Alright before you scream SPOILER ALERT , let me quickly say that I’m not giving you a blow by blow(dirty minds will loose focus here) account of everything that happened in the movie , just a general review .
Years back when warner bros decided to re-introduce batman , i guess a lot of us felt they were just looking for ways to extort us by remaking the same old movies , reharshing the same good old “good over evil all conquering super hero plot” ,we probably expected the usual explosions and unnecessary combats taking center stage while the core art of storytelling suffers, leaving us with a watery plot and an average movie that we will get tired of the moment we get over the hype associated with movies just before release.Thanks to an awesome director in Christopher Nolan , all that fear were dispelled the moment the first installment hit our screen(ok the first one wasnt all that awesome), after setting the tone with the first installment and literally leaving us breatheless with the second which will be remembered for an epic performance from the joker (heath legder), the recent release of the 3rd (TDKR) raised some questions ,
- will Nolan be able to surpass the second batman ?
- was he wrong in using a time tested villain in the joker in the second installment rather than in the 3rd?
- and more importantly will he give the dark knight triology the grand finale it deserved ??
General overview : ok I did promise that I wasn’t going to reveal much about the movie , but I must say the story was on point , continuity was important and they maintain that pretty well , I love the way all the characters were introduced my favourite being bane’s ,the mid air stunt (which I heard was done witout cgi aid ) at the start of the movie was awesome , right there you get the feeling that bane was a psychotic craftsman but unlike the joker he was stronger.The story took time to build the characters that were being introduced brilliantly.Generally it was a fun movie ,for those who are hellbent on having the comic look exactly like the movies .. if you have a problem with the film .. WAKA .. fucking oversabis ..*mstchewwwwwww*.
The showstoppers : For me everyone and I mean every one delivered in that movie , the acting was of the highest quality , but for a list of top contributors, I’ll go with:
Nolan : maybe I’m over flogging this issue but trying to match the expectations for TDKR was no mean feat and the genius did pretty well to make the movie look good , next on my list is
hans zimmer : the guy who composed the score for TDKR (please this has nothing to do with sports),very few people go to the movies to enjoy the score of the movie , but personally I think this is vital to the overall experience especially for movies that take a little time to build its characters, it’s important to engage the viewers and zimmer did an incredible job .
And finally anne hatheway : when it was announced that anne was going to be the new catwoman ,a lot of us laffed at the choice and we gave her no chance to succeed at the role , while I’ve always respected anne as an actress , I felt a sleek , strong ,deceptive , cunning and “innocent” 2faced character like the cat woman as a bit too much for her especially after her
poor performance in “love and other drugs” as a prick loving hippie made it look like she’s better off playing the good girl , but she proved us all wrong , she literally nailed the character , the smooth transition from innocent cutie to a sleek rogue with a smile was arousing which got me thinkn a batman / cat woman themed role play won’t be a bad idea *clears throat* back to the movie , anne is easily my favourite on sceen performer .
Cons : for a near perfect movie , there was hardly any flaw to pick out , maybe i’m even making up this section up to have something for this section , but I think the way bane was killed was too soft , for such a tough guy he deserved a better death , and secondly I felt bane seemed more scary when he wasn’t talking , would have loved it if he talked less .And erm a catwoman sex scene wouldnt have been a bad idea .. not with bane or batman tho but with erm .. lets just say a ‘certain’ board member.
Verdict : The dark knight rises was a very good movie the best of the year so far (my opinion) , a befitting end to an epic triology , everything about the movie was near perfect , the unexpected twist and turns were exciting to say the least ,few will argue that it did not match expectations set by the hype, well its almost impossible to match the massive hype that surrounded the movie ,considering that this was DC comics trump card to catch up with marvel , i think they did a good job.
The dark knight might end up as the best non-animated film this year (yes an animated film will be the best in general , trust me on this).
Advice : I just felt compel to add this , if you are not a big fan of deep stories , if all you care about in movies are unnecessary fight scenes , explosions , then you might not enjoy the movie , and you might not get that experience that this article portrays , you are better off chilling for the next micheal bay flick , yes that guy likes explosions too much or wait for the release of GI joe 2 , better still tune in to cartoon network and watch ben 10.
Secondly if you haven’t seen the part 1 and 2 , it will be cool to download buy and watch that before you head to the cinemas for this .
and for those fan boys who loved to rant and complain that the movie is too different from the comics .. i say fuck you .. fucking “drama queens”
Teaser : is catwoman straight , bi or a lesbian??? first ten correct answers get a surprise gift .