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Ever since the I saw the very first Batman film with Jack Nicholson as the, then, terrifying joker I was a tremendous Batman fan. I read the comics and as corny as it sounds, Batman was more to me than a fictional character, He was a role-model. After Batman returns was released, Batman Forever was released and was O.K. but lacked what made the other 2 films and the comics so good. After that a monstrosity, vile film called Batman and Robin came out and ruined so much that it is hated by most if not all Batman fans. After a few years we were told there was a new film in the works and we all became nervous. After Batman and Robin, how would this work? The First trailer came out and I was blown away. Batman Begins. This movie looked real, dark, mature and leaps and bounds better than Batman and Robin. After it was released, needless to say, This was the Greatest Batman film. Everyone wanted more so we were gifted The Dark Knight. This was ground-breaking. Heath Ledger came full circle. Unfortunately he passed before we could praise his genius. This movie was perfect. Now came the trouble. We were told there would be one more Batman film. To end this as a trilogy. Tensions were high. How could anyone, even Nolan himself, top the Greatest Batman Film Ever Made and personally My Favorite film of all time. Well the question is... Did he? Yes. Is it for younger children yet? No. At the end of The Dark Knight. Harvey dent had killed people and almost killed Batman, Gordon and his child. After tackling Harvey off of the roof they were on and saving Gordon's Child, Harvey had snapped his neck and died. The Public, Not Knowing how Harvey went from White Knight Mayor to Two-Face Murderer, could not have found out that there Idol has fallen as a criminal. Making a Sacrifice, Batman tells Gordon to radio in that he killed Harvey those people because Gotham needed Harvey's image of a hero right now. Not the Literal hero Batman was. Gotham had the Police chase after him and that was it. Now, After eight years of not coming out of his esteemed mansion, Hobbling around on a Cane, not being public, and leaving his company to the board members instead of him, and him struggling with Batman's new status as a wanted vigilante, A new villain surfaces. Bane. He is a brute, relentless, Terrorist, who threatens Gotham and there citizens, and with an incapacitated Commissioner Gordon and Wayne realizing how pathetic he has became when a Cat-Burglar , who posed as a maid, smacks his cane out from under him and steal's his mother's pearls, Batman now must Rise from the Darkness and stop the villain Bane before Gotham is ruins. Enter The Dark Knight Rises.
This film is Deep, Story-Driven, Dark, Chock-full of Twists, and Jaw- Dropping Moments that it makes an amazing film. Although, sorry kids. This one is gonna have to wait a while. This is a Brutal, Mature, Batman film. Bane is ruthless. Unlike the Joker, He doesn't care who you are and has no time for the mind-bending stories of himself. He is here to kill and break. He has a presence that no other villain can touch, to the point when your on the end of your seat in suspense trying to figure out who's next. For Example, Bane in one scene snaps a man's neck on a football field and even though the camera pans a bit further out you can hear and see a crunch following his life-less body slamming into the ground. There is also one scene in particular that fans of the comics will know right now even if they haven't yet seen the film where Bane "Breaks" Somebody. Then after that scene the film goes into a slow paced development and advancement of the story until everything becomes better again and Batman is in full form and a war begins. There is Gun-fire and fist-fights and people die and slum over (Without Blood though) and an Epic Fight between Batman and Bane occurs which is fast, and brutal. Then as the film comes to a close the film wraps up everybody's story line and finishes what I consider the Greatest Trilogy Ever. This Film is 2 hours and 45 minutes which also is long enough for a younger kids attention to check out for the rest of the film. This is my new favorite film but there has to be a line. This is a great film for Batman fans and people who want a great movie in general, although wait until your younger children are abit older until you allow them to see this. Even if they have seen the others take into consideration what you have read and enjoy the film.