Whilst the name implies, The Dark Knight Rises is really a sequel of the last Batman movie, The Dark Knight. It is set eight years following the events of The Dark Knight. The late Harvey Dent is remembered because the hero who rid Gotham of evil and Batman is called the murderer who killed him. Batman went into exile following the Harvey incident and has never been seen since. However, Batman returns again after Gotham is under threat of a fearful criminal, Bane (Tom Hardy).
The movie starts with the apparently impossible escape created by Bane from an airplane. He threatens to destroy peace and take over Gotham City. The sole person who can stop him may be the Dark Knight.
However, Bruce Wayne went into exile, easterquotesx-batman but he soon makes a comeback when his mother’s precious pearl necklace is stolen by Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway). Selina also warns Wayne of a storm which will hit Gotham. Her words convince Wayne to return.
Another the main plot involves Wayne attempting to save his business from destruction. He hands over his business to a philanthropist, Miranda Tate played by Marion Cotillard. Wayne’s butler Alfred and his executive Lucius remain loyal to him, no real matter what he does.
Wayne needs most of the help he can reach defeat Bane. He gets help and support from Commissioner Gordon and John Blake. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the role of John Blake, who is a defeat cop that knows the gravity of the situation. He was also orphaned as a kid and can sympathize with Batman.
Bale, as always, does well as Batman and, most of all, as Wayne. He wants to quit being Batman but struggles to complete so. Gordon played by Oldman gets more time on the screen, that is always welcome.
Going to the newcomers, Anne Hathaway is amazingly good at playing the role of Selina. Meanwhile, Gordon-Levitt plays the role of a Batman’s ally, John Blake. Gordon-Levitt can also be good at playing Blake. The one left is Hardy as Bane. Hardy’s Bane is compared to Heath Ledger’s Joker, that is both unfair and unavoidable. Hardy is quite good at his role, but he couldn’t live up to Ledger’s Joker.
People have a lot of expectations for The Dark Knight Rises, significantly more than any movie. This is certainly caused by due to the high standard Nolan set by his last Batman movie, The Dark Knight.
For the absolute most part, The Dark Knight Rises live up to the expectations. It is a grand finale of Nolan’s Batman trilogy with stunning set pieces and breathtaking action. Nolan did his best to tie up all loose ends while creating a thrilling movie.