Christopher Nolan's so-called epic conclusion to his take on the Batman. The Dark Knight Rises is the third part of the trilogy that Nolan began with Batman Begins, which then continued on to The Dark Knight before finally reaching here.
The Dark Knight Rises is a spectacle. It is definitely the biggest of the three pictures in its grandeur. But quality and grandeur has a lot of difference. I haven't seen the IMAX version of the film yet but I can't wait to catch up with that because I'm certain that there is a lot more to the experience than the one I just had.
It would have been a few months since I saw the first few minutes of The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX. The feeling that I had then was something hard to explain. The very same footage when I saw it this time seemed to have a lot lesser impact. And I'm certain that it was not because I had already seen it but because it was not as big as the IMAX experience.
I believe there is almost an hour of IMAX footage in this final film that runs nearly two hours and 40 minutes. I don't wish to write much about this film before I catch up with that version as I feel that this picture is not complete without that bigger experience.
Since I started, let me just add a few things and wrap. The writing of The Dark Knight Rises did not meet my expectations. It isn't pathetic but at times it almost reaches that level. The plot of David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan seemed to be such a cliche. Atom bomb, Nuclear shit! Come on guys, give me a break! The screenplay was talking too much but the visuals kept things intact for most of the time. Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan's writing hits its unimaginative peak towards the middle of the second hour. From then on, things seem so lifeless. There was a disturbing predictability to the way things shaped in front. Be it the dialogues or the sequences.
But just before the film ends, maybe the last three to five minutes, Chris did manage to give a little share of hope on the rest of the tale of Batman that might never be told. And he tells that with a share of Inception touch as well.
Christopher Nolan seems to be getting a little predictable I guess. Even as I say that, I still wonder what he would be coming up with next. I don't care what that is going to be 'cause I'm definitely checking it out!
Also, I would like to mention that Hans Zimmer is of a great strength to the narration of Nolan as the music, though repetitive in nature, does manage to bring a great deal of impact to the grandly visualized proceedings.