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


link2x101 11 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic movie! Saw it yesterday (since it's 3:51am now), and by sheer coincidence I beat Arkham City the day before so some relevant stuff was fresh in my mind (not the biggest batman person up until now, but I think I'm really getting hooked).

OBELISK 11 years, 11 months ago

I wasn't disappointed at all. It was everything I wanted it to be and I thought it topped The Dark Knight in more than a few ways.

F1ak3r 11 years, 11 months ago

@sir Xemic: It'll be interesting to see. I'm not a big fan of Superman in general, but I'll probably be checking that out.

@KaBob: Oh certainly, but I'm glad this one was able to end on a high note. Most serieses don't.

@Kamira: Not in gritty ultrareal Batman. =P

@Puri,@pounce: Yeah, I didn't mention that little incident in the blog entry because I'm also a little tired of hearing about it. It was terrible and bad and awful, so I'm sad it happened, but I don't want to dwell on it.

@Juurian: SPOILER: The Dark Knight rises.

@link2x: I know how that is. I don't really care for superheroes that much in general (I'd love it if more comics would be about other stuff, because it's a beautiful medium that needs more diversity – but we're getting there), so my experience with Batman is pretty much these movies and the Arkham games.

@Iskariot: I think most people who were disappointed went in expecting another Joker and comparing Bane to him or something, but I always knew that wasn't going to happen and never really wanted it to. I think this movie should be looked at more in terms of Barman Begins than The Dark Knight. So I basically agree.

Cesque 11 years, 11 months ago

Because "lolmask"?

Because "lolmask". It's probably the first time the new Batman films have made a character look more ridiculous than the source comics.

OBELISK 11 years, 11 months ago

You'd be surprised at how many people I know who didn't know Batman Begins was the first movie or that it even existed. *sigh*

My uncle told me he had no interest in seeing TDKR only because he didn't think anything could top Ledger's Joker. Bane is his own villain. When Bane came onscreen, I thought "oh fuck" but The Joker made me go "oh hey it's the crazy guy again, what sort of shenanigans will he get into this time?" They're both awesome for different reasons.

If you want to see something ridiculous, look at any film Marvel has released over the past few years. I'm okay with a little comic movie ridiculousness but not when its head is so far up its own ass.

Rez 11 years, 11 months ago

I loved this movie.

Cesque, you're an ass. This is the source comic:

death 11 years, 11 months ago

i thought it was a decent movie. a good batman movie but not really a great movie in general for me. I thought the ending was kinda weak though. very predictable and the way they just cast off Bane, they don't even really take a second to stop when he gets blasted. that's no way for a villain to go out.

EDIT: no spoiler in BB anymore? i could've sworn i've used it here before…

JuurianChi 11 years, 11 months ago

hat's no way for a villain to go out.
Probably isn't really dead.

Nobody can die in a Batman story except Ra's al ghul.

Kamira 11 years, 11 months ago

that's no way for a villain to go out.


no spoiler in BB anymore?

I guess just hide it and put a warning right before.

Mordi 11 years, 11 months ago

I thought the film was excellent. About on par with The Dark Knight, which is to say fucking awesome.

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.
It's actually co-written by (among others) David S. Goyer and Nolan, the two guys who wrote the three Batman films.

Because "lolmask". It's probably the first time the new Batman films have made a character look more ridiculous than the source comics.
wat. He literally looks like a 'roidy luchadore in the comics. Joel Schumacher's Bane was more similar to the comic version, in terms of looks.

Also, his voice in the movie is excellent IMO.

Probably isn't really dead.

Nobody can die in a Batman story except Ra's al ghul.
Sure they can. Nolan's batman-universe is perhaps the one that is most grounded to reality. I'm pretty sure Two-face is dead, for example.