The Dark Knight Rises

Posted by F1ak3r on July 22, 2012, 3:20 p.m.

I just saw some preview footage of it. Preview footage that lasted three hours.

Probably too early to really discuss it without spoilering everything, but basically you should go see it when you can. It's not the "event" The Dark Knight was – there's no Heath Ledger this time, but it was still a great movie (I thought). It's rather a lot more like Batman Begins than The Dark Knight, really, in that it's more about Batman than the villains he fights.

Bane's no Joker, but he's not supposed to be. He's a different kind of villain, and I've gotta say I was surprised by his portrayal after playing Arkham Asylum – Christopher Nolan's Bane is more eloquent and intelligent than the drugged up brute he was in that game.

"Epic" is not a word I throw around very much, but it works when describing this movie. It's a shame that the series is over now, but I'm very much looking forward to seeing Chistopher Nolan's next film – watch Inception and Memento if you haven't already.

Oh, and apparently Warner Bros is starting on a reboot of the franchise. I won't deny that it makes business sense, but I don't know that it'll be something I want to see after this trilogy.

I also saw that new Spiderman movie this week because apparently this is cinema week for me (I will soon die of popcorn poisoning). Haven't seen the previous ones, but I enjoyed this one – the plot was nicely cohesive, the leads were likeable, and Spiderman has always been my least favourite superhero, but I liked this version. Just The Lizard kinda looked stupid, and there was a throwaway line at the end that seemed a tad pretentious.

Dark Knight: Rise


sirxemic 11 years, 11 months ago

I've seen the movie yesterday. I found it pretty 'epic' as well.

Next year a new Superman film will hit cinemas directed by Zack Snyder, but also produced by Christopher Nolan. I wonder how that will turn out.

KaBob799 11 years, 11 months ago

Yeah it was a great movie but it would be nice if a comic book movie series could last more than 3 films without retelling the origin or going into spin off mode.

Kamira 11 years, 11 months ago

I was waiting the whole movie for Bane to use some Titan and start destroying everything. Still, I liked the way Bane was portrayed.

Amarin 11 years, 11 months ago

I saw it yesterday as well, I loved it. My mom told me not to get shot when I went, so I did exactly what she said, and made it home alive.

JuurianChi 11 years, 11 months ago

I'm kinda on the fence with this.

I want to see it, but I'd rather not throw away three hours of my life when I have so much to do already.

I like reading comments about it though. :P

Spoil it for me already, I don't give a shit about spoilers.

Cesque 11 years, 11 months ago

I decided I wasn't going to see this one the first time I saw a picture of Bane.

sirxemic 11 years, 11 months ago

I decided I wasn't going to see this one the first time I saw a picture of Bane.
Because "lolmask"?

DSG 11 years, 11 months ago

My friend was at the shooting and another was going to go but the theater was too full… Crazy stuff, but I still ended up seeing it, there were cops all over the theater. It was actually kind of uneasy going into the theater after hearing rumors of a second attack being possible…

Eva unit-01 11 years, 11 months ago

So I'm not the only one that lives in Denver? Awwwsnap son.

pounce4evur 11 years, 11 months ago

I really want to see that movie, but I'm afraid I'd punch the next asshole who jokingly tells me not to get shot. One fucking nutjob goes postal on a group of moviegoers, and the whole country goes apeshit. I wish people would just drop it. Mourning is fine, but hearing it in every conversation I have with the outside world is getting on my nerves. I'd understand it if people lit candles and left their flags halfway up (which I have seen, and I respect) but it's all over the news and Facebook and Deviantart and rantrantrantrantrant.

So yeah, I'll go see the movie now.