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The Dark Knight Rises
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Dec 8, 2012 By: Chris Bumbray
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Christopher Nolan

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Christian Bale
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Anne Hathaway

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Having hung up the cowl years ago, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is roused into once again becoming Batman when a mysterious mercenary, Bane (Tom Hardy) unleashes of reign of terror on Gotham. But, will Batman be able to conquer this new enemy, and can he trust Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) a stylish thief with whom he has more than a little in common?
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Months later, the commotion surrounding THE DARK KNIGHT RISES has finally died down, and we can finally look at the film on its own merits. For some reason, many fans seemed to be expecting a different conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy- and it met with a surprisingly mixed reaction from fans. That said, many- including myself, were floored by it, and to me the series could not have gotten a better conclusion than THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, which is still- six months later, my favorite film of the year.

It just hit me on so many levels. As an action film it delivered in spades, with the opening hijacking being a standout. Granted, on Blu-ray, no matter how big your TV is it loses something, with nothing comparing to the visceral thrill of IMAX- especially as shot by Nolan and his DP Wally Pfister. Still, at home, and on repeated viewings it’s easier to appreciate some of the less bombastic joys of Nolan’s film.

Christian Bale gives one of his best performances as Wayne/Batman, after taking a bit of a backseat to Heath Ledger in THE DARK KNIGHT. Tom Hardy- while no Ledger (and he never tries to be) makes a thoroughly compelling villain. Anne Hathaway easily matches, and maybe (maybe) exceeds Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic performance as Catwoman in BATMAN RETURNS, while Joseph Gordon Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman all do superlative work in their respective roles. And the score by Hans Zimmer- MY GOD!

THE EXTRAS
Like TDK, the DKR Blu-ray is chockfull of special features, although no director’s cut or deleted scenes. The most important extra- by far, is the fact that the film is presented in varying aspect ratios, with the original IMAX sequences being matted to 1:78:1. While no substitute for the theatrical experience, it gives you an idea of what Nolan was going for, and the 65mm footage looks amazing in High Def.

The rest of the special features are divided into four sections. The first Production is over an hour of featurettes dissection the production. The next characters goes about a half hour, spending time on the evolving natures of Batman, Gotham, and Catwoman. Reflections is probably the most interesting, detailing the IMAX shooting, and reflecting on the series as a whole. Finally, there’s an hour long doc on The Batmobile .

The trailers round out the extras- and everything is in HD. Depending on the version you pick up, there’s probably also a DVD copy and ultraviolet digital copy.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
No matter what anyone says, I’m still convinced THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is an incredible conclusion to the trilogy, and a far better film than this summer’s other big superhero movie THE AVENGERS (would you really watch that one more than once or twice?). It’s just SUCH a good movie, and one I’ll be watching over and over.
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5:59PM on 12/07/2012

Agreed with the comments below about this being a troll review

You know what, I would give this a green (I did enjoy the movie despite it's flaws), but the trolling in the review makes me give it a red. The Avengers is this generation's Ghostbusters, it's just a purely fun film that people obviously have watched more than "once or twice". I'm pretty sure the writer knows this despite his personal view of the movie, but he is being a typical troll by screaming for attention.
You know what, I would give this a green (I did enjoy the movie despite it's flaws), but the trolling in the review makes me give it a red. The Avengers is this generation's Ghostbusters, it's just a purely fun film that people obviously have watched more than "once or twice". I'm pretty sure the writer knows this despite his personal view of the movie, but he is being a typical troll by screaming for attention.
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11:52AM on 12/08/2012
I loved this movie. Loved that they used Tale of Two Cities as source material But seriously? I've watched Avengers twice in one day. Joss Whedon is brilliant and there's no point saying one is better than the other. They're almost completely different genres. Avengers is a witty action packed ride with Gods, cloaking ships, and Aliens in it. Dark Knights Rises is grounded in a reality based world and mostly a tear inducing drama. They're both excellent.
I loved this movie. Loved that they used Tale of Two Cities as source material But seriously? I've watched Avengers twice in one day. Joss Whedon is brilliant and there's no point saying one is better than the other. They're almost completely different genres. Avengers is a witty action packed ride with Gods, cloaking ships, and Aliens in it. Dark Knights Rises is grounded in a reality based world and mostly a tear inducing drama. They're both excellent.
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5:26PM on 12/09/2012
@Abdog47 A History of Violence, American Splendor, and Tamara Drewe are all comic book movies too, but I still wouldn't compare them to The Avengers. Comic books are the source, not the genre.
@Abdog47 A History of Violence, American Splendor, and Tamara Drewe are all comic book movies too, but I still wouldn't compare them to The Avengers. Comic books are the source, not the genre.
5:17PM on 12/08/2012
They are both comic book movies, it's a cop out saying you can't compare the two. Avengers is better in my book.
They are both comic book movies, it's a cop out saying you can't compare the two. Avengers is better in my book.
12:21AM on 12/09/2012
I've watched The Avengers more than once. How dare you.
I've watched The Avengers more than once. How dare you.
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7:18AM on 12/08/2012
I enjoyed DKR, but didn't find it nearly as enthralling or fun as The Avengers. While good, there was just a lot about it that was lacking. I hate to compare it to TDK, but with TDK we got a consistently fascinating film whose villain you always questioned. With DKR, we get a film that has pacing issues which waver between balls out action and slow simmer. It almost felt like Nolan was in a rush to finish the series off and forwent a lot of what made the previous films so fantastic. Not to say
I enjoyed DKR, but didn't find it nearly as enthralling or fun as The Avengers. While good, there was just a lot about it that was lacking. I hate to compare it to TDK, but with TDK we got a consistently fascinating film whose villain you always questioned. With DKR, we get a film that has pacing issues which waver between balls out action and slow simmer. It almost felt like Nolan was in a rush to finish the series off and forwent a lot of what made the previous films so fantastic. Not to say DKR isn't a great movie itself, but it left a lot to be desired. I had hoped it was a film I would have wanted to see in the theater more than once, but that was not the case. To answer your trollish question about The Avengers (and it was quite trollish), I love that movie and have seen it more than twice and will gladly watch it again....and again. It's a fantastic movie that is incredibly entertaining, not just in terms of action but in character development and interaction.
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6:43AM on 12/07/2012
I saw it twice at IMAX and loved both times. I cannot wait to watch it again at home.
I saw it twice at IMAX and loved both times. I cannot wait to watch it again at home.
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4:29PM on 12/07/2012

