Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 339

movie: Batman The Dark Knight Rises
starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy
genre: Action
year: 2012
format: DVD

plot: It's 8 years since Batman stopped fighting crime, and now Wayne Enterprises is bankrupt. Meanwhile, Bane; a masked criminal has taken the city hostage forcing Batman to return for one more battle.

This is the conclusion of the story arch of the Dark Knight movies. But with it, we get the introduction of Catwoman and another character; whom I thought would be taking up the role in the coming series - I am hoping there is a  new series-

What you learn about the character of Bane, makes you realize that not everything is as it appears, and that in the end everyone is truly on an even playing field.
And compared to the last movie -The Dark Knight- where the Dent's face was shown in all it's grotesque glory, Bane stays behind his mask and is more subtle.

I have one complaint, the way they designed the voice of Bane was difficult to understand.

what do I think I learned from this film?
This is a story about faith in yourself and what drives us to believe what we believe.  The successes and failures that collect up within us to help form our core values, as well as knowing when to push beyond the limits we've set for ourselves. The place myths have in keeping the fabric of community and society together is truly a thread. 
Where as the first film in the series- Batman Begins- is about facing your fears and letting them go, this was about knowing when your fear is your strength and when it's your weakness.

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