The Dark Knight Rises

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The Dark Knight Rises

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  • View Profile for SazCSazC

    I think The Dark Knight Rises is going to be great, probably even better than The Dark Knight. Im interested to see how they use Bane in the film because out of all the villains from the comics, Bane was the last character, I would of preferred if they used The Joker as he is the best villain. In my opinion Christopher Nolan doesn't know how to make a bad film, so its going to be great either way. Can't believe we have to wait a year though.

    Posted 17:47 | Mon 25th Jul 2011
  • View Profile for goodguy50goodguy50

    gonna be awesome

    Posted 17:58 | Mon 5th Sep 2011
  • View Profile for Ben WhyteBen Whyte

    After four trailers I still don't think Catwoman fits into this at all. Quite concerned Hathaway's going to be the Ringo to the rest of the Beatles. . .

    Posted 16:55 | Wed 20th Jun 2012
  • View Profile for headbangerheadbanger

    My toy batman car has risen again,.. unearthed from the garden,..after being lost for over 30 years,.. I remember I had to eat lots of blackjacks and send off the wrappers to get the car Looking forward to this

    Posted 08:46 | Sat 23rd Jun 2012
  • View Profile for TheAwkwardDancerTheAwkwardDancer

    ERMAHGERD! BERRRTMERRRN!

    Posted 09:54 | Sat 23rd Jun 2012
  • View Profile for DoubleLetterDoubleLetter

    First reviews from America have panned the film. :(

    Posted 12:01 | Tue 17th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for BryceBryce

    I though they were good - no?

    Posted 13:15 | Tue 17th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Eimear LaveryEimear Lavery

    Ah no they were okay! It depends where you look and what type of reviewer you're into. Log on to rottentomatoes and you'll see the general mix. It's a love/hate by the looks of it. I think some people have given bad reviews purely because of the production and the hype. Personally I cannot wait! Feel like my 6-year-old self on Christmas Eve about half an hour before bedtime!!!!

    Posted 14:58 | Tue 17th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Tyler DurdenTyler Durden

    Mike, what's your verdict?

    Posted 14:47 | Wed 18th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for TeeTee

    Right, I'm tempering my expectations as we speak so I can suitably enjoy this on Friday. So jealous you already saw it this morning Mike!

    Posted 15:15 | Wed 18th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Ben WhyteBen Whyte

    I'm sure it's going to be enjoyable, but not nearly as enjoyable as I've found this for the past 5 days - http://e1.ie/64n

    Posted 15:56 | Wed 18th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Tyler DurdenTyler Durden

    "It might also contain the best movie ending in recent memory." --------------------------------------------- Roll on Friday evening, Savoy1.

    Posted 16:04 | Wed 18th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Eimear LaveryEimear Lavery

    I have literally been refreshing this page half the day in part-fear!!! But it's good news!!!! Psyched beyond comparison.com! Only a couple more sleeps and I too will see it!

    Posted 16:20 | Wed 18th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for DoubleLetterDoubleLetter

    Won't be seeing it until Saturday, but work in a cinema and I'm in Friday night - hope no-one ruins it for me!

    Posted 16:39 | Wed 18th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for LauraWLauraW

    Can't wait to see it :D So excited!

    Posted 03:50 | Thu 19th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for ted29ted29

    Panned in the states says DoubleLetter above. I wouldnt call 87% on RT a panning, especially when you consider some critics wont like comic book adaptations anyway and then you'll have the off gobs**te trying to be controversial and make a name for himself. In the hands of the best director working at the moment im pretty sure its going to be epic.

    Posted 13:13 | Thu 19th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for ted29ted29

    Panned in the states says DoubleLetter above. I wouldnt call 87% on RT a panning, especially when you consider some critics wont like comic book adaptations anyway and then you'll have the odd gobs**te trying to be controversial and make a name for himself. In the hands of the best director working at the moment im pretty sure its going to be epic.

    Posted 13:15 | Thu 19th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for CherrySueDointhedoCherrySueDointhedo

    I'm in absolute agreement, Mike (strange, huh?). Several times I struggled to hear Bane and some characters were occasionally walking the line of theatrical farce but petty annoyances were a blip on the radar of a spectacular cinematic offering. Anne Hathaway was almost good enough to be forgiven for One Day. Almost. I spent the last ten minutes of a 7 year movie franchise smiling, that tells me Nolan has done something very, very right.

    Posted 22:57 | Thu 19th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for DoubleLetterDoubleLetter

    Ted29: I said 'First reviews'.I posted that on the 17th. 3 days ago. Obviously more reviews have surfaced since then.

