Finale As Strong As First Two. As Dark As Dark Knight
I just finished watching this, and just wow. Just wow! Christopher Nolan has brought as masterful telling of Batman to the big screen, once again. This director certainly knows what he is doing. Dark Knight Rises follows 8 years after Dark Knight, Bruce lives alone, Gotham is mostly enjoying peace. However, Bane, a guerilla terrorist, soon takes over Gotham, and Batman, now stuck in prison, must become the hero that Gotham still needs, after his years of being an outlaw. This film is just amazing. But just like Dark Knight, this film is very dark. There is a ton of violence, ranging from neck-breaking, stabbing, gunplay, and tons of menacing images. Explosions, fist-fights, and drowning also serve up some of the action in this finale. We see a high body count, in the film, from civilians, prisoners, rebels, police officers, and a ton more thrown in. There are a ton of sad deaths, and the threat of a nuclear bomb as well. There is a sex scene in the film, a ton of swearing, and a major scene in a bar. There are also a ton of mature depiction of terrorism mixed into it as well. But if you child handled Dark Knight fine, they should handle this one as well. The message deals very much with terrorism, chaos, fear, death, and despair. But it also tells powerful messages about responsibility, hope, sacrifice, the good of a person, and the power that one person can have. Bruce is still not a perfect role model, but he is still the hero we have loved in these films, and he learns that Batman is who he truly is. Gordon, Fox, also show signs of powerful willingness to protect Gotham. Also newcomer John Blake, is a very amazing character, willing to die to protect Gotham as well. Catwoman learns to be more selfless by the end of the film. In the end, it was a very worthy finale, with an ending, that makes you wonder, even after the film is over. Rating all three films, 1:Batman Begins 2: Dark Knight Rises 3:Dark Knight.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing