On Wednesday, the day before the official screening of The Dark Knight Rises, my boy and I decided to check the available time slots for the movie.
So, the time slots were perfect with a movie screened at almost every hour, at every theater across the country. But what got us a lil panicky was the unavailability of seats! We’ve been looking forward to the movie for months and we just couldn’t accept the fact that there were no good seats left.
Feeling disappointed, disheartened and depressed, I recalled a contest I joined on inSing a few days back.
And when Thursday came, off we were to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES!!!
If you’ve caught the movie already, surely you’ve got to agree with me that it was superb. I’m not a huge fan of Christian Bale; he’s a great actor (except for his role in the 2011 movie The Flowers of War), but not quite my cup of tea. Yes, looks do matter if you want to be among my fave actors. Haha.
So here’s a general breakdown of what I thought of The Dark Knight Rises:
- Truly mesmerizing cinematography
- Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) was smokin’ hot (my boyfriend would agree), but quite a useless ‘heroine’
- Bane (sizzlin’ Tom Hardy) was too serious a character to have allowed Hardy to put on an Oscar performance
- John Blake (cute Joseph Gorden Levitt) still manages to preserve his boyish appeal despite having reached his 30s
- Batman (Christian Bale), though a super hero, can’t really do anything without his Batmobile and a bunch of awesome friends. And so I question, what happened to his gliding abilities and rock-hard strength? I personally felt that Batman wasn’t quite the Batman he used to be in this movie.
- And the rest is for me to know and for you to find out!
If you want a comparison to the recent Spider Man movie, this one certainly wins. Of course, both are pretty kick-ass to me. But Dark Knight Rises gets more brownie points for the intense action, twists and turns, and commendable special effects.
I must add though, i do miss the usual Batman characters like Joker, Penguin and Poison Ivy. Bane was good, but he adds a completely different touch to the entire movie. Joker and Penguin gave the old Batman movies a sense of light-heartedness and great doses of humour. Bane, on the other hand, was nothing at all light-hearted or funny – he was terrorizing.
The movie ended, unsurprisingly, with Batman saving Gotham City from the gnashing teeth of Bane and Miranda.
With Batman gone, will there be the rising of a new superhero in the form of Robin?