The Dark Knight Rises last edited by aphillips17 on 08/09/18 01:02PM View full history

"Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane."

Plot

Loosely inspired by story-lines such as "Knightfall", "The Dark Knight Returns", "Cataclysm", "Legacy" and "No Man's Land", the conclusion of The Dark Knight Trilogy pits a retired Bruce Wayne against a new breed of terrorist, who threatens to shatter the very fabric of Gotham City and bring the world to it's knees. Allied with a rookie cop and the sly Catwoman, Batman must break free of the shackles of his past and give his all to stop Bane, a beefed up criminal mastermind with sinister connections to old enemies, and someone close to Bruce Wayne himself.

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4.2 stars 4.2 Stars Average score of 19 user reviews

Spidey, Avengers, I'm real happy for ya and I'ma let you finish.. 0

Avengers, Spiderman, you're movies really were awesome, my god they were, but I'm sorry, even with your combined efforts, Marvel isn't going to win this summer. You guys could throw every movie you've made in the past 3 years at this thing and you still wouldn't have a prayer, that's how awesome this movie was.So... the movie itself... Wow. I'm honestly not sure where to start. The words to accurately describe this film may not have been invented yet. This film was so incredible that it is quite...

6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Amazing 0

It is hard to get too much into this movie without revealing too much about the plot, but this is essentially a wonderful compilation of story arcs from Knightfall and No Man's Land.  At times the movie plods along through some unconventional storylines and perhaps the average fan without as much exposure to the comics will find this lacking in energy, but the way in which this trilogy of films was wrapped up served to highlight the overall vision of the writer and director.  As with this cast f...

7 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Bigger is not always better. 0

Dark Knight Rises is not a bad film. It just manages to fail in ways that the previous two movies had not. The list of flaws in this film goes on and on (The dumb Robin reveal, the absence of Batman, the way Catwoman's character doesn't match the atmosphere established in the trilogy. etc.) Characters don't feel flushed out and worst of all, the stakes don't feel all that high in Gotham/ No Man's Land. Batman and Co. seem virtually indestructible, each one of them making it through the crumblin...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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