The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Review | Batman Part 2
Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), and 3 more credits »
Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman
The Dark Knight Rises is not only the end of an amazing Batman series; it’s the end of one of the greatest movie franchises in my lifetime.
After years of peace, Gotham is threatened by a masked madman named Bane (Tom hardy) and The League of Shadows. With Bane intent on fulfilling Ra’s Al Ghul’s plan to destroy Gotham City, Batman comes out of “retirement” to save Gotham. Of course the Caped Crusader is not alone; he gets help from Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), and Gotham Police Officer John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
To no surprise, Bale brings his ‘A’ game as Bruce/Batman (again) and is arguably the best Batman we’ve had (sorry Keaton). I don’t know what else can be said about his performance other than ‘Thank You’. Part of me thought maybe Bale had been burned out from playing this character for so long and maybe he would mail it in. Nope. Bale plays both Bruce and Batman different in the TDKR than in the previous two films and he gives us more layers of what Bruce may be dealing with underneath both masks.
The big surprise were the performances from Tom Hardy Anne Hathaway. Not long ago, people weren’t pleased with Nolan choosing Hathaway as Catwoman. Fans hoped she wouldn’t tank the movie and just be a capable Catwoman. Thankfully, Hathaway was more than capable, she was good. She delivered some comedy, action, and even a few dramatic scenes. Part of what makes the first Batman/ Bane’s fight so brutal is Nolan cutting to Hathaway’s reactions. The expressions on her face are priceless.
Part of what makes Bane such a formidable foe for Batman is his physical prowess. If you’ve seen Hardy in 2008’s Bronson or 2011’s Warrior, you knew he could play Bane and play him well. Hardy spends most of the film calmly threatening people, giving crazed speeches, and roaming around Gotham like a Pit Bull with no leash. Bane is absolutely terrifying in the film, and I’m not talking about him smashing people’s faces. The lines Bane delivers are going to be quoted on t-shirts and in social media for a long time. Don’t get me wrong, Hardy also shine during Bane’s run-ins with The Bat. Their fight scenes are some of the best action we’ve had in the trilogy and some of the most intense fight scenes since Raid: The Redemption.
Director Christopher Nolan may be the best storyteller in film today. His attention to details adds a richness and realism to his Batman films that didn’t exist previously. Everything from Bruce Wayne’s parading as Batman costing Wayne Enterprise a small fortune to the arc in Bruce’s relationship with Alfred. Nolan also has the ability, in all of his films, to make you emphasize with the characters. Even if the character is a billionaire playboy who masquerades as a vigilante.
What’s brilliant is the way he mixes all the Batman storylines, villains, and comic book goodness with issues with the economy, the freedoms we give up in the name of ‘justice’, and lessons about when to let go and move on. In addition, Nolan is able to weave in the previous two movies without any of it seeming overbearing. I don’t know how many directors could pull that off.
The Dark Knight Rises does have a few twists and an ending that’s perfect for an almost perfect series.
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