Still a good movie, but the flaws standout

I doubt this post needs it, but I’ll be polite and say SPOILERS from here on out: I saw TDKR twice in the theaters and watched it for the third time last night at home. The first time, it was right up there behind TDK as the best of the three, almost neck-and-neck. The second time, it fell a bit because I started thinking about missed opportunities and plot holes (a more realized “Robin;” the fact that everyone knows who Batman is, except for his closest confidant (Gordon);
I doubt this post needs it, but I’ll be polite and say SPOILERS from here on out: I saw TDKR twice in the theaters and watched it for the third time last night at home. The first time, it was right up there behind TDK as the best of the three, almost neck-and-neck. The second time, it fell a bit because I started thinking about missed opportunities and plot holes (a more realized “Robin;” the fact that everyone knows who Batman is, except for his closest confidant (Gordon); and the timing of the bomb exploding that would allow Batman to safely get away). These were all nitpicks and I was willing to overlook them. However, upon re-watching it last night, the holes in this movie just broke through and really took away from my enjoyment of the film. Let me get out of the way what I did like: Bane and Catwoman. While the endgame made him seem more like a prominent henchman for Talia (which I figured was coming) and reduced the sheer awe of his actions prior to this reveal, Tom Hardy was excellent. While not being similar in stature to his comic counterpart, Hardy was still able to make Bane feel menacing. Oh, and I thought the voice, while rough to understand sometimes in the theater, was quite fun. Hathaway did a damn good job as Catwoman too. She really seemed to be relishing this role throughout the entire movie, whereas some other actors (Cottliard in particular) just seemed to be going through the motions. Another thing I liked upon multiple viewings was how Talia’s actions started to all make sense as to why she hid who she was and didn’t just kill Bruce right away. At first it seemed like such a chore, but it was actually clever to me why she went about appearing innocent up until the very end. Among other things I really enjoyed: The first Batman/Bane fight; the opening plane crash sequence; Batman chasing Bane and the other motorcycles; the build up to the “war” between convicts and police; most of the endings. Having said all that, what started off as nitpicks become outright complaints about some parts of this movie. The first is shoehorning Robin into the film. This seems like fan-service, on-par with what Rami did with Venom in Spider-Man 3. While at least Rami gave us a fully-realized Venom on screen, the closest we get to Robin is John Blake shooting a man in the back after using the cement truck to ricochet the bullet. I think it would’ve been fine to just have John Blake be John Blake. Hell, you could even have him save Batman at some point or team up with him. But the whole last second switcheroo was just terribly executed. Another complaint is sending the entire Gotham police force underground at the same damn time. Come on Nolan & Goyer, really? A fourth of the police? Sure. Half of the force? I can go along with it. All of them? That’s just stupid. It was a dumb plot device to get over the main hurdle of Bane taking over Gotham and, frankly, I expected something smarter from Nolan. A list of other complaints and grievances: John Blake knew Bruce Wayne was Batman because he looked somber once; Bruce Wayne has been a shut in for eight years and is not in peak physical condition anymore, but one magic knee brace later and he’s back to form; Bruce says he quit because the Dent Act rendered Batman obsolete, but he really quit because Rachel was killed; Bruce firing Alfred because he told him what he doesn’t want to hear, which is what he has always done; Bane couldn’t fake the death of the Dr. Pavel without resorting to a completely unnecessary (but visually awesome)plane hijacking. Again, I did enjoy this movie, but a five-star worthy successor to TDK it is not. And to answer another question, Avengers is not without its major flaws either, but it is infinitely more rewatchable than TDKR.
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9:08AM on 12/08/2012

