Eight years after Batman disappeared after Harvey Dent‘s death, a new threat appears in the shape of the overly muscular and masked Bane. Bruce Wayne has become a recluse and out of touch with Gotham and the public. Batman must face a challenge that he may not be able to overcome.
The final installment of the Dark Knight trilogy by Christopher Nolan promised to be bigger and more explosive than the previous two outings and it doesn’t disappoint.
Along with the expected faces of Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne, Commissioner Gordon, Lucius Fox and Alfred respectively, Tom Hardy uses all his muscle as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda.
Casting with the first two movies was perfect, with Michael Caine as Alfred and Gary Oldman as Lt. Gordon. This has continued through the movies, and The Dark Knight Rises being no exception. While Tom Hardy‘s Bane does more action than acting, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway are both both perfect and excellent at their roles.
There are also a couple of faces from the past popping up but no spoilers!
The movie does come in at a bum numbing 2 hours 45 minutes and yet while the posterior may have complained, the eyes and brain never do. There is action all the way, great acting, a couple of twists along with a couple moments of dry wit.
A perfect way to end a trilogy with enough nerdgasms to keep the most ardent of fan boys happy as well as the casual viewer.
********** 10 / 10