One of the best from 2012: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman

Christopher Nolan completes his Batman trilogy the same way he started it; with a powerful, action-packed flick that includes a supporting cast at the top of their game. Although the first half of the movie seemed slow at times, the final hour was perhaps the best 60 minutes of cinema goodness I’ve seen in the past 5 years. I was surprised by how well Anne Hathaway portrayed Catwoman, stealing almost every scene she was in with a devious look, skin-tight suit, or even a high-heel to someone’s throat. But the brilliance of Nolan’s film is how he was able to tie-in his previous Batman works to this masterpiece. And continue to look skyward for the Bat-signal because this was by no means an end to the caped crusader–Nolan very competently and neatly has teed up the next director to continue the Dark Knight series…and that graciousness and foresight might be Nolan’s greatest feat yet. Ka-POW!

Grade: A-

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