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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, Batman, 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.

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Bruce Wayne
Gary Oldman ... Commissioner Gordon
Tom Hardy ... Bane
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Blake
Anne Hathaway ... Selina
Marion Cotillard ... Miranda
Morgan Freeman ... Fox
Michael Caine ... Alfred
Matthew Modine ... Foley
Alon Aboutboul ... Dr. Pavel (as Alon Moni Aboutboul)
Ben Mendelsohn ... Daggett
Burn Gorman ... Stryver
Daniel Sunjata ... Captain Jones
Aidan Gillen ... CIA Op
Sam Kennard Sam Kennard ... Special Ops Sergeant
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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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Genres:

Action | Thriller

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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UK | USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

20 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£14,362,443 (United Kingdom), 22 July 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,887,295, 22 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$448,139,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,084,939,099
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Tom Hardy is the second actor to play Bane in the Batman film franchises. The role was previously played by Jeep Swenson in Batman & Robin (1997). See more »

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(at around 1h 30 mins) When the bad guys are taking over Gotham, there are a number of bridges blown up. Some are suspension bridges that eventually have a small section of the center of the span blown away. A simple understanding of engineering would prove that stability is absolutely dependent upon the tension of the suspending ropes that stretch over the tops of the supporting towers. Yet, these bridges still seem to dangle out far beyond the towers with nothing to hold them up. With the cables cut, everything beyond the tower should have fallen immediately. See more »

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The Dark Knight rises quite high, Nolan's destiny has been fulfilled.
22 July 2012 | by citizen_8See all my reviews

The Batman series by Christopher Nolan was and is probably one of the best superhero series ever. In an industry where very few sequels have been that good, The Dark Knight, I believe was designed by Christopher Nolan to be head and shoulders above Batman Begins; and it was. The Dark Knight surpassed Batman Begins, end of story. Now that you have accomplished what very few have managed, how do you surpass this one. A daunting and mountainous task indeed. Only now, Nolan wasn't even trying to surpass it. He was merely trying to present a movie that would build on its predecessor.

The movie is set 8 years after the Joker incident so that anything related to the Joker need not be shown (RIP Heath Ledger). Nolan presents us a completely different Gotham. A different take on it. And how 8 years can change people. How the harvey dent and joker incident can affect people and batman himself. In a time of peace, it is quite easy to plan and attack even an entire city. Everything is taken into concern. And it all adds up to one seemingly invincible villain. The logic is never lost at any point of time. The screenplay is penned to allow the impact of what has happened to Gotham and its people in "The Dark Knight" and what could happen if something goes wrong now.

All things said, if you are expecting something better than The Dark Knight, you are mistaken. This was never going to compete or surpass that. This is a very good movie in its own right. As for the series, there cannot be a better conclusion and I really hope nobody else continues this series if Nolan decides not to.

TDKR needs to be appreciated for staying true to its roots and still giving us something good, exhilarating and unexpected.


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