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Review of the Dark Knight Trilogy

This past weekend, the finale to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise screened around the world. Three movies from one of today’s best directors; and to top it off the movies were about a superhero. Join me as a review not only the finale, Dark Knight Rises, but also the first two movies, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. If you want to read the review for just the third film then you should check out Ricky’s The Dark Knight Review. Hit the jump to see what I thought of this trilogy.

It should go without saying, but SPOILERS for all three of the Nolan Batman movies.

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The Dark Knight Rises Review

What You Need to Know:

Christopher Nolan wraps up his Dark Knight trilogy with a bang. Christian Bale returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, aka the Batman. He’s joined by returning cast members Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The incredible Tom Hardy joins the cast as the brutal Bane, along with Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, and Joseph Gordon Levitt as Officer John Blake.

Eight years following the events of The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne has shut himself away into the newly rebuilt Wayne Manor. The Batman has gone missing since the Joker’s assault on Gotham and the tragic loss of Harvey Dent, Gotham’s White Knight. The violent and intellectual Bane has a plan to take down Wayne and all of Gotham.

Warning: While I try to avoid spoilers in my reviews, I will be spoiling portions of the first act. Hit the jump to read on. If you want to read what I thought and avoid spoilers, scroll past the “What I Thought” section and read “In Summary”.

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