Fans continue their feverish search for “Dark Knight Rises” spoilers ahead of the Friday opening of the latest Batman movie. With reviews of the movie now hitting the web, one has to wonder if a lot of those spoilers might be revealed, spoiling the fun.
With a new Dark Knight spoiler potentially hitting the internet every time a teaser trailer, featurette video, cast member interview, or other piece of info arrives, so far several reviews have managed to stay “spoiler-free.” Over at the CS Monitor website they’ve compiled several samples from reviews which they label as such. It’s unknown if reading those sites’ full reviews will give more details, but luckily the early reviews have been kind to movie goers.
Of the positive reviews, this one collected from THR stands out for those hoping for the best from this film:
“Big-time Hollywood filmmaking at its most massively accomplished, this last installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy makes everything in the rival Marvel universe look thoroughly silly and childish. Entirely enveloping and at times unnerving in a relevant way one would never have imagined, as a cohesive whole this ranks as the best of Nolan’s trio, even if it lacks Â— how could it not? Â— an element as unique as Heath Ledger’s immortal turn in The Dark Knight. It’s a blockbuster by any standard.”
A review tidbit from Hit Fix may give a major spoiler though, so turn away now if you’d like to stop from thinking about how the movie ends:
“I found the final movement of the film, a good thirty minutes or so, almost unbearably emotional, and I think it may be the best stretch in any of the films. There are some logic issues I have with parts of the film, and we’ll get into those in the “Second Look,” but there is a clean, uncompromised emotional arc that steamrolls those problems for me, and I think the film more than fulfills the promise made by the first two films.”
It should be noted that at least one other review has said this movie is not good as its predecessor, “The Dark Knight,” which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger as “The Joker.” Many were predicting that this latest Batman film, the finale of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy would be Oscar-bound, and that’s still a possibility, but critics are saying it does not measure up to the second film.
Ironically, neither have other “trilogy” films like “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” or “Godfather III,” but the masses still turned out to see them, and still watch them to this day. If Nolan can achieve three great films, make it four counting “Inception,” then he’s clearly putting himself head and shoulders above the rest of Hollywood in a class by himself.
Will he eventually reach the levels of other top movie directors? George Lucas has his “Star Wars,” Peter Jackson has his “Lord of the Rings,” and now Nolan has his “Batman.” It’s quite possible he will be talked about in the circles of top directors, all thanks to the success of this rebooted Batman franchise.
Will you be among the first of the millions to see “The Dark Knight Rises” movie in theaters this coming weekend? Are you excited to see how this finale plays out?
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