Batman. The Dark Knight. The protector of Gotham City.
And the reason I will never EVER be able to enjoy another movie as much I enjoyed this one!
(Note: This is a completely spoiler free review, I just need to rant and rave :D)
After breaking our hermit code (to barricade ourselves inside our little house once it hits 6 o’clock :P) and deciding to go to the movies, my boyfriend and I ended up seeing what turned out to be the pure definition of epic, The Dark Knight Rises. Words can honestly not describe how amazing this movie was. For the whole 2 1/2 hours I was on the edge of my seat in suspense, desperately wanting to find out what happens, but at the same time not wanting it to end. It made me gasp in horror, it made me cry, it made me absolutely terrified, and made me want to jump out of my seat and cheer.
I have always loved Batman as a superhero. In fact, I’d probably go as far to say that he is my favourite. He isn’t from another planet like Superman, or obtained his inhumane powers from a freak accident like Spiderman. He is just an ordinary guy (as ordinary as a billionaire can get :P), a normal person, that became a brilliant detective and hero through a whole load of hard work. He saw his parents murdered at the hands of a mugger when he was a child, and was left an orphan. He swore from that moment on to exact vengeance and clean up the city of Gotham. After having a fear of bats, he conquered his phobia, and decided to become fear itself (one of THE coolest concepts of ‘Batman Begins’ :D). Through countless years of vigorous mental and physical training, through intellect, technology and wealth, Batman was not gifted with his amazing powers, he damn well EARNED them.
Throughout the movie Batman never ever loses his admirable determination to save the city that he loves and that most would have abandoned long ago. When he is broken, whether it is physically or mentally he gets right back up again, and no matter how long it takes him, he rebuilds himself from the inside out. When Commissioner Gordon stops him and says ‘I never said thankyou…’, Batman replies with: ‘And you’ll never have to.’ When Catwoman states that he has already given everything he has to save the people of Gotham, Batman simply answers: ‘No I haven’t. Not yet.’Even in the most dire circumstances, Batman is willing to give his life, without any recognition for his sacrifice, to save the city that has hated him to become an icon, a symbol, for those who have lost hope.
Batman Begins was wonderful. The Dark Knight was fantastic. But The Dark Knight Rises was something else all together. While it was the end of the trilogy, it was definitely the best of the three. It was dark, shocking, full of suspense and epic beyond belief. In comparison, I will never be able to watch another movie and whole heartedly say it was amazing. The Dark Knight Rises is, in my eyes, the pinnacle of all movies, and one that I will never tire of watching 🙂
‘Batman is the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we will hunt him….because he can take it. Because he’s not a hero. He’s a single guardian, a watchful protector. The Dark Knight.’