One Minute Movie Review: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
July 19, 2012 by cd
“The Dark Knight Rises” is a dark, complex and most unforgettable superhero movie ever made. A spectacular conclusion to a very stylish trilogy.
The Dark Knight Rises
Main Cast: Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale
Supporting Cast: Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy
Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero, Crime
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
MTRCB Rating: PG-13
Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. –Warner Bros.
The Positive: Christopher Nolan does a superhero movie unlike any other. Instead of banking on special effects, he invests in building up the story with suspense and shock as it leads the viewers to a mesmerizing ending. This smart director magnificently transcends the superhero genre.
Intelligent script, brilliant cinematography, stylish art direction, and how can you forget the pulse-pounding musical score of Hans Zimmer? These are all the manifestations of a modern masterpiece.
“The Dark Knight Rises” is one of those rare movies that keeps you in awe even after the full credits have rolled.
The Negative: Bane’s voice is unintentionally funny for a terrifying villain. As for Batman, I guess I’m already accustomed to the sound of his voice.
STARMOMETER SCORE: 10/10
“The Dark Knight Rises” Final Trailer: