“The Dark Knight Rises” takes place eight years after the event of “The Dark Knight,” in which the city of Gotham still believes that Batman was the one who killed Harvey Dent, and is essentially a villain.
In these eight years, Bruce Wayne has gotten very rusty and hasn’t put on the cape and cowl since the events in “The Dark Knight.” While there is peace in Gotham, the civilians don’t know that Bane – the most powerful terrorist known to man – is on his way, ready to destroy it.
The film was written and directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale returning as the caped crusader, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Marion Cotillard.
If you read my opinion piece, then you know just how biased I really am for this film. That being said, I loved “The Dark Knight Rises.”
All of the acting in this film was nothing short of incredible. Bale was the best that he’s ever been in this trilogy and is absolutely Oscar-worthy. He had so much depth to him and you really do need to see the past two movies in order to truly love this performance.
Hathaway was great as Catwoman and movie-goers will totally buy her performance.
Hardy was, in my opinion, the most terrifying villain in recent memory. I’m not going to compare The Joker and Bane because they are so completely different, but I will say that Bane was without a doubt the scariest and biggest threat Batman has ever had to face. He pushed him physically and mentally as well.
The special effects in this film were amazing. Everything looked beautiful once again due to Wally Pfister. The scriptwriting was absolutely mesmerizing. This was by far the best Imax film that I have ever seen.
Everything in this movie was believable. Being as big of a fan of the series that I am, I cried at the end of this movie, and my jaw was dropped the entire time.
This was not only the best movie of the year, but one of my favorite movies. Period. “The Dark Knight Rises” gets a 5 out of 5. This was an absolute masterpiece.
Adam Rolseth is a teen movie reviewer and regular guest contributor to SWRNN.