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"Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane."

Plot

Loosely inspired by story-lines such as "Knightfall", "The Dark Knight Returns", "Cataclysm", "Legacy" and "No Man's Land", the conclusion of The Dark Knight Trilogy pits a retired Bruce Wayne against a new breed of terrorist, who threatens to shatter the very fabric of Gotham City and bring the world to it's knees. Allied with a rookie cop and the sly Catwoman, Batman must break free of the shackles of his past and give his all to stop Bane, a beefed up criminal mastermind with sinister connections to old enemies, and someone close to Bruce Wayne himself.

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4.29 stars 4.29/5 Stars Average score of 17 user reviews

Flashes of Greatness 0

In 2005 Christopher Nolan gave us Batman Begins, a desperately needed reboot of a franchise that had gone astray. It was dark, mature, suspenseful, provocative - everything that the disastrous Batman and Robin wasn't. While it was not without its flaws, it masterfully established the character and set the stage for 2008's The Dark Knight, a film justifiably regarded as one of the best comic book movies of all time. The Dark Knight is held in high esteem because it transcended its genre and told...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bigger is not always better. 0

Dark Knight Rises is not a bad film. It just manages to fail in ways that the previous two movies had not. The list of flaws in this film goes on and on (The dumb Robin reveal, the absence of Batman, the way Catwoman's character doesn't match the atmosphere established in the trilogy. etc.) Characters don't feel flushed out and worst of all, the stakes don't feel all that high in Gotham/ No Man's Land. Batman and Co. seem virtually indestructible, each one of them making it through the crumblin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nobody's Perfect... BUT BATMAN IS! 0

I know this was most people's reaction to the film... BUT NOT MINE!So who cares if Bane doesn't have the venom tubes?So who cares if Catwoman shoots Bane?It beats the crap out of X-Men Origins: Barakapool, thats for sure.I'm known for hating movies that are nothing like the comics. Well, how does this stay true to the comics?It has that kind of "Knightfall" feel.Probably just because it's Batman getting his back broken, but still.I'd pick this over TDK any day, which proves this is the best!Catw...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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