Spoiler Alert

certainly not a bad movie by any means, still my least favorite of the three. I would have liked this movie more if Bruce Wayne had actually died. The ending is such a cop-out.
certainly not a bad movie by any means, still my least favorite of the three. I would have liked this movie more if Bruce Wayne had actually died. The ending is such a cop-out.
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8:15AM on 12/08/2012

Avengers

Hey all- sorry if my offhand comment about Avengers rubbed you the wrong way. Don't get me wrong- I liked it a lot (gave it a 9/10 after all).
Hey all- sorry if my offhand comment about Avengers rubbed you the wrong way. Don't get me wrong- I liked it a lot (gave it a 9/10 after all).
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1:00PM on 12/09/2012
I prefer TDKR, but still think the Avengers has a legitimate place in the debate as to what was the better comic book film of 2012.
I prefer TDKR, but still think the Avengers has a legitimate place in the debate as to what was the better comic book film of 2012.
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7:16AM on 12/07/2012
I still really like this film and it is a great blu-ray release; I don't own a copy yet but was able to borrow a copy to review it. I loved watching the behind-the-scenes features, as with the previous two Nolan Batman films and Inception, but I would sum up the special features as “extensive but not exhaustive.” For example, the “Characters” section of “Ending the Knight” comprises profiles of Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, and Bane — but none on major new characters John Blake and Miranda Tate or
I still really like this film and it is a great blu-ray release; I don't own a copy yet but was able to borrow a copy to review it. I loved watching the behind-the-scenes features, as with the previous two Nolan Batman films and Inception, but I would sum up the special features as “extensive but not exhaustive.” For example, the “Characters” section of “Ending the Knight” comprises profiles of Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, and Bane — but none on major new characters John Blake and Miranda Tate or stalwart allies Commissioner Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, and Lucius Fox. The extras are also curiously spoiler-free, so there isn’t a featurette that goes into the finale in detail. Still, pretty much a must-own, and I'd love to get my hands on the broken cowl edition, as that does look like a superb display piece. Also, the Batmobile featurette was very good stuff, I thought it'd just be a run-through of the technical specifications of each of the cars, but it explored the iconography, symbolism and personal significance to various people involved in the creation of the various versions of the Batmobile. And that bit with the Batmobile taken up to the children's hospital is a tearjerker for sure.
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5:41AM on 12/07/2012
I usually agree with your reviews word for word, so I'm quite surprised a repeat viewing didn't make you question the huge gaps in logic and baffling character choices. As for The Avengers, it never tried to be something it isn't - it's simply a slick fun popcorn movie. Batman Begins was a statement of intent by Nolan that he ended up almost completely abandoning. There's something strikingly incompetent about decisions made here, for maybe the first time ever I found myself wishing there
I usually agree with your reviews word for word, so I'm quite surprised a repeat viewing didn't make you question the huge gaps in logic and baffling character choices. As for The Avengers, it never tried to be something it isn't - it's simply a slick fun popcorn movie. Batman Begins was a statement of intent by Nolan that he ended up almost completely abandoning. There's something strikingly incompetent about decisions made here, for maybe the first time ever I found myself wishing there had been studio interference.
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6:04AM on 12/07/2012
Also, prepare for the Fanboys. They are coming...
Also, prepare for the Fanboys. They are coming...
6:03AM on 12/07/2012
I actually think the studio did interfere with it, I knew something different was going down as soon as they announced the title. It's such an obvious cash-in title, if The Dark Knight made as much as the Batman Begins, they would have changed it to something a little original. The trilogy would have been way cooler if each title was different, but now it will always be a reminder of Hollywood...
I actually think the studio did interfere with it, I knew something different was going down as soon as they announced the title. It's such an obvious cash-in title, if The Dark Knight made as much as the Batman Begins, they would have changed it to something a little original. The trilogy would have been way cooler if each title was different, but now it will always be a reminder of Hollywood...
5:57AM on 12/07/2012

This article might be trolling...

