My thoughts: Out of the Christopher Nolan’s three Batman installments, “The Dark Knight Rises” is definitely the best movie made. It’s got all the ingredients made for a summer blockbuster: intensity, suspense, drama, seduction, and non-stop action!
The movie couldn’t have had a better cast. Christian Bale did a phenomenal job in bringing reserved emotion in his dual role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was in Nolan’s last movie “Inception”, was fantastic. Like in the last two installments, Michael Caine’s character of Alfred brought much-needed warmth and heart as the butler. Tom Hardy knows how to play the villain well. The cast also had a brilliant ensemble in Gary Oldman and Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Morgan Freeman. But the breakout star in the movie was Anne Hathaway. Her interpretation of the Catwoman was “purr-fect”. She brought class and sass, and knows how to kick some ass. She clearly did her homework.
In spite of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, folks should really see this movie. It’s really long, but it keeps you sucked into every scene. You won’t want to leave to go to the bathroom. I wouldn’t be surprised if TDKR becomes #1 at the box office and deservedly recognized during the awards season! Who knows? Nolan may finally get a shot at an Oscar!
Two thumbs up in my book! 🙂