Hail fellow fantasy-buffs and gamers!
I am writing this article just after seeing The Dark Knight Rises (on Saturday), a movie which fascinated me. So yes, this a positive review on it. Usually, when I comment on something I just saw on the cinema, I always say something like: “I liked this movie, but…”. I am a very harsh critic when it comes to the moving pictures, and not few have taken ill to my comments. Usually that’s why many people think I am a negative person. In the meanwhile I refuse to comment to that. Let me just say what I think about The Dark Knight Rises: I love it, but…
So, in order to be able to give my two cents, I will move to highlight some points about the movie. The underline is still, that everyone (or at least almost) should see it. It may be not as grand as the previous part of the series, but I felt really no lack of epicness. That being said let me just say that I also have not read any critic on the movie yet, since I always try not to tarnish my few forays into the cinemas with opinions… it always turns out I expect too much or too less of something. By the way, it is also a late review, but maybe I can bring something new to think about!
So, let’s get going:
- Excellent story! Period. I was at the edge of my seat the whole movie, and I could not stop staring at the screen. There were even times I wanted to stand up and just hooray at the heroes (and villains). Definitely worth the experience.
- Hathaway. Although Catwoman was excellently portrayed, I am not quite a fan of the casting. It is Definitely much better than Halle Berry. But somehow there were moments I could not imagine she was Selina Kyle. Anyway, this is more a personal perk, so don’t pay too much attention to this opinion!
- The inclusion of Bane’s signature move. Now, you may wonder what I mean with this, but for this you most go back a few years in the comic book history. I don’t remember the exact year, but there was a mayor event after Superman’s death and revival in which Bane actually defeated Batman… by breaking his back (obviously Bruce got better after a few months). The inclusion of this and how they put it together with the story was just brilliant. I liked the idea of the crippled millionaire who had to literally crawl out of his hole to be able to assume his role as a protector. Yes, the title predicted exactly what you would see. And it did this in a glorious manner. Believe me, just because of that I finally made my mind and I will buy the trilogy. Mind you that I never buy movies!
- Uh, Batman, are you there? My biggest concern may be the fact that sometimes I had this uneasy feeling that this story could have been written under another name. In other words, was the inclusion of the Batman cast and its hero really necessary? I felt sometimes that I could have watched the movie with another set of characters and it would have been as great. I don’t exactly know how to feel about this. The whole story arc took and interesting turn with the third movie, but it felt a but not-batmanish, if you catch my drift. In other words, this whole revolution idea felt a bit odd to me. Or maybe I am just being stubborn and I am shying on how the director took a look into the world of the Caped Crusader, since it really broke a few molds. Innovation is not always a bad thing, and we saw it in Burton’s vision of Gotham City.
- The obligatory sequel! Now, this one is really something I am concerned about. To be honest, the whole trilogy is great. Maybe the first movie was not as interesting as I would have liked, but the other two were great. In fact, they are so grand that I fear that a small mistake in the next movie could crash the whole effort Nolan has put into the creation of this masterpieces. We already have seen this sad turn of events in the same franchise: Batman Forever anyone? Now that we know that there is a Robin involved and that Batman is officially dead to every one in Gotham City, but will return, the whole series of movies is at that delicate point of having too many sequels and with this, that it will come to a crash because of some ideas for the story that may go wrong. If there is really a necessity of a sequel, then let us just hope that they put as much effort in that movie as in the present one. I would not mind to find finally a serious Robin sidekick in a Batman movie! Please Nolan????
Well then, I am off to catch up on some reviews I wanted to take a look at. In any case, I’ll see you next week, or maybe a bit earlier!
May they smile upon your way!
PS: Best Bane ever!