Movie Review : No longer The Dark knight

 The truth about the Dark knight is that he can take the blame…
The truth about the Dark knight is that he can live in pain...
The truth unveiled in theaters last Friday and has got me wanting to see it again!.

Had huge expectations out of what was said to be the conclusion to the Batman trilogy. Perhaps similar to the expectations of the people of Gotham from Batman! The movie not only matched but went on to surpass it. This Dark Knight definitely rises and is mind-blowing to say the least!

In the first one, fear made BruceWayne become the Batman…
In the second, the Joker made Batman become the Dark Knight …
But however in this conclusion to the trilogy, Batman overcomes his own fears to go beyond what he never did before and that’s what makes it a triumph of hope and human spirit. A narration of strong emotions where a man, not born super puts his mind over matter and rises to the occasion to conclude what is the best of the series so far. Near-epic!

Feel director Christopher Nolan has finally given Batman his due under the sun. He has treated the complexities of a man, not born super but wanting to save the world he believes in, with utmost precision. And he is definitely not alone in this effort as Christian Bale (who plays Batman), rises to the occasion in every sense as the Dark knight does in the film. He brings to life the pain of the character wanting to set things right, who is weak on motivation (to start off with) but strong on will. And when he does get his motivation going what follows is pure adrenaline rush. The action scenes are awesome, may it be the opening shot of the plane crashing down or the chase where Batman re-appears and turns sharply on his Bat mobile. Breathtaking! The climax though was a bit different considering that most of it was a street fight full of punches, Bollywood anyone? It is definitely not something that you get to see often in a Batman movie.

Batman apart from his principles is known for his cool gadgets collection and this time too he doesn’t disappoint. A new addition to his arsenal is the Bat, a flying machine like none another.  I absolutely loved the scene when it was first revealed on the dark alley of Gotham city.

The supporting cast is also excellent. Michael Paine (Alfred), who once again as the loyal servant and guardian to his master steals the scene when it comes to portraying emotions. Anne Hathaway as the new batgirl adds every bit of spunk in her moves especially in the action scenes. Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon) again plays the perfect cop and foil to Batman. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the honest detective Blake who finally quits the system to take upon a higher calling is also a fantastic addition to the powerful cast. Tom Hardy as Bane was menacing, however once it became clear at the end who the main villain was, his character didn’t get the closure it deserved. Also felt the character of Mr. Fox played by Morgan Freeman should have been given more meat.

As the film draws to a close with Alfred finally seeing his dream becoming a reality at the cafe and Blake re-discovering his life’s mission  in the Bat cave, wonder whether this is really the end to the franchisee or a new beginning for Batman and maybe… Robin!

The truth about the Dark knight is he can take the blame…
The truth about the Dark knight is he can live in pain…
And the truth about the Dark knight is also that when he rises…there is no another!
Keep entertaining us Batman!


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