22 July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

I flipping LOVED The Dark Knight Rises.  And I honestly didn't expect to.  I'm such a wannabe cynic, but I was underwhelmed by the trailers, so I didn't expect to love it so much.  But I thought it was better than The Dark Knight.  We rewatched Batman Begins this weekend, and that movie definitely holds up.  I like that one better than TDK too.  TDK doesn't hold up for me on repeated viewings.  Other than Heath Ledger as The Joker, there's too much about it that I can pick apart.  The Joker, the scene with the overturned truck, and that's about all that's awesome.

In TDKR, you get to watch Batman build himself back up again. I really rooted for the dude. Bane is a decent enough villain, but also one that's easy to mock.  Just put your hand over your mouth and read lines like the villain in that one James Bond movie: "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to diiiiie."  But he rocks a kickass winter coat.  Bane is cool with me.  BUT if you had The Joker in this movie instead of Bane?  That would have been a perfect movie.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the bomb, per usual.  I really loved him in this, and if they ever made more, it'd be awesome to have him continue it. Anne Hathaway/Catwoman is surprisingly awesome. Funny. Hot. Awesome.  I heart Anne Hathaway and her big nose, so I'm glad her character and portrayal of Catwoman turned out to be good.

So my first impression on this movie is that I loved it.  Is it going to fall apart under repeated viewings like TDK did for me?  Don't know.  Also - technically this movie is longer, but didn't feel like it.  Also also - I didn't see it in IMAX because the theater was sold out for the whole weekend.  So I'll be watching it again there soon.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Bane was amazing and that voice gave me chills every time. I felt like he needed subtitles though.