Movie Review: “The Dark Knight Rises”

Carmen Melendez-Garcia

Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt


Director: Christopher Nolan


Synopsis: Christian Bale stars as both the classic caped crusader and his billionaire alter-ego, Bruce Wayne. In this third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, Bruce Wayne no longer feels that the City of Gotham needs a hero and goes on a secluded hiatus. However, when a new villain, Bane (Tom Hardy), threatens Gotham City, Wayne dons his cape and mask once more.  (Wikipedia Source)



The movie “The Dark Knight Rises”, Christopher Nolan has some known faces but also a few new characters. The director has used actors that had either appeared in previous Batman films on in his blockbuster “Inception”., All of them  were great in their previous roles. When there is trouble in Gotham  City, Bruce Wayne is back in his batmobile and ready to fight crime. Batman has a orphaned cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a seductive cat burglar (Anne Hathaway), and a dangerous masked villain (Tom Hardy).  And all of the actors put in great performances  and are very comfortable with Nolan’s roles. Throughout the movie Nolan did a good job casting. Hathaway especially did a great job bringing out the darker side of Catwoman.


There were times when the movie felt like it just kept lingering, but the action scenes and the intense  dialogue can keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Despite the little shortcomings, “The Dark Knight Rises” is exciting, creative, and dark, and its worth your time. Watch it for the first time, or watch it again.