The Dark Knight Rises
|Technically, this latest installment in the Batman franchise is very well done. But it’s named the “dark” knight for a reason – the whole movie is very dark, to the point of being depressing. Everything is falling apart in Gotham. Bane is the villain, and he’s got all the cards. Batman himself (Christian Bale is what has been said to be his last appearance as this character) spends much of the film in the villain’s torture chamber. We don’t feel much hope as things progress. The bright spot, if there is one, comes in the form of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s scrappy side-kick.
For the most part, the movie is straightforward – but there is one really good twist that took me by surprise. And of course, we’re set up for the sequel at the end.