The movie lacks any emotional build-up of the previous films, but maybe some people missed what made The Dark Knight special. As soon as Judge Janet Surrillo finds a Joker card in the middle of the stack of conviction papers, it propels us into a chain of events as the Joker kills and threatens the life of Harvey Dent. The editing and music are so powerful that it doesn't end until Joker enters the Harvey's Fund-Raiser and fires a shotgun into the air, completely leaving us breathless.
The movie lacks any emotional build-up of the previous films, but maybe some people missed what made The Dark Knight special. As soon as Judge Janet Surrillo finds a Joker card in the middle of the stack of conviction papers, it propels us into a chain of events as the Joker kills and threatens the life of Harvey Dent. The editing and music are so powerful that it doesn't end until Joker enters the Harvey's Fund-Raiser and fires a shotgun into the air, completely leaving us breathless. Although this takes place over the course of 5-10 minutes, it is all ONE sequence tied together masterfully building up to the Jokers big entrance. So what's the point? That is just one of the subtle touches that make TDK a superior film, something The Dark Knight Rises doesn't even remotely come close to achieving. I challenge anybody to pick a series of sequences in The Dark Knight Rises that is tied together with Music, Story, Acting and Purpose and achieves any real emotion. That is the difference, it's just a series of individual scenes that carry us from one dull plot point to the next. The story is so rushed that they have John Blake declare he knows Batman's identity because they couldn't build up to it. They just didn't have enough room to tie it all together, so they forcefully spoon feed you the information through poor dialogue sequences that are incredibly dull. There are so many scenes that could be cut and the movie would still achieve the same effect. The Dark Knight Rises was a spectacle of epic American action, when it's predecessor (The Dark Knight) was a spectacle of epic storytelling. P.S. If you think The Dark Knight Rises is action packed, you should sit down and watch "The Raid" with full surround sound. It'll kick your ass. Too bad the same audience hates subtitles...
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6:23PM on 12/08/2012

Have to disagree.

Just watched it last night for the very first time, and I have to say I was really disappointed. I love Nolan, I love his first two Batman movies, some of the finest movies ever committed to film. But the third one just falls flat. There's way to many and too glaring of plot holes. There's probably too many characters too. Was there a point to Mathew Modine's character? I'm not sure. And for a Batman movie, there's precious little Batman. Most of the film seems to follow Joseph
Just watched it last night for the very first time, and I have to say I was really disappointed. I love Nolan, I love his first two Batman movies, some of the finest movies ever committed to film. But the third one just falls flat. There's way to many and too glaring of plot holes. There's probably too many characters too. Was there a point to Mathew Modine's character? I'm not sure. And for a Batman movie, there's precious little Batman. Most of the film seems to follow Joseph Gordon-Levitt as he looks off into the distance with grave concern in nearly every shot. Didn't buy Hathaway as Catwoman, just not sultry enough. Sure it was a good ending for the trilogy, but having to sit 2 hours to get to that ending was rough. The 1st and 3rd acts of the film were okay, but the 2nd act just dragged on and on, like some painfully boring drama. Too many scenes with painfully "on the nose" dialogue giving exposition speeches. Telling rather than showing. Very, very dull. I think that they had the right villains, a good overall concept, but it just wasn't executed very well. It played like a disorganized mess. I think another couple of rewrites were probably warranted.
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1:16PM on 12/08/2012

Hmm...

I'd have liked this movie a lot more if it had made any kind of sense. Plot holes and inconsistencies that the Joker could drive a school bus through hampered my enjoyment, unfortunately. Batman Begins remains the best Nolan directed Bat-flick. That's not to say that the last two didn't have admirable qualities, but they were largely technical and not plot/character related things that I enjoyed. Although I do think Ledger (obviously) and Hathaway rocked it in their respective roles, Aaron
I'd have liked this movie a lot more if it had made any kind of sense. Plot holes and inconsistencies that the Joker could drive a school bus through hampered my enjoyment, unfortunately. Batman Begins remains the best Nolan directed Bat-flick. That's not to say that the last two didn't have admirable qualities, but they were largely technical and not plot/character related things that I enjoyed. Although I do think Ledger (obviously) and Hathaway rocked it in their respective roles, Aaron Eckhart still has my favorite performance out of the series as Harvey Dent.
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1:29PM on 12/07/2012
TDKR is the bee's knees. Not the best movie of the year, I'd say thats Cloud Atlas, but this is pretty close! Also, i never compare it to the Avengers, it just shouldn't be done.
TDKR is the bee's knees. Not the best movie of the year, I'd say thats Cloud Atlas, but this is pretty close! Also, i never compare it to the Avengers, it just shouldn't be done.
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1:02PM on 12/07/2012

Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul

This is one of my favorite parts When it happened i realized the prision pit is a metaphor for the Lazarrus Pit and how do u have a real world resurrection? have it be a halculination (he appreas) in the prision (lazrussus pit) i also liked how Blake incorporates every robin hence the name "Robin" i also liked that they didnt show everything, like ppl assume batman did the fire bridge symbol during the events of the TDKR. Batman could have rigged up all of gotham before the movie takes
This is one of my favorite parts When it happened i realized the prision pit is a metaphor for the Lazarrus Pit and how do u have a real world resurrection? have it be a halculination (he appreas) in the prision (lazrussus pit) i also liked how Blake incorporates every robin hence the name "Robin" i also liked that they didnt show everything, like ppl assume batman did the fire bridge symbol during the events of the TDKR. Batman could have rigged up all of gotham before the movie takes place, for some theatrics he might need later
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6:27AM on 12/07/2012
The film didn't blow me away, though I loved Hardy's portrayal of Bane. Having only seen it the one time at the cinema, however, I'm keen to get some home viewings in of this to reevaluate TDKR. Plus doing a triple bill viewing of the full trilogy will be a cool experience,
The film didn't blow me away, though I loved Hardy's portrayal of Bane. Having only seen it the one time at the cinema, however, I'm keen to get some home viewings in of this to reevaluate TDKR. Plus doing a triple bill viewing of the full trilogy will be a cool experience,
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1:13PM on 12/15/2012
I liked TDKR quite a bit, but after my third viewing in theaters I realized that it doesn't hold up a well when you know what's going to happen. Avengers on the other hand does everything so perfectly that the plot is just an excuse to get some really great scenes and dialogue that you can watch over and over. Not that I would, because it would probably get old, but it's far more entertaining to watch and overall just good fun. TDKR starts to drag on a bit once Bruce is in prison and I will
I liked TDKR quite a bit, but after my third viewing in theaters I realized that it doesn't hold up a well when you know what's going to happen. Avengers on the other hand does everything so perfectly that the plot is just an excuse to get some really great scenes and dialogue that you can watch over and over. Not that I would, because it would probably get old, but it's far more entertaining to watch and overall just good fun. TDKR starts to drag on a bit once Bruce is in prison and I will probably just fast forward to when he returns to Gotham. TDKR, along with BB and TDK, are probably once a year movie, while The Avengers I could watch multiple times throughout the year.
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3:43PM on 12/08/2012
The Avengers comment soiled this entire review. Bad enough this film is very over rated by Nolan fans, and it's sad that this is the sequel we got to TDK (which I loved), and that people are so willing to overlook some pretty bad plot holes and a pretty horrible understanding of the Batman character. The main thing I am looking forward to now is a franchise reboot that is made by a person who actually loves and respects the character. I hope Nolan does his Blade Runner/ Ridley Scott homage and
The Avengers comment soiled this entire review. Bad enough this film is very over rated by Nolan fans, and it's sad that this is the sequel we got to TDK (which I loved), and that people are so willing to overlook some pretty bad plot holes and a pretty horrible understanding of the Batman character. The main thing I am looking forward to now is a franchise reboot that is made by a person who actually loves and respects the character. I hope Nolan does his Blade Runner/ Ridley Scott homage and gets it out of his system one day.
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1:12PM on 12/07/2012

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6:18AM on 12/07/2012
DVD owners, head over to Wal-Mart (or order on their website) for those of you who don't have a Blu-Ray and love extra features. They are selling an exclusive double disk "Special Edition" allegedly with all the Blu-Ray extras. The reviews I've read online seem to confirm this.
DVD owners, head over to Wal-Mart (or order on their website) for those of you who don't have a Blu-Ray and love extra features. They are selling an exclusive double disk "Special Edition" allegedly with all the Blu-Ray extras. The reviews I've read online seem to confirm this.
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12:05PM on 12/07/2012
I just want to say, if plot-holes is what you have an issue with here, it's not that much more far-fetched than TDK. I really liked this movie. I still haven't seen The Avengers to compare, but that's hardly even relevant as the Marvel films are such a different beast than this latest Batman iteration. What Nolan did that I admire him for, is he didn't shy away from turning the world of Gotham upside down and then not pretending everything was alright in the end. Even Raimi's Spider-Man managed
I just want to say, if plot-holes is what you have an issue with here, it's not that much more far-fetched than TDK. I really liked this movie. I still haven't seen The Avengers to compare, but that's hardly even relevant as the Marvel films are such a different beast than this latest Batman iteration. What Nolan did that I admire him for, is he didn't shy away from turning the world of Gotham upside down and then not pretending everything was alright in the end. Even Raimi's Spider-Man managed to smooth over the devastation left by prior movies. Do I think that TDKR is the best movie of the year? No. That's Argo. But it does a commendable job of wrapping up the trilogy without compromising the character and world that had been created.
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1:13AM on 12/08/2012
Being far-fetched and having plot holes are two wholly separate entities (far-fetchedness can cause plot holes, but not all plot holes come from such, and not all far fetchedness has plot holes). The people complaining about the plot holes don't mind suspending belief to buy certain things, but the movie doesn't apply any form of logic to most of it's storyteling devices- ie- why doesn't a prison have guards? The shoehorning in of Robin for no reason? These and other examples throughout the
Being far-fetched and having plot holes are two wholly separate entities (far-fetchedness can cause plot holes, but not all plot holes come from such, and not all far fetchedness has plot holes). The people complaining about the plot holes don't mind suspending belief to buy certain things, but the movie doesn't apply any form of logic to most of it's storyteling devices- ie- why doesn't a prison have guards? The shoehorning in of Robin for no reason? These and other examples throughout the film are just bad storytelling, and fans of this series expected better and deserved better. For the first two films, whatever plot holes they may have had at least require some thought put into them before any plot holes were revealed/ seen/ etc.
8:59AM on 12/07/2012

I agree with austinstock, this is definitely a troll article.

