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'The Dark Knight Rises', 2012, cert 12A, dir Christopher Nolan, 2/5

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There’s one event connected to this film that highlights the danger of hype. When a Rotten Tomatoes reviewer gave The Dark Knight Rises a negative review, he received death threats from people who haven’t even seen the film. However, when the reviewer compared Dark Knight Rises to Transformers, I was inclined to agree; not that it’s that bad.

I guess the important question is: is this as good as its predecessor, the now classic Dark Knight? I’m prepared to say no. In fact, I’m not even a big fan of director Christopher Nolan’s second instalment in his Batman trilogy. The only thing I really liked was Heath Ledger’s creepy performance as the Joker, and even the scariness of that has been overrated.

The intensity and the scale of the events in this latest film have been stepped up somehow. The new villain is satisfactorily unnerving and Anne Hathaway surprisingly sizzles as the latest Catwoman. However, all the film seems to offer is intensity. The audience is bombarded with dramatic events that take place and are resolved so fast they have little time to leave much impact.

Like the other Nolan Batman films, Dark Knight Rises attempts to be smarter and darker than the average blockbuster but there are still the old clichés and questionable politics. Although the film looks good and the action is enjoyable, I think too much is trying to be said with an unbelievable set up and story. So unless you’re a comic book fan, don’t believe the hype. 

30 Day Movie Challenge Day 2: Least favourite film- Batman and Robin
There are probably worse films somewhere but seriously this is pure mental torture. I mean come on look at those stupid shiny crotch exposing suits. You can see Robin’s nipple for god’s sake!!!! And George Clooney as the hero and Arnald Schwarzenegger as the villain??? Get real!!! x

30 Day Movie Challenge Day 2: Least favourite film- Batman and Robin

There are probably worse films somewhere but seriously this is pure mental torture. I mean come on look at those stupid shiny crotch exposing suits. You can see Robin’s nipple for god’s sake!!!! And George Clooney as the hero and Arnald Schwarzenegger as the villain??? Get real!!! x

Holy shit the Joker has tatoos???!!???? (I’m starting to look like a mega Batman fan. I’m not really but it’s still kinda cool!!) x

Holy shit the Joker has tatoos???!!???? (I’m starting to look like a mega Batman fan. I’m not really but it’s still kinda cool!!) x

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