The Dark Knight Rises 2012

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Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive.

Starring:
Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway
Runtime:
2 hours 44 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

The Dark Knight Rises

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure, Crime
Director Christopher Nolan
Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miskatonic on 14 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This review contains spoilers.

The weakest of the three films, by far. The premise is on a par with The Dark Knight in terms of scope and scale, but the execution is much poorer. Whilst the plots of the previous two films could arguably stand up to critical scrutiny this one fails right from the get-go, from the atrociously incautious CIA agent to the remarkably flimsy plane. Later I noticed, without really intending to, two glaring production errors: Cat woman speaks when her lips are clearly not moving; and a henchman falls on his backside as though struck during a choreographed fight scene despite receiving not even a glance from an opponent.

All-in-all there seems to have been less effort put into this film than the prior two, and it shows. Pity. Maybe it was a little rushed?
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 7 Feb 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
First of all, Nolan has made the greatest trilogy of all time, and while the film probably won't demand repeat viewings like The Dark Knight, it's narrative structure and beautiful photography by Pfister, make this film the superior one in the series.

Where the first movie explored fear, and the second movie chaos and anarchy, this film is based on redemption and pain, because as many people have stated, both Bane and Bruce experience pain throughout the movie.

And this is what makes Bane an interesting villain, because he is the polar opposite to Batman, but the same, as Nichy once said, 'you stare into the abyss long enough, it will stare back at you'. Bane is Batmans abyss, what he could have become if he had joined the League.

Structurally the movie fits in perfectly with the others, and this is what makes this the best trilogy of all. Everyone is dedicated to Nolans vision, from the cast, to the crew, they believe in what he has done, and this makes it better viewing for the audience.

The cast are fantastic, and the question of the ending? it's perfect, Wayne has paid his due to Gotham, and Gotham to him, after all it took away his parents, and made him unhinged. But this movie finally, shows him at peace, and the last scene confirms that this epic trilogy is over.

It's sad to think this, Nolan resurrected a franchise that went out of control, and then some, and has managed to give the movie a conclusion, that not only respects the source material, but the movie goer too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Colonel Decker on 26 July 2014
Format: DVD
Christopher Nolan's final film completing the trilogy of Batman is a great success. From the isolated prison Batman finds himself in, to redemption it is all here. The cast is a little more inspried to. Tom Hardy as Bane is something that looks like he has been dragged from Mad Max 2, but it all works so well. The flashbacks are highly effective and the relationship between Caine and Bale is magic, almost emotional.

All 3 films are cinematic experiences, and really can only be viewed at home on a huge TV or projector to get any kind of effect, that is the downside to these type of films. They need the whole hog to be completely appreciated.

Overall Nolan made Batman ok to like again. And rounds this trilogy off with maximum effect, even for non Batman fans there is something here to spark interest.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By O. Southwood on 25 Feb 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Whether or not you love this film will depend on how much of a 'Batman Film' you want. If you want the caped crusader going around beating up baddies for 90 minutes you will be disappointed. If however you want a tense, grueling adult thriller with a fearsome villain and a downtrodden protagonist battling insurmountable odds until the very end, then you will be delighted.

To get the most out of Nolan's Dark Knight series, unlike other superhero movies, I think you must put aside your childhood fandom and enjoy it as pure adult drama. With part 3 especially you must engage with the 'Man' part of 'BatMan', ie. Bruce Wayne and his worsening struggles.

The Dark Knight Rises has much more Wayne than Bat, in fact Bruce does not wear the costume for a large part of this movie, his struggles are undergone as a mere man, reduced to ordinary flesh and bone, his millionaire toys taken from him and his body broken. This is where a lot of viewers seem to feel let down, as they didn't want this, they wanted a triumphant Bat Man dominating the screen. Instead we get a downtrodden Bruce Wayne suffering terrible distress and we yearn for the Bat to return. Which he does... Eventually.

Bane is an awesome villain. I would go out on a limb and say he's even better than Joker. And yes, I repeat: Bane is even better than Joker. Why? Because of his sheer physical presence and brutality. As a psychological opponent, Joker was deadly. But as a pure physical opponent, Bane's close-combat strength and hand-to-hand kills are terrifying. His masked face and towering presence make him a show-stealing villain, proving simply too strong for our hero to handle without some help.

Which brings me to Catwoman.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Laura Hartley TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
I'll be honest, I only went to see The Dark Knight rises because my friend dragged me to the cinema. I knew that The Dark Knight rises was seen to be one of the most anticipated films of the year and everyone who had seen it before me was ranting and raving about it and comparing it to The Avengers, but for some reason, I just couldn't get excited about this film. So as you can see, I went into the cinema with a less than favourable attitude towards Batman, and having almost zero knowledge about the rest of the trilogy, but I came out speechless, I had been completely won over and I just didn't know what to do with myself.

Now, I have never, ever give a film a five star rating, in fact, I don't give ratings period because I can't possibly translate everything that I want to say into a few stars. Anyways, back to my point, I've never given a film a five star rating, but here I am, giving one now. The Dark Knight Rises is an absolutely phenomenal film and I really don't think I'll do it any justice with this review. The reason I'm giving The Dark Knight Rises five out of five stars is because prior to watching the film I hated Batman. I hated the Dark Knight Trilogy, I hated Christian Bale, I hated everything to do with Batman, but when I came out of the cinema, I was completely smittten. I knew right then, that a new obsession had been born and that I would be all BatmanBatmanBatman for a long time yet. I don't think my views on a film or series have ever undergone that rapid a transformation from hate to obsession within the space of two and a half hours, and that is why I am awarding The Dark Knight Rises with my first five star rating.

The Dark Knight Rises is set eight years after the events that took place in The Dark Knight and there is peace in Gotham.
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