I find once you see a film that one of your favorites is trying to pass off as their masterpiece, and all you can think is how even you could've made a better film, it is time to move on and this is how I've felt about Nolan since seeing this...
A parte un face-to-face estremamente anticlimatico il film è veramente avvincente. Certo, tecnicamente non è il migliore dei tre, ma personalmente è uno di quelli che ho preferito. Valuto il primo capitolo migliore del terzo, eppure continua a piacermi di più quest'ultimo!
This guy Christopher Nolan is a total squirt. He makes movies about men in tight costumes and in all seriousness leds people to believe his stuffy little summer blockbusters are multi-layered works of art.
Bloated, overlong, ponderous, portentous, solemn and filled with enough straight-faced bogus philosophizing to choke a dozen George Lucas prequels. Again, only Marion Cotillard rises above the sewage.
It was okay, but I have to keep asking myself "What did Nolan have to cut/rearrange/re-do because Heath Ledger died?" Because, ultimately, he would've been brought back for this one. And that's where the loss is in this film.
A friend of a friend works for WB & says The Joker was supposed to have a cameo where he was the last one to walk out of Blackgate, look around mutter Naaaaah, then walk back into the prison. There were supposedly nearly 20 cuts of this movie & that scene was apparently in all but the final one.
I always presumed The Joker ended up in Arkham, which theoretically would've made him exempt from the Dent Act & incarceration at Blackgate. Also, what kind of penitentiary is in the middle of a major highly populated cit---sorry, I'm picking it apart again. Ultimately, Ledger's passing kind of made his performance a sacred cow that for good or ill, no one really wanted to acknowledge out of fear of disrespecting his memory. Kind of how movies didn't acknowledge the World Trade Center for a couple years after 9/11, but on a much smaller scale of course.
Unpopular opinion: This is the best of all three, and the best Batman movie. I mean, did any of you even see the football stadium scene? This is so much more epic and thrilling than the first two put together. The Joker is nothing on Bane and Catwoman.
This surpassed the first two movies in so many ways. Here, we have great villains, we have emotional warmth, depth and humanity. Nolan knew the first two movies were cold and detached. Everything that was missing in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight is here. This is one of the greatest action films I've seen, and by far the best Batman movie. Better because it's more personal, more engaging and much more intense.
As A.D. Jameson points out, this Bat-flick's got about as many joke lines as Batman & Robin but at least Mr. Freeze's ice puns have a place in the context of that garishly obscene universe. Also, kudos for making an audience root for a dude beating up a deformed political prisoner, Nolan.
Many of the plot holes and bad writing pointed to often make excellent metaphors and support the point of the film quite well. This is not a crime drama, but a socio-political and economic fable and as such uses fantasy to make its point.
Better than I remembered, The Dark Knight Rises is still riddled with plot holes, extraneous story lines, and inconsistent tonality; however it's sheer visceral power and a solid emotional core make it an enjoyable Batman experience. Better than Batman Begins, but not as good as The Dark Knight, Batman Returns, or Mask of the Phantasm.