"Would you really watch the Avengers more than once or twice" - Give me a fucking break, this dude is obvious fishing for comments (like this one). I would post why I think TDKR is a heaping pile of mediocrity, but this review is a joke to begin with.
"Would you really watch the Avengers more than once or twice" - Give me a fucking break, this dude is obvious fishing for comments (like this one). I would post why I think TDKR is a heaping pile of mediocrity, but this review is a joke to begin with.
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8:16PM on 12/08/2012

idk...

It was good but could of been a whole lot better. The ending was very weak I thought. Like I been telling everyone, the movie was grounded in such realism and that the ending to me seemed so cartoony and very cliche. To me I think a more suited ending would have been if the bomb did go off many died and all, and out of the rubble you see a torn up mask of batman something moves in the rubble we really don't know but we sense it is batman, and that to me could of be the rising part. Maybe my
It was good but could of been a whole lot better. The ending was very weak I thought. Like I been telling everyone, the movie was grounded in such realism and that the ending to me seemed so cartoony and very cliche. To me I think a more suited ending would have been if the bomb did go off many died and all, and out of the rubble you see a torn up mask of batman something moves in the rubble we really don't know but we sense it is batman, and that to me could of be the rising part. Maybe my ending is lame too but I just feel something along those lines would of fitted the movie better.
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7:50PM on 12/08/2012

heh

I'm amused that on the one hand, there are so many comments from people piling on "nolan fanboys" for not realizing that this movie is flawed, and just giving themselves over to blindly loving the film – and adjacent comments to people giving The Avengers the same type of tribute. They are films - people can subjectively enjoy them, and prefer one over the other. It's like people think these comment boards are some magical realm where opinions become facts, and those facts are used to cudgel
I'm amused that on the one hand, there are so many comments from people piling on "nolan fanboys" for not realizing that this movie is flawed, and just giving themselves over to blindly loving the film – and adjacent comments to people giving The Avengers the same type of tribute. They are films - people can subjectively enjoy them, and prefer one over the other. It's like people think these comment boards are some magical realm where opinions become facts, and those facts are used to cudgel one another when there is any dissidence.
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4:50PM on 12/07/2012

One of the Best Film Trilogies of alll time

I loved all these films equally but number 3 was the perfect ending to this trilogy. It's the ending X-men and Spiderman 3 tried doing but failed....Now i know all you Anal Film Critics are trying to look this film under the microscope but in all honesty...it's pathetic. I'd like to see you guys make a better Batman movie. Now go back to film school and continue being another indie film dork who no one can't stand because he's so insightful over the dumbest shit.
I loved all these films equally but number 3 was the perfect ending to this trilogy. It's the ending X-men and Spiderman 3 tried doing but failed....Now i know all you Anal Film Critics are trying to look this film under the microscope but in all honesty...it's pathetic. I'd like to see you guys make a better Batman movie. Now go back to film school and continue being another indie film dork who no one can't stand because he's so insightful over the dumbest shit.
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10:15PM on 12/08/2012
I didn't know a microscope was needed to realize how stupid it was to send every cop in Gotham in the sewers at the same time, or have a Batman movie without Batman, or have Blake know the identity of Batman just from a "look" or basically undermine the whole identity of Batman by him giving up on his city. I highly doubt anyone who said they were disappointed in the movie said they could make a better one, so calm down there faggot. Yes, TDKR was better than Spiderman 3 and Xmen 3, but
I didn't know a microscope was needed to realize how stupid it was to send every cop in Gotham in the sewers at the same time, or have a Batman movie without Batman, or have Blake know the identity of Batman just from a "look" or basically undermine the whole identity of Batman by him giving up on his city. I highly doubt anyone who said they were disappointed in the movie said they could make a better one, so calm down there faggot. Yes, TDKR was better than Spiderman 3 and Xmen 3, but seeing how both of those movies are laughably bad, it's not that hard. I don't see many people on these posts hating TDKR, only stating that it's not as perfect as people claim it to be.
11:06AM on 12/07/2012

Double Post, Sorry

Double post, sorry!
Double post, sorry!
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10:35AM on 12/07/2012

Seriously, Are You Trolling?

