This series could have died a hero, but instead it lived long enough to see itself become a villain. I'm Linus Schill, and this is my review of the final Batman movie today, and the last day of Bat-Week, The Dark Knight Rises.
Coming off of The Dark Knight, which some consider the best comic book movie of all time, this movie had a lot to live up to. The Joker was great, Two-Face was great, the story was epic and the conclusion left people wanting more. So coming into this movie people's expectations were very high, including mine. Me personally, I left completely happy. I enjoyed the fight scenes, Bane was terrifying, Catwoman was great, and the journey incredible. Batman's new helicopter/plane device, or Bat, was awesome. However, there are some things that the movie could have fixed.
First of all, Batman just teleported back to the city. It is never explained how he was able to get through, travel all the way across the world just in time to save them all. Bane made sure that there was only one bridge and that had a tank on one side and a group of mercenaries with guns on the other. What was Bane's motive? He gave the city back to the people, and they all supported him, right after he blew up their football stadium, killed an unarmed man in front of thousands of people, including children, and trapped their police underground. What every happened to the terror caused when Bane said that he gave the switch to one of the people? That was never elaborated on.
Another thing that is a problem with this movie is that Batman is hardly there at all. He enters the movie a cripple, when he finally fixes himself and goes off to fight Bane his back is broken, then he is thrown in a pit only to be a cripple again. The end fight scene between Batman and Bane is pretty epic, but that, and the fight in Banes lair is all we get from Batman.
Despite those clear flaws, the movie did have a lot of positive things about it. It wrapped up the trilogy, and made room for Man of Steel and Man of Steel vs Batman. Sorry, but Christian Bale IS NOT COMING BACK! I give this movie 3.5 ingredients. Thank you for reading my review of The Dark Knight Rises, check out all of the reviews from Bat-Week in the yellow drop-down menu at the bottom of this review. See you next time!