Final entry disappoint. Why not embrace it's comic book origins with Batman actually fighting the villains as he seem to not do that much in these films. Ending is also anti-climatic and disappoints as our hero has just started on his career before he decide to stop his calling. Anne Hathaway surprises as Catwoman though and the film is still beautiful visually to behold.
"The Dark Knight" told a crime opera with stakes as personal as the gun powder and gasoline the Joker favored for his terror campaign. With "Rises," Nolan expanded the scope to a level that's one part disaster movie, one part epic Russian novel. It means the screenplay devotes an unnecessary amount of pages to the mechanics of a fusion bomb, but the highs here are just as high as anything from its predecessor.
I'm about five years late on this one. Shame I didn't see it theaters. It's like everyone said, better than first, not as good as the second. Gotta be one of the greatest film trilogies next to Star Wars, and LOTR. The only other superhero film franchise that even comes close is the Spiderman one by Sam Raimi. And I'm not that crazy about those. Nolan's the only one who ever got it right.
Grandiose direction and refined cinematography along with established characters that capitalize from the past, while the newcomers bring seductiveness with enchanting Catwoman or menace with "guerilla meets warlord" Bane. It reflects successfully present time through lenses of social fears, war on terror and nuclear crisis while music conducts action, sublimity and emotions as if they were composed altogether.
A brain numbing turd, this was a disappointing ending for an above average comic book trilogy. Too many plot holes and nonsense to cover up with a "but it's a comic book movie" excuse. Dope opening sequence. Infuriating ending. Got lucky that in my country the movie was subtitled, otherwise Bane's lines would be all jibberish to my ears. I gotta get some of those magical knee braces to my grandpa.