THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Dark Knight Rises seems to have tried to achieve epic status by making a movie that is nearly 3 hours long. The movie needs a cutter who can ruthlessly cut about an hour out of the final product. That severe editing will make this slow-running film pick up pace, cut the boredom, and allow a quicker ‘cut to the chase’ which occupies most of the last 40 minutes of the film. The saving grace of the last 40 minutes leads to a satisfying conclusion, but it takes too long to get there.  The movie is what it is and for Batman fans, it looks like this movie could be the last in the series. Despite its plodding storyline, fans most likely will desire to finish the series.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images


Batman works to foil evil. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Christopher Nolan’s directing effort. Thank you to Producers Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, and Charles Roven for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale), Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), James Gordon (Gary Oldman), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Bane (Tom Hardy), Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul (Marion Cotillard), Young Talia (Joey King), John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This Batman movie is not as good as the first two Batman films and does not rate as high as Batman Begins. But, it will hold the interest of Batman film buffs who will most likely find it worth watching.

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