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Magnificent, Astounding Conclusion To Nolan's 'Batman' Arc,
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This review is from: The Dark Knight Rises (Amazon Video)
'The Dark Knight Rises' takes damaged-goods hero, Batman into the darkest recesses of his soul, destroys his wealth, hubris and self-delusion (to say nothing of his body), and forces Bruce Wayne into epiphany.
Oh, yeah...add in a diabolical plot to destroy Gotham City, some heavy-duty revenge by the League of Shadows (from 'Batman Begins') a brutal, brilliant enemy who is more than Batman's match...and, a complicated relationship with a 'Occupy Wall Street' minded cat-burglar.
Bellicose, bombastic and brutal, 'The Dark Knight Rises' is ultimately as uplifting as its title infers.
The scale of the film and its ambitions are both monumental, the script forces the viewer to engage their mind and full attention...and, the performances are cathartic.
Forget the nonsense about the film validating the rich above the rest of us...its about humanity's endless ability to screw itself up royally, push itself to the brink of annihilation, and then to find the will and grace to rise above its own failures and achieve something of value. That its wrapped up in the Batman's cape & cowl doesn't matter. This is myth-making in the finest tradition; and, as a single film, or the final chapter of a larger tale...remains one of the finest movies of the last several decades.