    Posted 07:43 | Fri 20th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for FilmBuff76FilmBuff76

    I give The Dark Knight Rises 5 stars. Absolutely brilliant. Viewed together as a complete trilogy, Nolan has done something truly remarkable here - rescued Batman from the gutter where Joel Schumacher left him dying. Well done to all concerned.

    Posted 20:25 | Fri 20th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for wotanwotan

    "It's extremely dense in plot and hard to follow at points" Really???!!!... Really? Suitable rating though, as it's an insanely enjoyable film. Hated the amount of back story given to the villain during the film, but it all emulsifies at the end to make something great.

    Posted 11:52 | Sat 21st Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Tyler DurdenTyler Durden

    Superb! The word "Epic" does not even come close to describing Dark Knight Rises. Chris Nolan, you are legend.

    Posted 13:08 | Sat 21st Jul 2012
  • View Profile for daviddavid

    great film.special effects are brill

    Posted 18:59 | Sat 21st Jul 2012
  • View Profile for mikecoughlanmikecoughlan

    I thought that is was a great film. The start is really great and the action just keeps rolling on for the whole film. I think it is a bit too long to be honest, but the two hours and forty minutes are full of quality, so it would be an impossible task to pick any scene to leave out.

    Posted 08:25 | Sun 22nd Jul 2012
  • View Profile for CélineCéline

    Absolutely, utterly and totally agree with everything that krumbull wrote. (Except that I didn't pick up on any good one-liners. Picked up on a few bad ones alright...)

    Posted 12:26 | Mon 23rd Jul 2012
  • View Profile for CélineCéline

    Absolutely, utterly and totally agree with everything that krumbull wrote. (Except that I didn't pick up on any good one-liners. Picked up on a few bad ones alright...)

    Posted 12:26 | Mon 23rd Jul 2012
  • View Profile for krumbullkrumbull

    Eh...wow, thanks Celine but looks like my comment was deleted:( Why so serious, Entertainment??

    Posted 19:51 | Mon 23rd Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Michael SheridanMichael Sheridan

    Your comment contained too many spoilers and no spoiler warning, Krumbull. We don't wanna ruin the movie for anyone who hasn't see it

    Posted 00:40 | Tue 24th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Spidey2Spidey2

    Hey I Love comic book movies,Ive been reading Marvel &DC since nappies,Avengers rocked,,Josh Whedon handled multiple characters very well..Chris Nolan did great job introducing Batman in Batman Begins,what worked is is Bruce/Batman was the main character the way it should be,Sorry. But The Dark Knight had some good moments & Heath Ledger was excellent but the film was overlong & boring..The Dark Knight Returns was a mess,story was all over the place & it bored the s**t out of me,,& as much as a fan of Hans Zimmerman I am,his score was played to loud & ruined many speaking moments in the film....I also loved Inception but I hope Nolan doesn't make a 2nd one if this is the lack of story telling he will do with sequels..oh & Catwoman,Christian Bale & Michael Cane had the best moments in the film..Cane deserves an Oscar,very emotional performance from a Legend.....

    Posted 01:40 | Tue 24th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for critical masscritical mass

    So is it just me that was somewhat underwhelmed? Definitely too long. By the time it was over I was glad to get out of the cinema. Before I saw it I thought Anne Hathaway was lousy casting but she was really excellent. Bale, as usual. was his dark, gargle voiced majesty and Mr. Caine was, as we've come to expect, perfect. Bane, we never really got to know. He's just a nasty bad ass with maybe one redeeming feature. (Saving the kid) but very very unpleasant as he should be. So why, oh! why was I just not that impressed. The machines are great, the story aint half bad, all the loose ends are tied up ready for the next trilogy. Looking back on it I find it hard to know why I'm not giving it 5 stars. Just three. I think it might be because I spent a lot of the film just being bored. Maybe I need to up my medication. Or is there anyone else out there of like mind?

    Posted 10:18 | Tue 24th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for Spidey2Spidey2

    At least I'm not the only one that found it boring...

    Posted 11:54 | Tue 24th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for mikemike

    Disappointed to say the least. Too much Catwoman and not enough new Bat-toys.

    Posted 01:57 | Wed 25th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for krumbullkrumbull

    Ok Michael Sheridan, unnerstood:) ..anyway I felt this was the least energetic, creative & suspenseful of the three. Nolan has rescued the Bat from the plastic, talent-void studios and he deserves credit in abundance for that but he really should not be praised as highly as some have for this fairly hum-drum instalment. I honestly wonder if our faith in his ability deliver the type of concentration of palpable tension as evidenced in Ledgers performance in the DK a bit misplaced and hopeful...indeed did he fluke it w Ledger?

