First of all, our hearts go out to the victims of the Colorado Movie Theater massacre. It never ceases to amaze how horrible people in the world can be at times. I admit that I felt a bit guilty going to see the movie tonight, especially after what happened just a few hours ago.
What a great end to the Dark Knight Trilogy. The movie was epic (3 hours) with great effects and story lines. The stress and anxiety was tangible throughout the movie. Bale showed again why he’s the best Batman. (Sorry Michael Keaton you should have stuck to Beetlejuice) Anne Hathaway made for a superb Catwoman. Hot in the catsuit, and rocking some serious martial arts moves, Hathaway kicks serious ass.
Bane was an interesting character. Tom Hardy played a good muscled up bad guy, but what the hell was up with his voice? It was cringeworthy at times, and was the worst part of the movie.
There were lots of plot twists and surprises throughout. One also had to do some serious suspension of reality in certain parts. How did Bruce escape from a certain place, make it a very long distance, then get back into a place where no one could get to? (yes, I’m being very ambiguous on purpose. I won’t spoil anything).
If you can get to a theater, go see The Dark Knight Rises. It’s definitely worth the money, and will win an assload of awards this year. Was Bane a “big” enough enemy to close out the Dark Knight Trilogy? I didn’t think so. I wanted someone on the level of The Joker, but the movie still was amazing.
The Train Says: 9.4 out of 10