Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
Ratings: **** (4 out of 5)
“The Dark Knight Rises” doesn’t really rise to the occasion. This concluding movie in the “Batman” trilogy isn’t just dark, it’s pitch black. Director Christopher Nolan has literally gone over to the dark side.
Director Christopher delivers the finale he’d promised. Staying true to his words, the conclusion to his fantastic trilogy is made with a reason. Every character, sub-plot (the film is plot heavy with references to past Batman characters, films including (2005) ‘Batman Begins’ so BATMAN revision is needed), every scene has something crucial to offer. The surprise element in the climax blows you away. You will be tempted to give a standing ovation to Nolan for his brilliance. There are no loose ends in the screenplay either. Every scene adds something to the story – As per the reports.
Well talking about the star cast of the movie the reports also suggest that Tom Hardy does what he is expected to do but with the mask his dialogues get difficult to comprehend. They are not audible enough. His beefy appearance, militaristic look does make an impact initially but fizzles out eventually as he gets repetitive. He lacks Joker’s aura and presence. We missed you Heath Ledger.
Anne Hathaway on the contrary is surprisingly impressive. Hollywood’s girl next door pulls off the wily Catwoman role with great conviction. She looks absolutely hot in her suit and gets the attitude right. Other first timers in Batman movies, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are equally impressive.
Hans Zimmer’s haunting and at times menacing background score sets the mood for the epic finale perfectly. Deshi deshi bashara bashara still ringing in our ears.
The movie last scenes are so rich and satisfying, it’s easy to forgive the rest of the film its sins – Add source
Overall the movie is said to be the final chapter in Nolan’s telling of Batman’s saga, and if all the Internet buzzing is to be believed, it is the most anticipated movie of the year.