So, you love this plothole-riddled, emotional inert film? That is okay. You like it better than 'The Avengers'? Alright, different opinions and all that. But, to ask such a blatantly troll-like question at the very end there (would you really watch 'The Avengers' more than once or twice?), when A- clearly a ton of people had to do so in order to make 'The Avengers' as big as a hit as it become, and B- those same people came out in huge droves for it's DVD/BR release, whereas, while TDKR is
So, you love this plothole-riddled, emotional inert film? That is okay. You like it better than 'The Avengers'? Alright, different opinions and all that. But, to ask such a blatantly troll-like question at the very end there (would you really watch 'The Avengers' more than once or twice?), when A- clearly a ton of people had to do so in order to make 'The Avengers' as big as a hit as it become, and B- those same people came out in huge droves for it's DVD/BR release, whereas, while TDKR is selling very well, it's not outpacing 'The Avengers' home video sales. I'm a manager at a Movie Stop, and in September, for our 'Avengers' midnight launch party, roughly 70 people should up. This past Monday for our 'TDKR' midnight launch party, we had 7 people show up before midnight hit, and another 7 show up right at midnight. I realize box office success and high DVD sales don't speak to the quality/ craftsmanship of any given film, but to answer your god awful and unprofessional question- why yes, it seems most people would like to see 'The Avengers' more than once, and had you looked at the numbers yourself, you'd know that. As for the movie at hand, it was anticlimactic with way too many plot holes; and it's those plot holes that got under the skin of many a viewer. Why are there no guards at the prison? How does Bruce get back to Gotham despite being A. In the middle of nowhere, B. Gotham being under martial law, and C. Bruce being 100% entirely broke? If the whole theme (one of them at least) is that anyone can be a hero ( Batman as a symbol is meant to inspire, etc.), how come when Bane kidnaps Lucius and "Miranda Tate", and the elder board member volunteers to go, so Lucius doesn't have to force someone to go and feel guilty, the movie treats this heroic act (however minor of one it is. For all this guy knows the three of them are going to be executed) with all the sophistication of ordering a pizza? Way to botch your damned theme movie. There's several, several more plotholes that I could ask about, but these illustrate my point very well- I saw this movie once, in theaters and came away asking all these questions about the story, which makes no sense when sort of thought is put to it. Not to mention the awful backpedaling done by Nolan to appease fanboys (ie- 'Robin', which is not only boneheaded in this series, and shoehorned in at the last literal minute, but they even get it wrong!) when he stated clearly that his intentions for this series was to cut out all the more crazy comic book-y things, in order to ground the movies in a more substantial reality based world, and then he ignores that because... because...?
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4:48PM on 12/07/2012
I think you are being completely reasonable, no need to give you negative votes. These people are desperately trying to claim this as a masterpiece when they are only hurting it, the more you keep hyping it, the more people are going to be let down. Only the psycho fans will be entertained by this film.
I think you are being completely reasonable, no need to give you negative votes. These people are desperately trying to claim this as a masterpiece when they are only hurting it, the more you keep hyping it, the more people are going to be let down. Only the psycho fans will be entertained by this film.
1:12PM on 12/07/2012
most of the plotholes is nik picking 1) no guards at prision - the prision was liberated by the League of Assasins and becomes Banes Prison, which they explain in the movie 2) Get back from prison. - batman knows how to get in and out of gotham. batman has money set aside that is not attached to "Bruce Wayne Entity". Do we really need to see Bruce get on an airplane, and see how he goes through customs, see when he takes a poo. come on we dont need to see everything 3) Brice being
most of the plotholes is nik picking 1) no guards at prision - the prision was liberated by the League of Assasins and becomes Banes Prison, which they explain in the movie 2) Get back from prison. - batman knows how to get in and out of gotham. batman has money set aside that is not attached to "Bruce Wayne Entity". Do we really need to see Bruce get on an airplane, and see how he goes through customs, see when he takes a poo. come on we dont need to see everything 3) Brice being 100% entirely broke? - not sure where u get ur info, prob really bad assumptions. They never said his back is broken. But for ur sake lets see its real serious. The recovery time for a serious back injury like the one bruce gets is 1 1/2 years. thats for a normal person. Bruce is the pinicle of human potential. What takes a normal person, 1 1/2 years, would take a peak potential human being way less time so 5 months is beleiveble if u beleive in the notion of what bruce wayne is. Other Plot hole: Bridge bat signal: Batman could have rigded all of Gotham with Liked Theatrics, this could have been prior to the movie, which batman being a planner is totally resonable Robin John Blake: is the best of Grayson, Todd, and Drake. He is all 3 robins in one, hence the name not to please fans but to make it a "elseworld version" of batman that it is THIS IS NOT CANON BATMAN: THATS THE COMICS. THIS IS ELSEWORLD BATMAN BIG DIFFERENCE READ UP ON IT. ALL DC AND MARVEL MOVIES ARE A VARIATION (ELSEWORLD) VERSION OF THEIR CANON COMIC VERSION. AREU REALLY THIS IGNORANT?
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5:16PM on 12/08/2012
Giving this movie a 5/5 is a joke.
Giving this movie a 5/5 is a joke.
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5:17PM on 12/08/2012
Giving this movie a 5/5 is a joke.
Giving this movie a 5/5 is a joke.
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11:24AM on 12/07/2012

WTF IS EVERYONE COMPLAINING ABOUT?!

