The Dark Knight Rises can only be described as an emotionally charged epic, Christopher Nolan has taken the trilogy to new heights and brought us the most powerful Batman in his trilogy.

Lets face it, over the years Batman has had some stick when it comes the movie franchise, yes the Tim Burton Batman was one of my favourite of the films until Christopher Nolan started his take the The Batman legend.

The Dark Knight Rises

Now with this, the last chapter in the trilogy, we have a Batman movie that is on par with the previous one, it’s powerful and emotional with Batman (Christian Bale) up against the powerful Bane (Tom Hardy), right from the very start of the film you just know that this is going to be one of those films that you are going to be glued to, fascinated by and engulfed in the style of cinematography of film that is going to end one of the greatest trilogies.

Not only is it the visuals that pull you in to the film, it’s the sheer power of the soundtrack that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, let’s also not forget Bane himself, if you’ve seen the quite silent trailer of The Dark Knight Rises in the cinema, you know how Bane’s voice reaches out arround the cinema with a ghostly feel.

The true power of The Dark Knight Rises is the fact that this last film in Nolan’s trilogy is mainly bringing us the side of Bruce Wayne more than The Batman, Gotham has not seen or heard from The Batman in years, crime is down and life is good, until Bane arrives that is.

The Dark Knight Rises – No Spoilers

It’s quite hard for me to bring this review without any spoilers, but I’m not going to bring you any, I went in to see The Dark Knight Rises with only having seen the one trailer in the cinema and nothing else and that’s how it should be, yes we have Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), although she’s more Selina Kyle than Catwoman, thankfully she’s well-played and perfectly slots in, not like the awful Catwoman movie some years back!

Tom Hardy is awesome as Bane and he’s really bulked up for the role, very much like he did for his role as Bronson and yes he does do the voice for Bane as well, the sheer power of the Bane character is evident in every scene and unlike the Bane from the earlier Batman movies, this Bane is closer to the Comic-book character.

In the comic-books Bane is a strategist, general and a one-man army, the perfect villain for The Batman and one which an almighty powerhouse when up against The Batman.

The Dark Knight Rises – Darkness Falls

I do have to say that this film is quite dark in its storyline and it’s all out war and a storm is coming! The Dark Knight Rises goes out with a trilogy of films that have gone out with style and a high. Yes I know we are all going to miss The Batman, Christopher Nolan’s take anyway, but I do have to say that The Dark Knight Returns just leaves you with an overwhelming feeling of fulfilment and even tears.

Overall Thoughts For The Dark Knight Rises

I can’t fault the film, I loved it, Christopher Nolan has brought us the greatest Batman movies (in my point of view) the sheer delight of watching movie for 165 minutes and feeling amazed at every moment is a delight, my recommendation, go see this and go see it NOW!

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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