Christopher, along with his brother Jonathon, wrote such a grand and clever script that is just ingenious! Weaving such real world issues such as terrorism, economic collapse, social structure, class warfare, political injustice and anarchy, the film firmly takes place in the here and now. Nolan has really made the film very accessible to all of us who are just overwhelmed with the plight of today's events. Very rarely do we see this in a big budget Hollywood movie, where escapism is the norm and intelligence is left outside by the popcorn maker. Just like his last move INCEPTION, Nolan has crafted a highly entertaining, thought provoking film that requires multiple viewings to catch all the details that he puts into it.
Of course, having a great cast also helps as well. Kudos to the entire cast who have made this trilogy so rewarding to watch. Bale is once again great as both Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader, who again pushes himself and his body to the breaking point in his roles. Caine and Freeman bring perfection to their respective roles, and Oldman is just terrific as Gordon. Hathaway is smart, cunning, and sexy as Selina Kyle (and I love the fact that throughout the film, she is never referred to as Catwoman) while Hardy does an incredible job of transforming himself into his role as the villan Bane. Apathetic, unmerciful, and just flat out evil, Hardy's performance lives up to the late Heath Ledger's performance of the Joker from the previous installment!
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is one of my favorite films of 2012!! With this final installment, Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy has come to its epic conclusion, and we the fans of this series can walk away knowing that we have seen a magnificent film! 5 out of 5 stars! Highly recommended!!
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is now playing in regular and IMAX theaters nationwide, including at the Camera Cinemas here in Bay Area. To view showtimes, visit their website at www.cameracinemas.com.
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