Posted by Clash Tuesday, 24 July 2012 15:27
Review by Robert Lucas
It’s without doubt one of the biggest films of the year. It’s a film that has left controversy and tragedy in its wake, and it’s been out less than a week, I speak of course of The Dark Knight Rises, but the real question is, will this be the movie we deserve or the one we needed?
Batman is a legend; he has a cult following of fans (me being one of them). He is something that speaks to all of us in fact Batman is the greatest superhero of them all, and let me explain why. He is moral. It’s that simple, he refuses to murder anyone, no matter how bad they are, no matter what evil they unleash, he believes everyone has the right to live, that’s a good starting point before we begin; but it’s more than that. Batman for me is about so much more than just a single idea, but I’m not here to review batman I’m here to review the final movie in the trilogy.
So I’ll just come right out and say it, The Dark Knight Rises is incredible and everyone, without exception should watch it. I know many of you will have doubts because of how graphic The Dark Knight was, however in The Dark Knight Rises the violence is considerably pulled back. This is mostly because this is a film more about Bruce Wayne than The Dark Knight, this is a high budget art house thriller that just so happens to be based in a comic book world. This is not a comic book film.
I’m not saying there isn’t any violence at all in The Dark Knight Rises, but it’s so much more subtle than its predecessor. For example (SPOILER WARNING) while one guard speaks to Bane he kills another off screen, we know he is doing it but it’s not shown. Bane is true evil and works perfectly to end the series; he has the ruthlessness of Ra's Al Ghul, the insanity of The Joker and the dedication to his course of Harvey Dent. He is a man who is quicker and better than Batman, and it shows.
In these few words I could never do The Dark Knight Rises justice, so I will say it’s 12 and up friendly, it’s stays with the darker formula of the other 2 movies, and has the greatest ending I’ve ever seen to any film ever. Watch it. Watch it. Then. Watch it again.
Robert Lucas is from the United Kingdom. He has volunteered to send us movie reviews. You might notice some different wording from time to time! ;-) ~ Clash