    Posted 20:13 | Wed 25th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for str8edge180str8edge180

    very good 2 1/2 hours, then franchise-serving final 15 mins ruins the dramatic peak that Nolan had created. If that final DC Comics wrap up was left on the cutting room floor, this film would have rivalled "The Dark Knight".

    Posted 22:30 | Wed 25th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for sandysandy

    Legends never end... they live forever! The Dark Knight is one such legend that shall be remembered forever.. A masterpiece! Do yourself a favour and watch this unforgettable farewell MoviezAdda

    Posted 06:47 | Thu 26th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for sandysandy

    Legends never end... they live forever! The Dark Knight is one such legend that shall be remembered forever.. A masterpiece! Do yourself a favour and watch this unforgettable farewell http://www.moviezadda.com/movies/movie-news

    Posted 06:48 | Thu 26th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for NoelNoel

    Not a masterpiece, no, but a nice rounding off of a Batman story that reminds one of those great comic-book Batman tales "Batman: Year One", "The Dark Knight Returns", and Alan Moore's untouchable "The Killing Joke". Lots of problems with this third installment, not least (for me, anyway) that every time Bane opened his mouth I was instantly transported to a place I didn't want to go: the land of Sean Connery in "Dragonheart"...but maybe that's just me. Having said that, I really liked Tom Hardy's performance here; in fact, Bale gives his all in this final chapter, Hathaway surprised me by carrying off an iconic role with aplomb (how many of us thought she had her work cut out to even come within purring distance of Michelle Pfeiffer's incarnation?). Going against the grain, I actually believe that Caine was on auto-pilot, and his teary-eyed scenes annoyed me more than anything else. While this film is as all-over-the-place as "The Dark Knight", I think one of its pleasures is in how Nolan cross-cuts between three different threads of the narrative in the final third - almost like a modern distillation of what Griffith did in "Intolerance". In fact, and I'm beginning to ramble here, I know, I would rate "Batman Begins" as the best film in this particular trilogy - the most focused of the three - with the final two sharing all the problems that come with over-ambitious ideas (overlong, too many balls in the air, etc). Also, the ending to "The Dark Night Rises": maybe I've been watching films too long, but the very last scene involving Caine I had pegged from very early on in the film - a bit like the ending of "Inception". Am I wrong in thinking it too neat? Still, a final film of ambition which on the whole delivers immense pleasures.

    Posted 12:11 | Thu 26th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for FlicksFlicks

    Was there anyone else out there who only got one out of every 5 words Bane said? I couldn't hear a f***ing thing. Not helped by the fact that I went to see this in Vue, Liffey Valley were the speaker to the right of the screen was broken and crackled so loudly I thought it was rain on the roof. Whoever had set up the speakers in the cinema knows nothing about sound as the soundtrack was drowning out most of the dialogue anyway. Probably some nerd boy who loves to turn up the bass on his subwoofer when playing his tunes. I hadn't a clue what was going on throughout most of the film. Tried finding a manager amongst all the 12 year olds working but no luck. Wrote them an e-mail but am still waiting on a reply. On a good note... I thought Michael Cain was incredible. I think this is the best I have ever seen him. Even better than Alfie or the Cider House Rules. He rocks! Joseph Gordon Levitt was a pleasant surprise also. Thought catwoman's inclusion was a total waste of time.

    Posted 14:11 | Thu 26th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for peter.2peter.2

    i injoyed the batman movie o yea i tought bane was hard to hear all right

    Posted 17:41 | Thu 26th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for MickydrippinMickydrippin

    Best thing about movie makers who suffer from an ever expanding external locus of control and with a hunger to be admired is that we, the movie goers, get to be thrilled by their offerings at the cinema. The Nolan touch however lacks attention to detail. He has a talent for building up to a scene that anyone would be forgiven for believing they are about to watch some amazing action sequences. He delivers patch work. Cut. Patch. Cut. Patch and so on. Why does Batman jump off his very nice bike and aim a very fancy looking weapon at one of the baddies and nothing actually happens?? Nolan does that all the time and 2008 Dark Knight was full of that. Cinema seats for that movie I believe were filled because of Heath Ledger's untimely passing. Brilliant performance. But I just didn’t get the movie the way the rest of the world did. Dark Knight Rises gives lots of budget and it’s big. Michael Caine, an actor I love, but this time he was annoying. The last part of the movie, I was expecting to see something big, but as ever, Nolan’s promises don’t deliver. A child with a Solus Light bulb would have done better. Still worth a watch although my bladder didn’t think so.

