Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises… because of Nolan

 For second time in a row, Dark Knight gave so much impact in me that I couldn’t sleep even I watched it late at night.  It is different from other Batman movies specifically those that top billed by Michael Keaton and reprised by handsome debonair George Clooney. And  especially The Dark Knight Rises, I don’t think it’s all about the special effects, incredible props, and powerhouse cast…

  • It is how it presented to audience. Kudos to director Christopher Nolan who is also the man behind Dark Knight (2008) and Inception (starring Leonardo DiCaprio). The phasing, editing, and script were flawless. You will not get lost even there are backgrounder and backstories (of course, let’s excuse those things that you need to know from previews sequels.) He definitely mastered the approach of suspension-of-disbelief .
  • It is how it established the characters – this is one thing that many filmmakers, scriptwriters and directors should learn. Sure I know who are Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada and Love & Other Drugs), Marion Cotillard (Nine & Inception), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black in Harry Potter), Morgan Freeman (the god in Bruce Almighty & The Sum of All Fears), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer & Inception) and Christian Bale. But I don’t care who they are in real life, I’m focused in who they are in the big screen. Their characters are so intense and you know where they are coming from and what they are aiming for. Of course, Bane (played by Tom Hardy) and the so caring Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine) are also fantastic. Guess who ‘s the next big thing they're building up?
  • It is how it described the real Batman; the human hero - Ah forget those heroes who have special powers from outer space and injections from the laboratory.  Bruce Wane (Bale) is like every human we know ( except from his marvellous suit, firearms and vehicles).  He has ego, weakness, dreams and fall. Just don’t fall for the wrong person when you are in vain. Hehehe!
  • It is how it showcased the talent not the popularity of Hathaway, Cotillard and Gordon-Levitt. Part of every movie is to promote it through publicity. You get big stars and give hype to what they going to do in the film for box office success. Good thing that’s not what happen in Dark Knight Rises. You see Selina Kyle, Miranda Tate, and John Blake in the bodies of Hathaway, Cotillard, and Gordon Levitt because they are good in playing their roles

  • But… I don’t recommend Dark Knight Rises for young audience like me. The violence and drama in the movie were so heavy and not easy to explain for preteens and below.
  • Don’t watch it if you are dreaming the usual the- knight-in-shining-armour prince charming. Batman is too mature for that. Hehehe!  Although there’s cheesy part here (only one) when Catwoman kissed Batman, definitely in wrong moment!
       I have favourite quotes when Mr. Wane is in prison (I’ll definitely search that soon). And I think the gist of the word “Rises” is in there.   If I’m not mistaken it something about fear, death and survival- that when you feel and use these things, you can rise up from your own prison or hell.
      Anyway, what triggers a person to do extraordinary stuff is when he feels intense emotions. I believe either extreme anger or  love can change a person.  


  1. Hey great Review. You know what I notice alot now adays alot of films especially action films now always have some type of lovey dovey scene instead of basic action. I am looking forward to seeing this..

    By the way I am your new follower yaya!
    I will take your advice though :-)

    1. Thank you very much ShariGold for your visit and comment. I appreciate it a lot.

      yeah i agree that some action rely on that sort of things, too bad that they a make a movie less palatable. yeah I recommend that you watch this film.



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