I CANNOT believe all the negativity towards TDKR!!! I thought (although it had some major plotholes) it was without question, the very best of the Nolan series. I'm sorry guys but, THE DARK KNIGHT is THE most overrated film I've ever seen! Heath Ledger was great and all but TDK was just a B Grade movie with a few A List actors. And you guys are seiously bitching about TDKR?!?! Really?! HOW did you want it to end?! My god there is no pleasing the Batman community! Think of it this way though,
I CANNOT believe all the negativity towards TDKR!!! I thought (although it had some major plotholes) it was without question, the very best of the Nolan series. I'm sorry guys but, THE DARK KNIGHT is THE most overrated film I've ever seen! Heath Ledger was great and all but TDK was just a B Grade movie with a few A List actors. And you guys are seiously bitching about TDKR?!?! Really?! HOW did you want it to end?! My god there is no pleasing the Batman community! Think of it this way though, at least Joel Schumacher didn't direct it!
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4:41PM on 12/07/2012

One of the Best Film Trilogies of alll time

I loved all these films equally but number 3 was the perfect ending to this trilogy. It's the ending X-men and Spiderman 3 tried doing but failed....Now i know all you Anal Film Critics are trying to look this film under the microscope but in all honesty...it's pathetic. I'd like to see you guys make a better Batman movie. Now go back to film school and continue being another indie film dork who no one can't stand because he's so insightful over the dumbest shit.
I loved all these films equally but number 3 was the perfect ending to this trilogy. It's the ending X-men and Spiderman 3 tried doing but failed....Now i know all you Anal Film Critics are trying to look this film under the microscope but in all honesty...it's pathetic. I'd like to see you guys make a better Batman movie. Now go back to film school and continue being another indie film dork who no one can't stand because he's so insightful over the dumbest shit.
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3:52AM on 12/07/2012
I loved the first two, but thought this one was pretty terrible. Cringe worthy dialog, massive leaps in logic, Batman behaving completely out of character, and a very unlikable supporting cast outside of Oldman & Caine. Hathaway's Catwoman was the blandest interpretation of that character I've ever seen. I'd easily rank this with X-Men 3.
I loved the first two, but thought this one was pretty terrible. Cringe worthy dialog, massive leaps in logic, Batman behaving completely out of character, and a very unlikable supporting cast outside of Oldman & Caine. Hathaway's Catwoman was the blandest interpretation of that character I've ever seen. I'd easily rank this with X-Men 3.
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7:26AM on 12/07/2012
I found the Dark Knight boring. Sure, we had Heath Ledger's performance and, sure, we got our money's worth with a Batman movie that ran over two and a half hours but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. It felt to me as though the Joker storyline went on forever whereas the Two Face story ended abruptly and anticlimactically. A lot of people say the same thing about Bane's ending at the hands of Catwoman. Well, think about it: Batman doesn't kill so having Catwoman kill Bane
I found the Dark Knight boring. Sure, we had Heath Ledger's performance and, sure, we got our money's worth with a Batman movie that ran over two and a half hours but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. It felt to me as though the Joker storyline went on forever whereas the Two Face story ended abruptly and anticlimactically. A lot of people say the same thing about Bane's ending at the hands of Catwoman. Well, think about it: Batman doesn't kill so having Catwoman kill Bane was inevitable. Catwoman wasn't going to retire with Bane coming after her. I thought Rises was a better movie than Dark Knight.
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6:07PM on 12/07/2012

AVENGERS VS TDKR

One has indepth character development and the other has a celebrity whos gun is bigger show with bland stale typical villians. Dont get me wrong both are amazing movies. Just AVENGERs story and how the plot moved around and just jumped everywhere was too much. plothole are in everymovie but the avengers has such a plain boring plot its only redeeming factor and why the weak plot is ignored is cause it has freakin capt america, iron man, hulk, thor all in one film fighting with each
One has indepth character development and the other has a celebrity whos gun is bigger show with bland stale typical villians. Dont get me wrong both are amazing movies. Just AVENGERs story and how the plot moved around and just jumped everywhere was too much. plothole are in everymovie but the avengers has such a plain boring plot its only redeeming factor and why the weak plot is ignored is cause it has freakin capt america, iron man, hulk, thor all in one film fighting with each other. been a fan of Whedon since firefly first hit tv
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