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Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Dark Knight Rises Review

The Dark Knight Rises is not a fun film. It is not satire, action flick or a campy romp. Nor is it covered in an anvilicious moral sentiment. The Dark Knight Rises is the best batman film there has ever been and objectively it is a very great film.

Yes, there are plot holes, yes, it is slow, yes, the Joker's shadow hangs over the movie like a bad penny but that's the point. This is the movie where Batman dies only to be reborn like a phoenix from the ashes.

The fact that it isn't enjoyable only immerses you further into the world of The Batman because Bruce Wayne is not Tony Stark, he does not like being a playboy, being so shallow. For Bruce Wayne giving up being the Batman is killing off a part of himself and like any actor who plays the Doctor he wants his final bow to be his most heroic yet.

As for how they're not recognised? Well presumably the clean slate virus hangs around. Then there's the fact that Alfred will attest to his demise and the Batman will be back in Gotham, meaning that after a while no one will care that Bruce Wayne may or may not be back and even if they do, Bruce can probably handle things.