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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  20 July 2012 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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thief | police | murder | mercenary | manor | See more »

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Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

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

Gross:

$448,130,642 (USA) (7 December 2012)
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Trivia

According to Gary Oldman, Christopher Nolan told the actors the ending of the film verbally to avoid any leaks. See more »

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The river alternates from being frozen to liquid and back to frozen during scene transitions. 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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The Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics and Syncopy Films logos are shaded ice blue. See more »

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Spoofed in Not Now John: The Endless Raging Bat (2013) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Beautiful. Immense. Spectacular. Perfect.
18 July 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just came out of watching this movie about 30 minutes ago. It was a midnight screening, and it is now 3:50 in the morning. I couldn't resist coming onto this website and telling everyone about the experience.

It was one of the greatest pieces of cinema I have ever seen. I'm not just saying this as a normal audience member who enjoys a good movie or two, but I am saying this as a man who has experienced the delights of hundreds of films. This movie was one of the best.

This movie relishes in the emotional journey presented, in conjunction with the various characters whom you just want to see more and more and develop whatever connection with them as possible. I personally want to possess the awesomeness that is Bane. The soundtrack definitely adds a very special...edge, you could say, to the total film experience. The "Bane chant" is definitely one that will always pump you up after watching this movie.

I could go on and on about how great this movie is, but I have limited space, and so will finish with this: This movie is absolutely fantastic. You will not be disappointed should you see this film. I had extremely high expectations and it delivered. While my optimistic approach to judging this movie may stem from it being brand new and fresh after what feels like a long 4 years since The Dark Knight, there is no denying that this movie will be one to remember for years to come. People worrying about it being overshadowed by the Dark Knight need not worry. This film delivers just as well.


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