The Dark Knight Rises is the latest Batman film and is the last film of The Dark Knight trilogy. The 2012 film was directed by Christopher Nolan and was a highly anticipated movie after the previous outing, The Dark Knight. The last film in the trilogy*-, this movie is one of my favourite Batman films of all time.
The film follows Batman against a new enemy, Bane, a masked and powerful man. After Bane arrives in Gotham with a new terrorist plan to destroy the city, Bruce Wayne must come out of retirement in order to save the city despite them turning against him. With the help of cat burglar Selina Kyle and police officer John Blake, Wayne and Batman must rise as the hero as Bane takes the city by ransom. But has Batman finally met his match and will this new challenge break him once and for all?
Tom Hardy had the somewhat unfortunate task of playing Bane. Why unfortunate? Because his face was permanently covered with a weird-looking mask and his voice distorted, so we don’t really get the full picture of him as the actor. He does portray the steely-faced villain extremely well, tending to lack any emotion on most occasions and doing well to work with what he was given.
Anne Hathaway is a great as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. Arguably the best Catwoman there has been, she plays the part with ease. Kicking arse with such ease, humour, sass and sexiness, it’s like she actually IS Catwoman in real life. People shouldn’t consider her to be over-shadowed by previous Catwoman Julie Newmar or Michelle Pfieffer; Hathaway put her own stamp on the role and she shouldn’t be overlooked.
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