The Dark Knight Rises: Movie Review by a Mississauga Chiropractor

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Just watched The Dark Knight Rises (2012) starring, Christian Bale (American Psycho), Tom Hardy (Warrior), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3 Rock from the Sun) & Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries).

It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale) vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) both hoped was the greater good.  For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in GothamCity was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar, Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) with a mysterious agenda.  Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce Wayne out of his self-imposed exile. But even when he dons the cape and mask again, Batman may be no match for Bane or the surprise emergency of a new villain.

This was the 3rd installment of the Christopher NolanBatman Trilogy which started with Batman Begins in 2005, followed by the Dark Knight in 2008, starring the late Heath Ledger as the Joker.  This 2 hr, 45 min Batman chapter wraps up the story line of Ra’s al Ghul which began in the first Batman movie.  Here we meet Talia al Ghul (Marion Cotillard), his warrior daughter who is seeking revenge for her father’s death in the first film.  Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of the Catwoman was also surprisingly good.  When I heard that she was casted to play this role, I was sceptical because I was comparing her to Michelle Pfeiffer who played the perfect Catwoman in Batman Returns.  However, Anne Hathaway was very convincing in this role.  Tom Hardy plays the role of BaneBane wasn’t as muscular as I thought he should have been.  Perhaps Brock Lesner would have been a better choice.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrayed the role of Blake, the local GCPD cop.  I was wondering why they even had this character in the movie, because he just seemed to be popping up at all the crime scenes and interfering a lot.  But when we find out his true identity at the end of the movie, it starts to make sense.  Spoiler Alert, his birth name is RobinMichael Caine returns as Alfred the Butler, Morgan Freeman once again plays Lucius Fox, the man of many gadgets, and Gary Oldman resumed the role of Commissioner Gordon.

Overall, this was a very entertaining movie.  I would give it 9/10 stars.  See in on the Big Screen when you get a chance… IMAX would even be better.  Happy Viewing!!!

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