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BrianSez's Review

Created Aug 04, 2012 11:38AM PST • Edited Aug 04, 2012 11:38AM PST

  1. Quality
  2. Really Great 4.5

    What is supposed to be the final act in a trilogy instead feels like a clear opener for more to come! DKR builds upon The Dark Night’s dark side, focusing on complex back-story and comes chock-full of quasi-political statements about society. The build-up to this movie was tremendous, and to be sure it was chock-full of great Bat-style theatrical action that employed really cool gadgets against a formidable bad-guy. However, I found it to be a tad too long, and the complexity behind how and why the bad-boy got to be bad was overdone, and I found myself nostalgic for the good old fashioned motivations of power for the purpose of money themes of Bat-days gone by.

  3. Very Good 3.5

    Christian Bale is a bit too mechanical for my tastes, but it is tolerable when thought of as the strong and silent Batman. Accomplishments alone need to inspire in his case, because the persona didn’t cut it.

    Anne Hathaway, on the other hand, is inspiring as Cat Woman. Slinky, sexy, and tough. Nice job.

    Tom Hardy does a great job as Batman’s nemesis. He totally reminds me of Anthony Hopkins though. I couldn’t shake the comparisons.

    Michael Cane and Morgan Freeman are wonderful supporting cast members in a film like this. They give the crew a solid foundation.

    Joseph Gordon Levitt will make a great Robin, assuming we get more of these films where he gets a chance to step up a bit more.

  4. Male Stars Very Good 3.5
  5. Female Stars Very Good 3.5
  6. Female Costars Very Good 3.5
  7. Male Costars Very Good 3.5
  8. Really Great 4.5

    All in all the film was really well done. My biggest complaints are an overly complex bad-guy story and a film that was too long at nearly 3 hours!

  9. Direction Really Great 4.5
  10. Play Really Great 4.5
  11. Music Really Great 4.5
  12. Visuals Really Great 4.5
  13. Content
  14. Risqué 2.3
  15. Sex Titillating 2.3
  16. Violence Fierce 2.3
  17. Rudeness Salty 2.3
  18. Supernatural 3.9
  19. Circumstantial Supernatural 3.9
  20. Biological Supernatural 3.9
  21. Physical Supernatural 3.9


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Aug 4, 2012 2:05PM

Regarding BrianSez’s Review
Wow. Perfect summary commentary Bri.

Jul 30, 2012 7:40AM

I just saw this yesterday as well. Review forthcoming, but I think I’m going with a Silver as well. I think it came down to being overly-long in some parts. Other than that, it was hard to find fault in a tremendously entertaining movie.

Jul 29, 2012 11:24PM

Regarding Wick’s Review
Thanks man. Means a lot coming from you.