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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight must return to defend Gotham City against the enigmatic jewel thief Catwoman and the ruthless mercenary Bane as the city teeters on the brink of complete annihilation.

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Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. Written by WellardRockard

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$160,887,295 (USA) (20 July 2012)

Gross:

$448,130,642 (USA) (7 December 2012)
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Disappointing
17 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I fail to see how this film is so highly rated, the film bored me to death, it seemed like over half the film was slow, tedious buildup revealing how Wayne became isolated from the outside world after taking the fall for Dents death, and although this was done well, the film failed to grab my attention throughout. The film introduced a set of new characters such as Blake and Foley but it failed to develop the characters and I felt no attachment to them. As for Bane, the main villain in the film, the character was incredibly false, the characters crippling mask led to there being a voice-over for Bane, which took away from any atmosphere, it just felt like Bane was speaking via a recording studio, no matter where the location, the voice never changed in volume or acoustics. As for Catwoman there was nothing sexy about the character, every kiss was done when the camera was at the back of a characters head, blocking the kiss itself, there was no sexy combat either, as done in other Movies and Video Games, the sexiest she got was trapping a villains hand with her high heel but that was it. It seemed like she was just thrown in a cheap attempt to boost interest/paying customers, but there was no reward When it came to acting Christian Bale did a great job, however even his aggressive Batman voice seemed half-hearted, Oldman, Hathaway and Gordon-Levitt gave good performance but with 50% of Banes face covered by metal and leather its difficult to say Tom Hardy did a good job. However, the real star of the film was Michael Caine, he had a number of emotional scenes and delivered brilliantly where he held back tears and struggled for words and made me appreciate the genius he has. There weren't that many graphics in the film apart from a few gadgets (in which there were only one or two) and some random explosions (believe me, the scene in the baseball stadium in the advert is as good as it gets) If you are reading this and thinking, how can I say these things, look back at The Dark Knight, compare the acting, villain and tension from that film with this one and you should understand what I mean, I felt more under threat when watching Heath Ledgers Joker than Tom Hardys Bane *Slight spoiler* (not even a cameo from Liam Neeson could save DKR)

In conclusion this film is a boring, long-winded and unthrilling motion picture with mediocre acting and unimpressive visuals, Catwoman seemed to be thrown in and the poor voice acting for Bane made the character seem unbelievable and artificial, the film just seems to rely on its franchise after Nolan's The Dark Knight to win over fans and it seems to have worked on the majority - if you want a thrill ride with the Batman name go see The Dark Knight on DVD because that is a much better film than the DKR - cheers for reading


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