The Dark Knight Rises: Review (Spoiler Free)

One Word : A Perfect Ending.

More Words: Pretty much everything a legend should get as an end.

Thanks : Chris Nolan for bringing such a pure and realistic Batman to the screens. And to keep the fans and comic book nerds happy with the ending.

Review: Batman Rises is many comic book series rolled into one. And they are one of the best of the Batman series. Knightfall, Batman Returns, Rise of Ras Al gul. But not taken in their entiretiy. Some might say batman rises is not as good as the dark knight, but i say its what a superhero movie should be.

Post Avengers, everyone would like to see high action movies, but Nolan gives us a movie about normal people without super powers becoming superheroes. Batman, Selina Kyle, Bane even Gordon and Blake, all are superheroes without powers. They only power they have is the will to overcome. And that is the message Nolan delivers. Take control of your fear with your will. Be fearless. Master fear. This is the message the batman comics gives us and so does Nolan.

Character:

Batman: Well acted by Bale. Strong, weak , afraid, angry, its what makes Bale a great Batman. Its possible that i cannot see any other actor as a batman for some time.

Gordon: Oldman is strong as usual, loved him.

Bane: Seeing what Hardy had done in Bronson this might have been a cinch. But still well acted and he does look huge, almost towering Batman and others. It shows the work Hardy has done for the act. Loved him and his bane. Only issue is the voice. But it seems all batman movies were plagued by voice problems.

Blake: An orphan policeman who helps Gordan take care of the mess Gotham is in. Love the cleaverness and resourcefull ness shown by him.

Selina Kyle: And if you want to someone as sexy as the catwoman, there is nobody other than Hathaway for you. The way she looks sucks you into him. The way she walks makes the comic book pages jump up on the screen, but its the acting she has done which makes selina kyle live on the screen.

Alfred: He has the most pivotal role whether it is a movie or the books. He is the only force who keeps batman a real person, and not get lost. He is the anchor which keeps Batman Bruce Wayne. Caine acts out aflred with a passion and there is no way you cannot love him here.

Final Thougts:

It's not a action movie, its a movie about overcoming your fears. Its a movie which is more near to the comic books than the previous non Nolan movies. Its a movie rooted in a real world, rather than a comic book. Its a movie which wraps up the trilogy with an end fit for its watchers, fit for the comic nerds, fit for Batman fans.

Thanks to reading.

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Oaths of the Lanterns



I was reading around and found out different Green Lantern Oaths from Wikipedia. It made me wonder, how many different oaths are there. And why not list them all. Its not the a original thing, but still quite useful to be put at one place.

Original Alan Scott Oath
 

"And I shall shed my light over dark evil,

For the dark things cannot stand the light;

The light of...THE GREEN LANTERN!"

 
Hal Jordan Oath 
In brightest day, in blackest night,

No evil shall escape my sight.

Let those who worship evil's might

Beware my power--Green Lantern's light!

 
Oath by Medphyll the Green Lantern of the planet J586  
In forest dark or glade beferned,

No blade of grass shall go unturned.

Let those who have the daylight spurned

Tread not where this green lamp has burned!

 

Oath by Jack T Chance
You who are wicked, evil and mean 
Oath by Rot Lop Fan 
In loudest din or hush profound
 
Oath by Alpha Lanterns
In days of peace, in nights of war

Oath by Barin
In this place of black and grey and dark...
the green shall by my light, my hope, my strength.
All that is good is all i defend.
I shall not falter.

 
Oath by Sodam Yat from 31st Centuary
In Brightest Day, through Blackest Night,
NO other corps shall spread its light!
Let those who try to stop what's right,
Burn like my power, Green Lantern's Light!


Red Lanterns Oath
With Blood and Rage of Crimson Red,
Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead,
Together with out hellish hate,
We'll burn you all - that is your fate!


Sinestro Corps Oath
In blackest day, in brightest night,
Beware your fears made into light.
Let those who try to stop what's right,
Burn like my power - Sinestro's might!


 Blue Lanterns Oath
In fearful day, in raging night,
with strong hearts full, our souls ignite.
When all seems lost in the War of light,
Look at the stars, for hope burns bright!


Indigo Tribe
Oath
Tor lorek san, bor nakka mur,
natromo faan tornek wot ur.
Ter lantern ker lo Abin Sur,
Tann lek lek nok - FOrmorrow Sur


Star Sapphires Oath
For hearts long lost and full of fright,
for those alone in the blackest night.
Accept our ring and join our fight,
Love conquers all with violet light!

 
Black Lanterns Oath
The Blackest Night falls from the skies,
the darkness grows as all light dies,
we crave your hearts and your demise,
by my black hand, the dead shall rise!

If you have more to add, please add in the comments.
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Which type of comics Do you Like?

This question has been troubling me since morning. Do i like the old campy more cartoony Comics which had fun stories. OR do i love the new gritter long format stories.

Maybe i love both of them for each has its own merits.

Going through the old batman Comics, i like how many stories they packed in one comic, more fun for money.
But the new comics keep you rooted to the story line and make you wait for the next part of the story. I like this waiting.

The old comics threw everything at our beloved hero. Plus for variation
The new comics are more of psychological thrillers. Plus for gritter more realistic comics.

The Old comics were more like the Batman series from the old times, with BAM and POW plastered all over.
The new comics are like the 'The Dark Knigh', beautiful imagery.

Still undecided about this. :(

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Which Issue is This?

Many a times comic book covers are the thing to collect.  And we are suckers for them. So there might be many fans out there . So here's a easy one. Which Issue is this Cover from?
 

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Best Software for Managing your eComics

If you download a lot of eComics (in CBR) format, there are 2 software's that will help you in managing it.
1. CDisplay : used to read the comics. The best of the lot. Fast and very small to install. If you want to read the comics i suggest this.
2. Comic Rack : A very useful software to organize your comic book collection. The best thing about it is you can extend it to read web comics like XKCD or Dilbert or Calvin and Hobbs. Even better you can extend using a extension it to fetch meta information from ComicVine, thus helping find all story arcs, characters,etc info right inside the software.
 
Give it a try, and let me know how it helps out.

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