The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the third and final installment in Nolan's Batman film trilogy, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).
Christopher Nolan's final Batman chapter is exhilarating and superbly acted, but conservatism lies at its heart.
The Dark Knight Rises review
Comic book superheroes and baddies do not explain the attacks of September 11, nor the Wall Street crisis, and despite Nolan's best efforts, Batman's retirement is overdue.
The new movie is all about false gods and heroes, revolting peasants, America since the September 11 attacks and the collapse of the western economies.
Grand, grim and sometimes gruelling, The Dark Knight Rises is a suitably impressive and ambitious conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
Dark Knight Rises review
In a movie of dark tones and shadows, it's the spectacle that will attract many viewers in The Dark Knight Rises.