Thursday, 9 August 2012

Angry Lurker Honest Movie Review 81: The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (4 STARS).

.........it's all about the Bane and destroys the memory of the abomination from 1997's Batman and Robin!



Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him as a criminal.

Waited for the crowds to die down and went to see the last in the Nolan series, it's an enjoyable movie and the 164 minutes went by very nicely (no fidgeting in the seat), some scenes well one scene near the end was a little ridiculous but that's probably just me, not that much Batman, plenty of Bruce Wayne, great performances from everyone, great set pieces but for me Bane (Tom Hardy) steals the show with his presence and well detailed, very well detailed scheme and comes a very close second to Heath Ledgers Joker as a great villain/bad guy, his screen time and subsequent "Rise" chant that has you humming it all day and looking for it as a ringtone.....

Gotham city and Batman are the victims this time and the effects show it's destruction and his turmoil incredibly well......Catwoman in this movie is the best one I've seen in any of the series to date.

So it's enjoyable, a fun watch, good revenge which you know I like, good cameos, the ending is quite well done if a little predictable but it ends the series well, I have been a Batman fan for a long time especially the comics and Nolan has done a good job with the series and the finale.


Here's that chant........

  

33 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review! I have held off too, waiting for the crowds to die down. I think I'll be at the grand opening show of the Hobbit however in Dec!!

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  2. Good movie...I went at midnight the night it opened. Not as good as The Dark Knight I dont think, but a VERY close 2nd

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  3. I was pleased. I think the ending was a bit cheesy.. would've held off on a few details to make it a bit more.. adult. Other than that and a few predictable scenes, it was a really sweet movie.

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  4. I read the comics as a kid as well so I'm glad to hear you liked it. The Hubby will want to see this when it comes out on DVD. You guys have a good rest of the night Fran.

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  5. I thought it was a great movie. Always had me interested

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  6. Thanks for the review. Probably time I went to see it too.

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  7. Yeah it was awesome and very well done, agree the ending was easy to see coming.

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  8. I felt it was a great ending to the series. A little too dark, but it was still awesome.

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  9. The elusive four stars...

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  10. Good review Fran, made me think I might go see it, though not my usual genre!

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  11. I saw it about 2 weeks ago, loved it.

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  12. nice review i watch this last 2weeks

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  13. I actually didn't like it that much. I thought the movie kind of dragged on.

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  14. I like Nolan's take on Batman. Looking forward to watching this at some point

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  15. Was a good flick, and the wife now wants to go and see it again but in IMAX.. so off to pick up tickets now it seems.

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  16. Would have seen it already, whatever the reviews, if it wasn't a bit difficult at the moment with young baby. 81 reviews...well done!

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  17. I watched the film a few week ago and 100% agree with your review

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  18. The general feeling I get from the latest Batman is "It's great, could have been better, and Bane was totally wrong." I still haven't seen it, but I definitely plan to. I'll just probably have to wait until it's on DVD.

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  19. I have no doubt that I will end up owning a copy of this; always been a fan.

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  20. I really enjoyed this one.

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  21. Me wait till it´s on DVD. my son saw it at the cinema, the german language version and he said it was great. Usually the translators give then geeky voices (look up Johnny depp as Captn Sparrow in german!!!!!You don´t need to understand what he´s saying..It´d be funny if it weren´t so tragically wrong) so if my son reckons it was ok even with german voice actors it must be good.
    Cheers
    paul

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  22. I have GOT to get out and see this while I am off next week!!! Now I really can't wait!

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  23. Not seen it yet, but loved the previous ones so this is a must for Blu-ray...

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  24. A very fair review and I'd certainly go along with your rating.

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  25. It's coming on the 21st here in Athens...I'll definitely go and see it! Thanks for the review Fran! :)

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  26. I am also a fan of Batman since my first reading of Frank Miller´s comic, and this series of movies has been very good for the character.

    Thank you for this report.

    Cheers.

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  27. Would you put a bit about our Katie taking the gold luv. I can't post till after the contest is over and I'm ever so happy and proud on this day. 20 years it's been, 20 bloody years and it's a wee slip of girl that done it.

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    1. I'm posting later and will do a bit!

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  28. Great review and 4 stars to boot.... well I'll for sure watch it!

    Christopher

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  29. I can't read your review because I haven't seen it yet. Not sure if I will or not. Didn't care for the second one. Liked the first though.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  30. As a movie ...it was an enjoyable film....as a "Batman" movie ..it was sadly "lacking".... I did like the "real Villain" showing up at the end to carry out her father's plan.....
    Sorry But I think that Nolan could have chosen better on his use of "Bad Guy".....and spent a bit less time on Bale struggling to escape the Pit...

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