Sometimes I think I lost something really important to me, and it turns out I already ate it.
I didn't like it as much as The Dark Knight, but overall I thought it was a nice conclusion to the series. Anne Hathaway was the best part of the film for me. She brought a much-needed sense of fun to the film. I thought Bane's voice was too distracting since he sounded kinda like Sean Connery meets Darth Vader.
That aside, I LOVED the movie. I've seen it twice now and would love it if they continued the story. Especially with
SpoilerJoseph Gordon-Levitt as Robin.
In the superhero genre of movies, much like I see Christopher Reeves as Superman, I think Christian Bale IS Batman. He has totally owned that role.
'Dark Knight Rises' reportedly earns $160 million
For a 2D movie, that is one hefty box office earning.
Splurged on the fancy schmancy movie experience for this one (alcohol, valet parking, unlimited popcorn, recliners). So had a great time.
I was hoping for something closer to Knight Fall. There,. But it was a good end to the trilogy.
SpoilerBane really broke Batman, both mentally and physically.
The twist at the end
Spoilerwith Miranda=Talia was not surprising. Bane knew way too much about Wayne Enterprises, so it was obvious he had a mole in there
Forgot to mention that I absolutely loved it that
Spoilerthey brought back Cillian Murphy's Jonathan Crane one last time. "Death ... by exile!"
"Liking this sport is ridiculous, so you’re a little different for liking it, she explained. But you’re allowed to like what you like." - Robert Samuels
Got a free ticket so I will be going to see it again tomorrow.
I enjoyed the movie a lot, though I still think TDK was better. Bane was OMG scary as sh*t.Tom Hardy was awesome as Bane, though I agree with the person who said his voice was a cross b/w Vader and Connery. If he had like a Vin Diesel voice he would have been 10x more terrifying, but the fact that it's this nice proper voice coming out of this massive and threatening-looking person is part of what makes him so scary. He looked about 6'5", 350 pounds...but Hardy is only 5'9" or 5'10"! They say the boots he wore added about 3" but he still looked massive next to Bale, who is supposedly 6'...great angles and filming can do wonders.
SpoilerThat first fight scene between the two of them was incredibly intense. I was like the whole time!
I loved Hathaway as Selina/Catwoman. Girl rocked the hell outta that bodysuit and I loved how she incorporated her swishy catwalk walk in heels...walking on gravel! Not an easy thing to do.
I never trusted
SpoilerTalia so I wasn't surprised to find out she was a baddie. I did like the whole tie-in to the first movie though. It made sense even if it is a little cliche: the bad guy's son/daughter is back for revenge. It's an overused story line but whatever...it still worked.
I loved Blake's story
Spoilerand could totally see them continuing on, though I am relieved there was no Robin in this series. Robin was a lame character IMO; a D-version of Batman. They left the story in a way that if they wanted Batman to come back, Blake is in a position to take up that role. There will be no more Bruce Wayne/Batman, but there could be a Robin Blake/Batman. Nolan said he'd be a consultant on the film, but I think he's done writing/directing.
One thing about Nolan: he loves recycling his actors! I half expected to see Leo Dicaprio or Ellen Page pop up in this movie! Half of the actors from "Inception" were in this one...
My theater was pretty great. Lots of cheers when. I really loved that ending.
Spoilerthe lady told Blake he should use his first name. When she said "Robin" a number of people clapped and there were also several "I knew it!" and my brother said "I told you!" Also at the end when Alfred spotted Bruce and Selina at the cafe there were cheers
To me, TDK is more of a stand alone movie. There weren't as many tie-ins to Batman Begins; for TDKR, if you aren't familiar with the story/characters from the first movie, you probably missed out on a lot or didn't get the significance of several key points. I loved TDKR and I think it was a nice way to end the series. It's rare to have three strong movies in a row, but Nolan did it.
I would really love to see it again, probably in IMAX this time.
I just saw this movie and thought it was a great conclusion to this trilogy. Christian Bale really owns Batman. Anne Hathaway was great, adding a little zing, and loved the regulars Michael Cane, Morgan Freeman etc. Loved the characters they brought back in little snippets, it made it all seem "right."
Overall, this is a great trilogy. I thought every movie was strong. I hope they don't try to make another Batman series after only 10 years, like they have with Spiderman. This one is good enough that it doesn't need a remake...they can only add to this franchise if the players involved feel like it... calling Chris Nolan...
small beef...Bain did sound too much like Sean Connery!!!
Christian Bale in Denver, privately:
Warner Brothers also announced that it will make a donation to a Victim's Advocacy Fund, after consultation with the Governor of Colorado.
I loved the movie. I thought it was a great ending to the trilogy. The last five to ten minutes had me gasping with almost every scene! I'd definitely go see it again.
Bane's voice didn't bother me. After hearing the hammy, gruff voice that Batman takes on for the last three movies, I don't think I could get fazed by other unusual voices now, haha.
I agree with the praise for Anne Hathaway. She's really hit-or-miss with me, but I thought she nailed her character here.
The youngest victim was about the same age as Bale's daughter.