As most of you have probably noticed, i haven’t done much full reviews on this blog, mainly because i find them very difficult to write. But i decided for TDKR i would try to crack one out. Hopefully it isn’t too bad
If movie history is anything to go by, making good trilogy enders that don’t disappoint is one of the most difficult things to do(and the track record with superhero trilogys is even worse). From what i’ve seen, with most superhero franchises they try to make the last film as epic as possibly…with often leads to them feeling overstuffed and convoluted(Looking at you X-Men last Stand)
So with that in mind, i can say i came out of TDKR satisfied. Yes Nolan does make sure to leave the trilogy on a epic note, with what i think are the best action scenes out of the whole trilogy. It also has a large amount of characters, which initially had me worried but imo was handled it well enough that it didn’t feel to disconnected for me.But most importantly, it didn’t feel like character development/characterization was sacrificed for the sake of epicness like i did with X-men 3 and SPiderman 3.
Also, the cast here is great. The returning actors Bale,Freeman, and Caine all do great work. And I was one of those people who doubted Hathaway could pull off Catwoman, but here she does it with ease, expressing both her strength and her vulnerability. JGL and Marion do good with what they have,even though there characters are relatively minor. Hardy is also imposing enough as bane, although he was a bit hard to understand at times.
Below is my opinion on the ending.Highlight if you’ve seen it already
I think the ending is real. One reason is the scene where we find out bruce put in the autopilot, and also because Selina is there. Alfrd wasn’t around for any of there romantic build-up, so there is no reason for him to imagine bruce with her.