- Origin: 25/25
- Story: 23/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 25/25
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.. — (C) Warner Bros.
- Rated: PG (Some action, adventure and mild humour)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Directed by: Christopher Nolan
- Written by: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, Bob Kane
- Release date: 20th July, 2012 (Wide)
- Length: 165 minutes
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
|Christian Bale||Bruce Wayne/Batman|
|Gary Oldman||Commissioner Gordan|
|Anne Hathaway||Selina Kyle|
|Morgan Freeman||Lucius Fox|
|Michael Caine||Alfred Pennyworth|
This was film that had a few good surprises. It definitely wowed me and it gave us a villain that was worthy of the Batman. I loved their take on the character Bane, not relying on strength venom to boost Bane power, but have him be trained by Ras al Ghul himself. This made the combat gruesome and intense. Christopher Nolan has done a fantastic job at rounding off his trilogy. Every character has their own unique moments and have done well to stand out against The Joker from the last film. Having locations like the pit made this film even better, it allowed for more interesting story, instead of just Gotham.
Compelling and action packed, it has a lot for the superhero fanatics. The events in the film happen 8 years after The Dark Knight film, I loved how they focused on the deterioration of Bruce Wayne and what the years of crime fighting has done to him. The one problem I had with the narrative was that the ending felt predictable and underwhelming, however it still did fill my heart with joy when it came to an end. Having the last film be tied in with the first helped round off the whole experience, I just wish the twists weren’t so obvious. What I liked about Batman’s struggles was that his own technology was used against him, making him approach Bane differently from the past villains.
Once again the dark tones and fast pace made this an epic action piece. When the police and terrorists battled near the end, the shots were beautifully done, watching it first from afar, then jumping into the action with Batman and Bane at the forefront. With the new Batwing added to Batman’s arsenal, the CGI had to be good (It was), the overall design was great, it looked light weight and strong at the same time.
Tom Hardy was a stand out character, his take on Bane made him sound and look fearsome. My favourite though was Christian Bale, he is always committed to his role and embodying both sides of this character. His chemistry with the other characters was great, Anne Hathaway especially, his presence helped the two to bond well together. The most surprising performance was Joesph Gordon-Levitt, I liked the way his character seemed to be worn already, being a child growing up in Gotham would be hard and he managed to show that through his understanding of other orphans.