Skip to comments.'Dark Knight Rises' Review: Nolan Slaps Obama With a Masterpiece
Posted on 07/21/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT by Bratch
From a purely cinematic standpoint, director/co-writer Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" is a genuine masterpiece. Actually, it's a triumph.
Surpassing the extraordinary hype and expectations surrounding the conclusion to his epic trilogy seemed impossible, and yet somehow Nolan achieved just that. The fact that I'm even debating whether or not "Rises" surpasses its perfect predecessor speaks volumes. Without giving anything away -- without telling you if it's tragic or happy or bitter or sweet -- let me just say that the final few minutes of "Rises" represent one of the most intensely satisfying movie moments of my life.
And beyond filmmaking skills that will surely place him among the all-time greats, what kind of crystal ball does Nolan have access to that gives him the prescient power to begin a project years ago that upon delivery would be as timely and relevant as the latest refresh of the Drudge Report? "Rises" is about many things, but it is mostly about a rousing defense of an America under siege by a demagogue disguising his nihilistic rage and thirst for revenge and power as a noble quest for equality.
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In a Hollywood lost in shallow, narcissistic depravity, Nolan has himself risen as the New Iconoclast -- simply for believing in what is good and being able to express it in a universal way that touches us all.
Surpassing the extraordinary hype and expectations surrounding the conclusion to his epic trilogy seemed impossible, and yet somehow Nolan achieved just that... Without giving anything away -- without telling you if it's tragic or happy or bitter or sweet -- let me just say that the final few minutes of "Rises" represent one of the most intensely satisfying movie moments of my life... "Rises" is about many things, but it is mostly about a rousing defense of an America under siege by a demagogue disguising his nihilistic rage and thirst for revenge and power as a noble quest for equality. Sound familiar?
if obama had a son, he might look like James Holmes.
Nolte is a friend, Brietbart’s partner, and if he says it’s great, it’s great. Now I have to go see it.
oh gag me with a spoon
Batman was fun on tv years ago
this effort to dramatize the original is annoying
and this movie will probably break records.
I never really cared for it on television (except for the Catwoman episodes) but I tend to agree with the sentiment about such movies.
However, I happened to catch one of the movies on cable a couple of years ago and it was just perfectly over-the-top, in the same way the series was. Honestly, I thought that movie was art.
We must have watched different movies. I went to see Batman and it turned my stomach. It is a recruitment movie for the Occupy crowd. Where every rich person is evil and the masses will revolt against their entitled slave owners and be justified in beating and raping them.
A disgusting piece of propaganda. Every slogan ever utter by the Occupy Crowd was embedded in the script. It had everything the liberals love, free unlimited energy that humans can’t be trusted with. Rich beaten, raped and thrown in the streets. Thousands of Americans held in prison after timed served on whim and unconstitutional law. Every business leader was corrupt except one. A Government willing to trap millions in a city because of a bargain with a criminal element. Millions of Americans to scared to fight back against the tyranny of a thousand. The list goes on and on...
Is there any way to skip the first 145 minutes of mindless carange and go right to the good part?
I wholeheartedly agree, with the first half anyway. I doubt that I’ll go see even one more movie based on a comic book, but if it is at the iMax, then I could get sucked in. :’)
And was this placed in a happy and contented context? Doesn't sound like it. And did it have a punchline?
If you believe that the gay "Batman" of TV was the "original", you are ignorant beyond all redemption.
If anything, the Batman movies of the past few years have represented a largely successful attempt to cast off the insulting, effeminate "Batman" of TV and to return Batman to the truth of his comic book origins, which were indeed dark and "dramatic".
The real Batman has never been "fun".
Uh, too bad about this:
“Starring: Morgan Freeman...”
It is a truly amazing movie and trashes the Occupiers.
Pray for America
wow...the WSJ didn’t give it a great review ...now the terrific review..i thought about going..now all the freepers that saw it that said its horrible....
Guess I won’t go, just because i hate endless carnage..anyone else see it that liked it or agreed with this review?
I never saw the comic book hero as 'dark'.
That is a liberal concept.
The film is a very satisfying end to the trilogy. For many third films, the ideas are no longer fresh, writers can't think of new things for characters to do, so they get small cameos that make no sense. Dark Knight Rises is such a big film that there is plenty to do for everyone, so much so that new characters are even introduced and given significant screen time. Bale does very well as Bruce and Batman. Catwoman is great, Gordon and Alfred are great.
Any fan of Frank Mimller's Dark Knight Returns will be very satisfied with this film.
You liked the queer related sub themes in the Bam Pow Sock TV Batman?