The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolans third installment in his re-imagining of the Batman franchise, and thanks to Domino’s Pizza and omy.sg, I got a taste of Gotham (and Domino’s awesome pizza selection) at a special screening held just for bloggers last Friday.
Set 8 years after the events of The Dark Knight. Gotham City’s become a crime free city with the Dent Act, and Bruce Wayne, in quiet self-imposed exile. That is, until his isolation is intruded by a mysterious cat-burglar who piques his curiosity. But this catty lass is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and soon enough, Batman’s forced to fight to keep the city he loves and protects safe once again.
Christian Bale returns as Batman, Gary Oldman as commissioner Gordon and Michael Caine as Batman’s best man Alfred.
Tom Hardy is stellar in his role as the villain Bane. He’s a completely different kind of villain, as compared to Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight. He’s menacing and intimidating, and his performance paints him as the perfect terrorist dictator of a Gotham that’s gone to the pits.
Similarly, Anne Hathaway was immaculate as the voluptuous Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s portrayal of fresh, hot-headed young cop Blake was believable, but only so-so.
I have to admit that The Dark Knight Rises makes it onto my list of must watch Superhero movies for 2012. It’s only drawback is it’s over reliance on pre-established events from its prequels (then again, this IS a trilogy we’re talking about). Batman virgins might be left painfully lost on the streets of Gotham if they jump straight into The Dark Knight Rises, but that’s more incentive for them to catch up on the last two films too, no?
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