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No sooner has The Amazing Spider-Man ventured out into the world, whooping and shooting webs from its wrists, than the next big superhero blockbuster rears its head on the horizon. Unless you've been living in a hole in the ground for the last 2 years, you'll have probably heard of The Dark Knight Rises, the third and last Batman film from jolly nice British chap Christopher Nolan.

The first screening of the film – to a highly select audience of bloggers and fans and – astonishing I know – they all seemed to like it. Didn't see that coming at all. Be that as it may, the film appears destined to become a massive hit but beyond the tidal wave of hype, questions are being asked about whether this is a glorious last stand for the "gloomy" superhero movie: is Nolan, »

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