Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne)
Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon)
Anne Hathaway (Selina)
Tom Hardy (Bane)
Marion Cotillard (Miranda)
Morgan Freeman (Fox)
Michael Caine (Alfred)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Blake)
The much awaited movie of this year – The Dark Knight Rises released worldwide on the 20th of July, 2012. The movie came as the third film of the sequel – The Batman Begins(2005), The Dark Knight(2008), directed by Christopher Nolan. The Batman (Christian Bale) who got into the most wanted list after the death Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) returns to Gotham after eight long years when the city came under new threat from a terrorist, Bane (Tom Hardy). The movie which goes for around two hours and forty minutes has all the ingredients needed for a full fledged adventure. Just like every other movie in the sequel, cutting edge technologies are used in all the gadgets used by the batman and the exotic cars like Lamborghini Gallardo do put before you a show. Anne Hathaway’s role as the cold, cunning, yet beautiful ‘cat woman’ is another attraction. Bane who comes as an outcast member of the League of Shadows formed by Raz Al Ghul has the sole agenda of fulfilling Raz Al Ghul’s destiny – Destruction of Gotham and the Dark Knight rises once again to prove it wrong. Bane, whose garbled dialogue, strange voice and accent with his equally strong physique and cold nature have already got into the A-list of the batman villains. But yet it would be too unfair not to mention that, Bane, even with all these attributes was still not as good a comparison to the Joker (Heath Ledger) of The Dark Knight and there wouldn’t be a single Batman fan, who wouldn’t have missed the Joker. Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who is an officer who gets promoted to a detective plays a very healthy role throughout the movie and is applauded greatly in the end. The roles of Alfred (Michael Caine), Fox (Morgan Freeman) and Miranda Tait (Marion Cotillard) prove equally healthy and very important. The movie has got all the fun, excitement, drama, action, romance and suspense as expected of a Christopher Nolan movie. The director have already put on a show and given a huge treat to the fans with the movie just like with all his previous batman series and ventures like Following (1998), Memento (2000), Insomnia (2002), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010) etc.
We would give the movie a three and a half star (7.8 on 10) rating. Well, if you haven’t had the opportunity to watch the movie, we would personally recommend you to rush to the nearest theatre and grab a ticket for you and your dear ones because this one shouldn’t be missed.