Monday, July 23, 2012

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

I watched "The Dark Knight Rises" days ago, so you might be wondering why I decided to write this review so late. Well, to be honest, I was a bit let down by the movie. In fact, I was so let down by it, I thought about changing my blog name to "Perks of Being a Wonder Woman". But that's far too much of a hassle, so I'll just stick to what I've got.

I know a lot of you loved "The Dark Knight Rises". But, being the comic book geek that I am, I just didn't "ooh" or "aah" whenever something happened. I didn't even get shocked by the "twist".

via IMDB

Before heading into the movie house, my overly confident self was 110% sure that 1) Marion Cotillard was going to turn out to be Talia Al'Ghul and 2) Joseph Gordon-Levitt was gonna bust out of his cop suit and turn into Robin. FYI, I used to be in love with Chris O'Donnell and first discovered the distraction known as *ahem* that thing there:

Anyway, I spent 90% of the movie going "He's going to turn into Robin anytime now. Anytime now. Anytiiiiime." Well, I don't want to spoil the movie for those who haven't seen yet, but I'll give the entire thing 3.5 popcorns out of 5. The ending, however, I'd give 500 popcorns out of 5.

Yes, the ending was epic.

Other things that I liked?

Surprisingly, I loved Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. I thought I would hate her coz I don't really like her in any of her movies except the first "Princess Diaries", but she did this role justice. She's no Michelle Pfeiffer, but she was way better than Halle Berry.

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT. No explanation needed there, really. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the new GQ!!! RAWR.

The Alfred scenes. I teared in every single one of them. Sigh.

Other things I didn't like include Tom Hardy's voice when he plays Bane (he sounds like Darth Vader talking through a McDonald's drive-through box); the fact that I only get to see Tom Hardy's good-looking face for about 5 seconds in the entire movie; the fact that I spent 90% of the movie waiting for Robin to appear; the lack of chemistry between the "love teams" in the movie; the fact that, out of all of the "Inception" actors in the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio was the one missing; and the psycho who shot all of those people in the cinema during one of the screenings in Colorado.

Overall, I'm not really sure if I'd watch this movie again. If I did, I'd prolly fast-forward to the end if I could.

Judging by my Twitter timeline, most people loved the movie. Is this merely because you guys are all Bat-fans (thank, JB, for the term! :p) or was I just expecting too much coz of "The Dark Knight"? To be perfectly honest, I'd prefer to re-watch "The Amazing Spider-Man" over this. Or "Magic Mike". Definitely "Magic Mike". :p

Anyway, since I mentioned both Batman and Spider-Man in this post, watch this:


  1. OMG. I cried every Alfred scenes as well! And the ending is indeed epic. It really is the best ending Nolan can give to his Batman Trilogy. Also didn't expected Anne Hathaway to be a good catwoman but she delivered quite well! And I have a huge crush on Tom Hardy in Inception so I am quite disappointed too that we only get to see his face for a few seconds. I'm a batman fan and a Nolan fan too so I would probably give it a higher rating but we have so many similar opinions! :)

  2. I'd fast forward to the end as well. I was afraid to give a negative comment about The Dark Knight Rises because I've heard from so many who were amazed by it. Like, spazzing because of the movie.

    I personally found 3/4 of the movie quite dragging. It only started picking up towards the end. The ending was EPIC. Just WONDERFUL. But, still, I had to wait for 2 hours or so for the movie to start getting good.

    And just like you, if I had to watch a movie again, I'd opt for The Amazing Spiderman over TDKR. But, amen to Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway (one HOT Catwoman right there).

    It feels so good to know I'm not the only one who went crazy over the movie.
    Heidi T.
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  3. Never thought Anne could pull it off as catwoman. Loved her next to Michelle Pfeiffer. And yes, I looooooove Joseph Gordon Levitt. At first I thought we were watching Inception too or Leo will do a cameo haha! :))

  4. I'm not a comic book person, but I see where you're getting at here :) You know how much I loved Anne Hathaway in this one!!! Haha that was probably one of the things I liked about this too. God she could move in that movie. We must watch Magic Mike BTW :) Please. Haha. I want to drool with someone. Otherwise it'll just be me with a bowl of saliva. Hahahaha.

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