A few quick (very late and spoiler free) thoughts on The Dark Knight Rises.
Everyone’s going to want to compare this to that other big superhero movie. So I will. This movie made The Avengers seem like a children’s movie. Not in a bad way. The Avengers was made for kids to enjoy. And this wasn’t. At all. In fact, I don’t think any child alive would even enjoy this movie. And I’m conflicted about that.
Sure, I had a great time. But I’m not sure how I feel about the fact that the latest Batman movie was made in such a way that any child would be confused and bored for about 70% of it.
That being said, it really is amazing to see what happens when a studio spends that much money to make a big budget film for adults. You just don’t see those.
By adult, I mean a movie with so much going on that doesn’t feel the need to cater and handhold. Seriously, for the first 40 minutes, I had no idea what was going on. Honestly, I was beginning to get a little worried. With the plot being so difficult to follow for the first act, it gave me a lot of time to focus on plot holes and how silly that damn Batman voice is.
But, once a huge event happened in the middle of the movie and the film became something else that I really wasn’t expecting, I pretty much loved everything else that happened.
Not everyone I was with shared my opinion. I didn’t get everyone’s take but, from what I gathered, most folks seemed to like the second half, but some people were so put off by the beginning sections that, as much as they liked what followed, they weren’t able to get fully back on board.
Whatever the case, I think everyone has to admit that this is one of the most insanely ambitious (as well as just plain insane) studio films of all time.
We’ll see how I feel after I sleep.
- caseydonahue said: The idea of making a batman movie about a man who is no longer batman but desperately wants to be because he feels he has no other purpose is incredible. I love that a movie like this is sold out everywhere.
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- megsokay said: I actually preferred the beginning half to the end. The end had me rolling my eyes from all the crazy jumps in logic. That’s Nolan’s Batman problem. It’s rooted in such reality, that when he asks you to suspend your disbelief it’s so much harder.
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