Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

A few weekends ago, I watched The Dark Knight Rises.  It was epic.  After The Avengers came out earlier this summer, I couldn't wait to compare the two movies.  After watching TDKR, I realized something very important: you can't compare the two.  It's like comparing apples and oranges.  The Avengers is a fun, super-hero action movie whereas the entire Nolan Batman series is primarily a drama which just happens to contain a super-hero and plenty of action.

That being said, I think it changes the way I look at the movie.  Nolan's entire trilogy makes you think, but TDKR does it even better than the others.  It does what art is supposed to do: expand and change the way you look at things.

Without going into spoiler for the 12 people on the planet who have yet to see the film, it was a great ending to the trilogy.  They didn't overdo Batman and tire audiences out (*cough* Spider-man 3 *cough*), and they left it open enough for your imagination to run wild.  Nolan, my proverbial hat is off to you.  You have created a trilogy that can be ranked with LOTR, the original Star Wars, and will be remembered for decades as a highlight in American Cinematography.

I guess I don't have much else to say about it other than this: "If you love me, you'll buy me this for my birthday or Christmas." ;)

Update: I own it now