Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman
Director: Christopher Nolan
Think about all the things that you imagined The Dark Knight Rises to be; all the scenes that you envisioned; all the possible twists that you expected to be thrown at you; and of course, all the action that was going to have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
Now, throw all of it in the crapper because nothing you imagined could ever match up to the unforgettable experience that Christopher Nolan puts you through at the final stage of his trilogy.
The verdict (ours and in a day yours too!) is that The Dark Knight Rises is undeniably the best film (one that will blow your socks off!) to have graced us this summer and you have no one but Mr. Nolan to thank.
The movie picks up eight years after Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent’s psychotic episode (a direct result of losing his lady love Rachel Dawes and waking up as two face) , turning our crime-fighting masked hero into the highest rated villain to ever roam the streets of Gotham City.
Clearly the people of Gotham had no idea what was to come.
Enter Bane, a huge masked dictator, one that could break you in half (he even had Batman screaming in pain like a little boy) and all of a sudden, Batman doesn’t seem all that bad.
With a torturer like Bane ruling Gotham, our good ol’ Commissioner Gordon trying to stand on his feet again (he lands up in hospital after an encounter with Bane) and absolutely no trace of Batman, it would be long before Gotham can see any freedom.
Now, moving a few steps back.
Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman throws in the towel after Dent’s death under the impression that Gotham is no longer in need of Batman. With Bane entering his world, Batman resurfaces only to be shut out by Bane.
But the movie is, at the end of the day, about the Dark Knight and of course many twists, turns and awesome scenes later, Batman makes it back to save the day and then exits the crime-fighting world forever. And mind you, he leaves with a bang (literally!).
So here are the things you need to look out for.
First of all, make sure you get a good look at Anne Hathaway a.k.a Catwoman. She’s feisty, she’s awesome and she’s definitely hotter than that imaginary super girlfriend of yours. And before you even dare to think it, let me just say that yes, she does have an “important” role in the movie. Basically, you’re going to be wishing that there was an entire super-hero series just for her. Yes, she’s that good!
The next person is of course Christian Bale. Women of the world are going to have a hard time sitting on those seats without sighing and cooing at Bale’s ruggedly good looks and crazy moves. Unlike the last two movies where Bale doesn’t seem to blow the minds of the audience (like Heath Ledger as the joker), he manages to more than make up for it in this movie. He is awesome from start to finish and the star of the show.
Last but not the least; Tom Hardy is helplessly evil as Bane. He manages to scare you, muffle your cries and succumb to him in admiration, all at the same time. Probably one of the best “bad guys” (except the Joker) that any of the Batman series has seen, his presence of screen is eerily creepy and makes you thank your stars that he ain’t real.
And of course, crazy car chases, upgraded versions of Batman’s swag and eye-popping action is definite when it comes to Christopher Nolan.
But we’re not worried if there is enough of the action to go around; we’re just worried that there may just be too much for you to handle!