contributions are amazing. But on the side of good, the two that caught my eye were Michael Caine in the role of Alfred and new addition in the Batman films Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The former provides with some of the most emotional parts of the movie. Very, very moving. The latter is proving he is definitely star material! His performance was simple yet powerful as rookie cop with a heart of gold John Blake.

I was not terribly impressed with the main antagonist, Bane, played by Tom Hardy. Mainly because you can hardly see it’s Tom Hardy. If you are a heterosexual woman or a gay man, and you know what Tom Hardy looks like, then you can understand why my utter dissapointment. If you don’t know who this guy is (or if you simply want to bask in those lucious lips) check this out. Oh well, at least the voice is interesting and the lines delivered nicely, although at times a bit muffled. In the “ambiguous” side (sometimes she’s bad, sometimes she’s good) is Miss Ann Hathaway playing Selina Kyle, otherwise known as “Catwoman”, although in the movie she is simply a “cat burglar”. I looooove the direction Nolan went with the Selina Kyle story, which is a more believable version of her story compared to the ones in the roles played by Michelle Pfeifer and Halle Berry. Annie is just fabulous in her role, she playes this sexy femme fatale, but at the same time with a hint of sweet. And at least heterosexual men and gay women out there get to see those lucious lips!

There are a couple of surprises in the movie which you’ll find rather enjoyable. There are other famous cast members such as Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Juno Temple, even Nestor Carbonell reprises his role as the Mayor. Saying anything else will spoil the surprises in store, although, if you are a fan of the comics, then sometime halfway through the movie your’ll get more or less the direction they’re going for. But even with the knowledge it’s no less enjoyable! Must watch!

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