run time: 165 mins
rated: PG 13+
considered: Action, Crime, Thriller
starring: Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City… the very city which brands him an enemy. (www.imdb.com)
I had a lot of expectations heading into this movie, the very first time I watched it I was disappointed. I gave it another chance less than 13 hours later (after some sleep) and enjoyed it. Although TDKR doesn’t compete with the Dark Knight, this story was a fitting end to the trilogy. It features a lot less action, more dialogue story telling, so many sub plot characters, and the inability to understand the main villain. The movie is the longest of the trio, with many slow-paced parts. Towards the ending, it speeds up and produces an unrealistic ending. This may be a Batman movie, but he doesn’t wear the outfit for two-thirds of the movie. Christopher Nolan is the director, and like other movies of his, the ending is divided between what really happened or what you think could have happened. (Think Inception and you’ll get what I’m saying) I know you’re not suppose to compare it to other movies in the same series or the past, but this was the worse out of the set.
my star rating: 8 out 10