This review is written in English to accommodate my vast international readership (and the film is American, so I find it easier to write the review in the film's original language).
I just got back from the cinema after having seen the latest Batman film in Christopher Nolan's modern take on the Batman franchise; The Dark Knight Rises (DKR). I'll try and break my review of this approximately 3 hour long film into what I find to be the film's pros and cons.
Being a nice guy, I'll start with the fluff.
- DKR wraps up the Batman mythos
- DKR introduces us to a cool Catwoman
- Bane is the second coolest villain ever
- DKR is an entertaining film
Okay, that was the fluff. On to the fun bits. The cons.
- Batman is boring
- Pointless fucking love story (minor spoiler- alert!)
As we all know the brilliant The Dark Knight ended with Bruce Wayne's love interest Rachel Dawes being murdered. DKR starts with Bruce Wayne having gone all Howard Hughes on everybody living as a recluse and not seeing the point of life anymore as his one true love is all dead and shit. Which is fine, but then Bruce ends up making out with a totally new woman (some chick he barely gets to know via her business connection to Wayne Enterprises) and does so after a pretty short time into the film. But that is not all, he naturally has to fall in love with Catwoman as well; about 30 minutes after he's fucked his businesswoman chick in front of his fireplace for several hours. Any of this making any sense? Remember; Bruce has a stated death wish due to Rachel being dead. Does it then make sense that he starts fucking around with every single female character he meets as soon as he emerges from his isolation? No, internet, it does not.
- Poorly veiled political propaganda
- Senseless criminals
The Dark Knight Rises is, in short, an entertaining film worth the ticket price; but unfortunately little more. On a scale from 1 to 10, I give it a solid 6.