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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 20 July 2012 (USA)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

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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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Action | Thriller

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£14,362,443 (UK) (22 July 2012)

Gross:

$448,139,099 (USA)
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Trivia

Before starring in this film together, Christian Bale (Batman) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake) had a lot in common with each other, 1. They've both played Jim Hawkins (Bale in Treasure Island (1990)) and Levitt in Treasure Planet (2002), they've both done two Disney movies (Bale: Newsies (1992) and Pocahontas (1995) and Levitt: Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Treasure Planet (2002), their first Disney movies were live-action, and their seconds were animated, and they've already starred in Christopher Nolan movies prior to this film (Bale: Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008) and Levitt: Inception (2010)). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the trilogy, Batman noticeably wears thick black make up around his eyes when he has his mask on. However, when he returns The Bat to the cave for the first time, he talks with Alfred without his mask on, yet there is no sign of any make-up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Gordon: I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone... inspires us the way he did. I believed in Harvey Dent.
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A Storm Is Coming
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A wonderful conclusion to a wonderful trilogy.
1 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After eight years in seclusion, Batman resurfaces to face Bane, a mastermind bent on destroying Gotham and has ties to Bruce Wayne's past. Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his Dark Knight trilogy should be treated as a wrap up rather than a third installment. Despite many new characters being introduced, even their conflicts and motives are derived from events that occurred in the previous two films. Such an approach could be seen as a weakness, since the conflict could just end up being sort of a rematch rather than moving the story forward; however, Nolan's approach works terrificly. Over an hour is shot in stunning IMAX, but the film is more touching than it is intense… and that's its best quality. Hardy steps in as the genius mercenary Bane, who is slightly bigger, slightly stronger and slightly smarter than Batman, thus making him a challenge best suited for the grand finale. The Joker works best as Batman's arch-nemesis since they are polar opposites, with The Joker standing for everything Batman stands against. Two-Face works best as Batman's most tragic enemy because Harvey Dent is very much like Bruce Wayne… the only difference is: Dent copes with his tragedy through revenge rather than seeking justice as Wayne did. Bane works best as Batman's most challenging villain because of his physical and mental superiority—forget the Bane you saw in "BATMAN & ROBIN". Nolan carefully chose all his villains in the series wisely and executed them perfectly. Hardy had big shoes to fill following Ledger's posthumous Oscar winning performance; while Bane is no Joker, Hardy does a satisfying job and should not be compared to Ledger's performance as they are completely different roles. It is Michael Caine, however, that delivers the most memorable and touching performance of the entire film. A wonderful conclusion to a wonderful trilogy.

**** (out of four)


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