The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the ending of The Dark Knight. Gotham City is in a current state of peace in part due to the Dent Act that allowed for the police and powers that be to eradicate those caught committing any kind of violent or organized crimes. Batman is now a wanted Criminal and Bruce Wayne has been a hermit. But when a cat burglar breaks into the Wayne safe and steals his mothers pearls it brings Wayne and the Bat out of hiding. When Bruce begins to follow the trail of the thief Selina Kyle, he finds more than he bargained for.
When director Christopher Nolan started the screenplay for the film they went to the comics books and pulled Batman’s nemesis Bane to base the final installment of the franchise. While we see many old faces such as Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. We get some fresh faces. Anne Hathaway is the cat burglar (Catwoman), and Tom Hardy as Bane who says he has taken over the League of Shadows. As with all the other movies the scenes are dark and dirty. There are few spots that glitter and sparkle, they remind us of the upper class citizens of Gotham at which point we see the lovely Selina Kyle at her finest. But with the evaluation of the movie we discover everyone has a breaking point. Even Batman.
I Loved this Movie. Why because it follows the premise of the comic books. While Batman is a superhero, he is a man. He has limitations and can be broken, just as Bane demonstrates in the movie and comic book. But that is not all that Batman represents. He represents the human need to fight for what you believe in. Gotham city needed a hero Harvey Dent replaced the Bat for a short period of time. However everyone needs a hero to stand up against the reigns of tyranny.
With all the hype and turmoil surrounding the opening of The Dark Knight Rises you can imagine any review will seem inadequate compared to the media coverage of Aurora CO. any condolences I issue will be inadequate for those who have lost a loved one. There wonderful lights were eliminated way before there time. My heart bleeds for a community’s loss.