    Posted 21:04 | Thu 26th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for FilmBuff76FilmBuff76

    I caught most of what Bane said, though he was a bit muffled at times. One critic pointed this out, saying that it could depend on the sound quality of the cinema you go to (in my case, Cineworld).

    Posted 13:17 | Sat 28th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for DoubleLetterDoubleLetter

    @Mickydrippin - When he aims the fancy weapon, nothing happens because the new cop shoots it by accident. pay attention.

    Posted 18:53 | Sat 28th Jul 2012
  • View Profile for MickHMickH

    Am I the only on the who thought it was a big disappointment? Terrible casting for Bane so forgettable and the interplay between Catwoman never moved away from cheesiness. The scrfipt was all over the place, and the shooting of the film was all wrong. Too much light, remember the original comic strip for this idea, everything was dark. I never thought Christopher Nolan of delivering a corporate product that would have shareholders giggling with glee but this crap was just fodder for the popcorn crunchers

    Posted 10:16 | Wed 1st Aug 2012
  • View Profile for MickHMickH

    Am I the only on the who thought it was a big disappointment? Terrible casting for Bane so forgettable and the interplay between Catwoman never moved away from cheesiness. The scrfipt was all over the place, and the shooting of the film was all wrong. Too much light, remember the original comic strip for this idea, everything was dark. I never thought Christopher Nolan of delivering a corporate product that would have shareholders giggling with glee but this crap was just fodder for the popcorn crunchers

    Posted 10:17 | Wed 1st Aug 2012
  • View Profile for MickydrippinMickydrippin

    @DoubleLetter. That's right. Like I said...Nothing Happened. P A Y A T T E N T I O N!!!

    Posted 16:33 | Wed 1st Aug 2012
  • View Profile for Mr.TMr.T

    Michael Caine's character ups and fecks off halfway through this depressing heap of manure. A cunning stunt methinks......

    Posted 14:31 | Mon 6th Aug 2012
  • View Profile for AineAine

    This movie is just epic but bane was kinda hard to understand at times and his got killed so quickly and nobody cared once he was dead!! Also Joseph Gordon-levitt is the perfect robin in my opinion!!

    Posted 23:38 | Fri 24th Aug 2012
  • View Profile for Fiona74Fiona74

    Not worth 4 1/2 stars. Am I the only one who misses reading/writing the viewer reviewers on this site?Simon Connolly and Eoghan Bolger where are you now??? Anyhow I found this film enjoyable enough but for me the story had just too many holes for it to be anything above a 3 star movie. The first of this series was all about Batman, the second about the Joker and this final instalment is sort of like a die hard slash heist movie with Batman popping up every now and then when the guys making this movie suddenly remember it's supposed to be a Batman story. Also why did they bother cast Tom Hardy, between the weird accent he was doing and the mask it could have been anyone playing Bane. Really enjoyed Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-levitt but the nonsensical story annoyed me too much especially the hellish prison that looked like a retirement home and who doesn't take time out for arts and crafts to make a bat signal when a city is about to be blown u? Enjoyable but for my money Batman Begins is the best of three and way better than this one.

    Posted 20:11 | Sat 25th Aug 2012
  • View Profile for Eoghan BolgerEoghan Bolger

    @Fiona: I too am somewhat disappointed with the lack of option to post viewer reviews now I wonder why that feature was removed? http://sabata-kun.deviantart.com/art/Review-The-dark-knight-rises-317055959 Thats my review of the film there if your interested.

    Posted 13:56 | Fri 31st Aug 2012
  • View Profile for Fiona74Fiona74

    @Eoghan thanks enjoyed your review. Yeah I don't know why they removed the viewer reviews, I didn't write that many but I enjoyed writing the few I did and reading other peoples. Also they took the feature away without much warning, here's hoping they'll bring it back soon ; ->

    Posted 13:43 | Mon 3rd Sep 2012
  • View Profile for OdditoriaOdditoria

    It wasn't that great.. Infact, I got quite bored half-way through. Highlight - Bale dropping an American Psycho-esque line, "It's pronounced Ibiza". Lowlight - Most of the movie, especially the scene were he is trying to get out of the prison/ well thing. It felt like it was never going to end. Put it this way, wouldn't watch it again. (And I'm fed up seeing the Scarecrow pop up in all the movies for a few seconds with no real purpose!) Majorly let down...

    Posted 19:14 | Thu 6th Sep 2012

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