Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Review (Updated)

The Dark Knight Rises

Release Date: 19th July 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
DC Comics
DC Entertainment
Legendary Pictures

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 165 minutes

Budget: $230,000,000

Box Office Gross: $1,084,439,099

Plot Summary
Batman is called upon
again when an evil terrorist
named Bane arrives in
Gotham City, intent on
destroying it.

Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne/
Tom Hardy - Bane
Anne Hathaway - Selina Kyle/
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - John Blake
Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth
Gary Oldman - Comissioner
James Gordon
Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox
Marion Cotillard - Miranda Tate
Cillian Murphy - Dr. Jonathan Crane
Liam Neeson - Ra's Al Ghul
Josh Pence - Young Ra's Al Ghul
Nestor Carbonell - Mayor
Anthony Garcia
Juno Temple - Jen
Ben Mendelsohn - John Daggett
Matthew Modine - Peter Foley
Burn Gorman - Philip Stryver
Alon Abutbul - Leonid Pavel
Juno Temple - Jen
Daniel Sunjata - Mark Jones
Chris Ellis - Father Reilly
Brett Cullen - Byron Gilley

Director - Christopher Nolan
Based on Batman Characters - Bob Kane
Story - David S. Goyer
Screenplay - Jonathan Nolan
Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager -
Kevin De La Noy
Executive Producers - Benjamin Melniker, 
Michael Uslan & Thomas Tull 
Producers - Charles Roven & Emma Thomas
Co-Producer - Jordan Goldberg
Production Designers - Nathan Crowley & 
Kevin Kavanaugh
Costume Designer - Lindy Hemming
Director of Photography - Wally Pfister
Stunt Coordinators - Paul Jennings,
Sy Hollands and Tom Struthers
Special Effects Supervisor - Chris Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisor - Paul J. Franklin
Film Editor - Lee Smith
Music - Hans Zimmer

While it still carries some loyalty to the Batman comic series and ingenious writing, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was sophisticated but a little bit shocking and it definitely runs as second best to the last movie THE DARK KNIGHT (click here). Where do I start with this unbelievable superhero picture, the portrayal of the villain Bane is better than the one in BATMAN & ROBIN (click here) because he is more menacing and intelligent. Tom Hardy is appropriate for playing the masked brute that we know from the Batman comic issues and cartoons. I praise Anne Hathaway's performance as Catwoman and she does it differently than Michelle Pfeiffer's dark and villainous interpretation and the continued acting by Christian Bale of which is fairly similar to his previous acting in the last two Batman movies.

All I can say is step aside Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan is in the house and I don't know whether to say that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is either the third or final film instalment to this masterpiece trilogy. It must be a conclusion to the shadowy masked hero character.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


  1. I'm going to be seeing it tomorrow, I hope it doesn't disappoint but I doubt it will.


    1. You won't be disappointed, I would appreciate the review of the movie when you have seen it.

  2. I finally watched it the other day and I really enjoyed it, one of my new favorites. Definitely lived up to the high stanards set by The Dark Knight, although it is hard to say which is the better movie. Personally I enjoyed The Dark Knight Rises more despite a few minor plot holes but I disagree with either choice because they are both great movies. Also the ending was fantastic, I do not think it could have ended any better than it did. *spoiler warning anyone who has not seen the movie* I actually liked what what Nolan to have Robin in the movie, I just hope that they will be reboot the franchise like DC said they would.




  3. EDIT: Sorry, I ment "I just hope that DC will NOT reboot Batman like they have said before.