Ending the “thrillogy” in style, “The Dark Knight Rises” (Part 1 of 2)
Long past are the days when I would wake up early in the morning to watch Batman The Animated Series. Since then I have maintained my love for the big black Batman mostly in secret. Not because I deny my loyalty to him, but because I didn’t watch any of the following shows, nor read the comics. My only fix of Batman came from the string of movies that were released with the likes of Keaton, Kilmer, and Clooney.
Then Christopher Nolan arrived to change it all.
It needs no introduction, if you have been conscious in the past years, you know that The Dark Knight Rises is due to be released this Friday. And man, are you in for a treat.
The movie does an amazing job at keeping you on your toes, right from the start. Not even 8 minutes into the story things start to disinvolve into the chaos that shadows the whole film.
The Dark Knight Rises was written by the Nolan brothers Jonathan and director Christopher Nolan. The brothers are responsible for bringing this incarnation of the Dark Knight to theaters. They have revamped the franchise in a totally unexpected way, helping millions of young fans to re-discover the famed masked crusader.
Since I am not allowed to speak on the plot of the film just yet, I will give you some observations on other parts of the film. Check out Christian Bale’s last performance as Bruce Wayne/The Batman. You can clearly see how the role has changed him, and in fact, become a part of who he is. He encompassed everything we would expect him to be, weighed down by pain and the responsibility to protect Gotham city.
Another great actor is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who appears as officer John Blake, his first performance in the Batman trilogy. If you can listen over the over emphasized sighs of the women around you, who can’t seem to stop slobbering over his good looks, check him out and you’ll see that he does not disappoint. Earlier we have seen Gordon-Levitt do great in other movies, including Nolan’s Inception. Overall I can say that this guy will become one of the greats, if he isn’t already.
The Dark Knight does bring all that you expect, everything you wanted it to be. Between speculations, hopeful wishing and the power of the Nolan brothers, this movie will live in infamy. A great ending for the trilogy.
By the way, expect the second part of my review after the film has been released. Then I will get more deep into what makes this worthy of the franchise.