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The Dark Knight Rises: Review

Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on July 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM


The Dark Knight Rises

Released  Friday, July 20, 2012 (available in IMAX)

Starring  Christian Bale (as Bruce Wayne/Batman), Tom Hardy (as Bane), Anne Hathaway (as Selina Kyle), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as John Blake), Gary Oldman (as Commissioner James Gordon), Marion Cotillard (as Miranda Tate), Michael Caine (as Alfred Pennyworth), Morgan Freeman (as Lucius Fox)

Director  Christopher Nolan

Screenwriters  Christopher Nolan, James Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane

Runtime  164 minutes

Rated  PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language


        out of 100



  Rises to Greatness

       Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012

In his first two Batman opuses, director Christopher Nolan reimagined the masked vigilante in an unprecedentedly dark depiction, transforming the banal and vapid landscape of the superhero genre with films characterized by narrative complexity, gripping action, and powerful performances. For the third and final time in his Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan has crafted both an exceptional blockbuster and a cinematic masterpiece, an instant classic that will be remembered for generations to come. Mounting a breakneck pace over 164 unforgettable minutes, "The Dark Knight Rises" captures your attention with brilliantly executed action sequences and an increasingly intricate and incendiary plot. Yet the evil here exists not in the villains but in the structure of a bleak metropolis decayed by lies and facades, a society whose moral degradation parallels the societal problems that face us today. When the fires of terrorism and social revolution engulf Gotham, the hope within each character - whose personal and moral predicaments are illuminated by a superlative cast - is tested time and time again but ultimately prevails, a motif of resilience that weaves through this testament to the enduring human spirit. When the ashes settle in a bittersweet conclusion to this outstanding achievement, a hero shall emerge triumphantly, dark in costume, a knight in valor, and the Batman forever, one who may not rise to the big screen again, but will always rise in our memories. 100/100

Would you pay for the tickets of three other friends at an IMAX showing? Yes

Would you work at the movie theater for two days with no pay in order to see this movie? Yes

How many times would you see this movie again? At least four or five times

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Reply Mrs. Atlee
11:38 AM on August 14, 2012 
SO -
How many times have you seen it, Kennth|?
Reply Kenneth Shinozuka
11:46 AM on August 14, 2012 
I have seen it twice, but I want to see it again.