Sunday, 2 September 2012

Batman The Dark Knight Rises Review

This was the final film in the franchise and it did not disappoint.  Christian Bale (American Psycho, The Fighter) was back to his dark and troubled best and the 'bat equipment' SFX excelled.  Anne Hathaway (Devil Wears Prada, Ella Enchanted) was brilliant as Catwoman and Tom Hardy (Inception, This Means War) was a seriously-bulked-up baddie.  Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Harry Potter) is always my favourite and he played Commissioner Gordon, with his guilt-ridden backstory, to perfection.  The film rounded off the trilogy really well and set it up nicely for The Justice League - Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, 3rd Rock from the Sun) as Blake was exceptional.  The plot had a couple of believable twists and a plethora of actors that enabled me to play my favourite movie/tv game of 'Where have we seen them before?'  Obviously the main characters were easy, but some of the lesser parts were great fun.  Matthew Modine as Foley (Memphis Belle, Full Metal Jacket) was quite hard to get, as was Josh Stewart as Barsad (No Ordinary Family) but I was very pleased with myself when I got Cillian Murphy as Dr Jonathon Crane/Scarecrow (Inception, In Time) and Burn Gorman as Stryver who was Owen Harper in Torchwood.  I wonder if any of my followers ever play that game when watching tv programmes and movies?

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