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The Dark Knight Rises to the Occasion

Upon the anxious release of The Dark Knight Rises, my sister and I weren't just going to go to the midnight showing. No, we had to go to The Dark Knight Rises trilogy.

As we have attended other AMC movie marathons, we thought we were pretty swift in getting to the theater two hours early. But, boy, we were wrong! Upon walking into our mega theater, we were stunned to see how many people were already seated - and been seated probably for hours. Scouring for seats, our lucky spots were already taken, but luckily we fuond a haven pair of seats hidden away in the corner as more parties walked in and were as stunned as were. With time to spare, we found ways to entertain ourselves - Batman-themed Hangman, read, and stand-in ever-growing lines for the concession stands.


Once it was showtime, there was no going back. On the floor to ceiling ceiling, and sound system that made my ears bleed, it was astounding to see the evolution of director Christopher Nolan's evolution from Batman Begins to the epic conclusion of the caped crusader with The Dark Knight Rises. For fans of this Batman franchise, I don't think you will be disappointed by the grand finale.

Like Deathly Hallows Part 1 to Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Dark Knight Rises takes off where it left off from The Dark Knight. Although, some time has lapsed, Gotham is still reeling with the death of Harvey Dent. In the interim, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale) has casted himself away in his mansion - until the sadistic, evil Bane (Tom Hardy) comes to ruin Gotham, and Batman. From the very beginning, we get a glimpse at the physical and mental threat of Bane, and we know instantly that he is a whole other animal from Ras Al Ghul, The Joker, and Two-Face.

As The Dark Knight was touted for Best Picture support for the Academy Awards, I'm not sure how The Dark Knight Rises could sneak away without the same. If Nolan is known of one thing, it is his thorough, attention to detail. He doesn't leave one stone unturned, and because of that we are entertained, and on the edge of our seats, with a film that is a pitch-perfect threequel.

"Peace has cost you your strength! Victory has defeated you!"
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
 

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From the script, there are homages to the original Batman Begans, that in the midst of chaos and terror of Bane, are little reminders that this whole thing started as a way to fight injustice.

The cast is almost like any other and is a true star power event. While I think a lot of movies go for splash with the biggest stars but not much substance, I think fans will be satisfied by the supporting roles that beef up Bruce Wayne's close circle of good guys and bad girls - Selena Kyle/CatWoman (Anne Hathaway), John Blake (Joseph Gordon Levitt), Marion Tate (Marion Cotillard). And, Tom Hardy's Bane - though completely different from The Joker - lives up and matches the chilling, terror of what a superhero villain can be. You don't get a slice of every character, but the whole pie, which makes the world of Batman completely immersing.

The Dark Knight rises is an epic pull-andpush for our dark knight, Bruce Wayne, to ultimately rise.  We don't just get a story of Batman fighting evil, but Bruce Wayne going back to his roots of overcoming his fears. Batman isn't just a good guy who comes in to save the day, but an ultimate symbol of sacrifice. Thus, making Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan's Batman one of the best of all-time. 

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