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Dark Knight Rises Non-Spoiler Review (updated)

So when the huge brawl occurs at the end, I was truly hoping for the music to change to "NananananaBAM!nanananananaSHOCK!nananananananaPOW!nanananananaBatman!~~~~~"

Admit it, that would have been awesome. (Or I've been watching too many Friday movies)

Well, I started with an exposition of how the film starts and realized in order to do that, I would tell the entire first act. There is a lot going on in this film. So, like Prometheus, I am only going to give my immediate thoughts.

Acting was solid but nothing to rave about. Tom Hardy was a great villain and the Bane character was a perfect rival for the Batman, but with the mask over his face and voice altered, it hard to get a real performance out of it. Best performance in this film goes to Micheal Cain but sadly is not in much of the movie.

Sound was LOUD and made it hard to understand what everyone was saying and that is not good when you have both rasp voice Batman and microphone echo voice of Bane(they did raise Bane's audio more and it sounds like he is talking through a speaker).

Characters as presented in this universe was great and appropriate. I have no complaints in how they handled everyone.

Action was great but sadly not as epic as seeing a semi trailer flip in the middle of the street or anything to put you on the edge of your seat like the second film.

This movie is Loooooooong. I do not mind long films and honestly think it needed to be longer. Again, a lot of stuff is going on in this film.

What a tweest! There are some good ones in this film. I am sure hard-core fans will pick up on some. There are some great subtle inclusions in the movie and a couple cameos that will make the fans squee within themselves if they are not already shouting and pointing at the screen.

I highly recommend this film. It is the kind of movie you want to see on a big screen.

Its cons are that you will be straining at times to understand what everyone is saying, and that there is a lot of things happening in too short amount of time, even though that time is nearly 2.75 hours long(no joke), and I think it fell short of the second film and the outstanding performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker.

Pros are that it is a very solid ending to the Nolan directed Batman films. Its well written and directed, with never a dull moment with a good number of surprises and twists given with solid acting and action all around.

"I give it 4 out of 5 **** (The Dark Knight I gave 4.5)" *
(note: I saw the 3:30am showing and been driving about doing errands as soon as I left the theater so have not had much time to fully think over it.)

*I have had more time to think it over now after having slept and decided to lower the rating to a 3.5. If you have question about this change, please feel free to ask*-07/22/12

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Yeah yeah yeah.

That was the first thing I heard upon turning on the radio to my car after seeing the film. Having worked for a number of movie theaters (including managing) and actually having to deal with fights and shootings and stabbings outside in the parking lot, one of my worst fears was a gun being fired within a crowded auditorium while a movie was playing. And what that bastard did was far, far worse than even that.

That should say how I feel about it and is all I will say about the subject.
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