I really had no idea what to expect with this film. I had managed to avoid reading all of the reviews and didn’t want to go in disappointed with this film. As you might remember, this is the film that I chose as the #1 film to see this summer and after seeing it, I sure am glad that I chose this film as my #1. It isn’t good, it’s that great.
Now what is known about this film is that it takes place 8 years after the last film in the series, Gotham is a peace, Harvey Dent is loved as Gotham’s savior and “The Batman” had retired due to no more war. The film introduces you to a man that is pure evil by the name of Bane and you can see that he has a whole new idea for Gotham, but until the end of the film you aren’t really sure what his goal is for Gotham.
You also see that Gordon will soon be forced out of office because, even though he is a war hero, Gotham is no longer at war and when war comes, the hero inside him comes alive. But what really helped the film along was the introduction of the policeman character of John Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Every time he was in the film, he took each character that he interacted with to the next level. You knew that this man was capable of great things but by the time the film ends, it was so obvious that I couldn’t believe that I missed it.
And once again, this film needs to be seen in the IMAX format and when me and the audience say it, we really couldn’t believe how much the screen was just filled with the Batman and the demons that he comes though and in the end he overcomes.
And when Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) comes into the film one is never sure of what her role is and by the end of the film, one still isn’t really sure but she seemed happy with her decision.
All I can say is please see this film more that once just to see if you have really seen all of what this film has to offer.