As I took a few swigs on my drink and munched on the snacks I snuck into the theater, The Dark Knight Rises kept me in suspense as a new array of characters and their stories developed.. To be quite honest, the beginning was a slow build and it took some work paying attention, as one of the new characters (Bane) had a foreign accent perforating through his muzzle.. There were scenes in the beginning that were sonically competing with the actors in loud environments and the movie score. Despite these minor turn-offs, I held-on tight as this was the was the same crew that directed and acted in one of my favorite movies, The Dark Knight. I kept faith that this story line was going somewhere big... it was a good move on my part!
|The Dark Knight here again- www.wired.com|
The revolutionary in me started getting into the story when Bane began to execute his anti-establishment deeds... I was riding with him, although I knew this was a superhero movie and that would eventually lead to his demise. However, the diabolical acts was fun while it lasted, with very creative set-ups. The action and drama that lead to the inevitable climax started to pick-up. It was clear that Batman was no match for this villain as-is.. Eventually it came to a point where Batman had to do some serious soul-searching and find the energy deep down to compete with Bane. That was a great message to all individuals as we have challenges we all have to endure.
CatWoman's character was very intriguing and I can see them making a spin-off based on her character. Her story was one of the elements that kept me interested during the build-up.. Also, I saw hints of a future Robin story in the works.. This was confirmed at the end when a unlikely character in the movie stumbled upon Batman's goodies. I won't spoil the surprise for those that haven't seen it yet. All I will say is pay attention to the little things. Yea, I know they claim that this was the final installment of this Batman franchise but they left plenty of room for other heros and future stories. For those movie psychos (like me) that are into minute details, you will notice the same style as the film Inception .. The story-telling flow was very comparable. It is not hard to tell that it was made by the same director and same composer for the score. Almost the same supporting cast as well. Which is a good thing. They have good chemistry.
|The Stars... Batman, Bane and Catwoman- screenrant.com|
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