The Dark Knight Rises

Christian Bale is the Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

 After eight years, Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) has finally rid Gotham of its criminal element, but he conspired to cover up deceased District Attorney Harvey Dent’s crimes and implicated Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) in his murder. Bruce has spent these years as a recluse at Wayne Manor. Now, Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked mercenary, has come to rid Gotham of the dominance of Wayne Enterprises and replace the city’s new civic order with anarchy.Bane targets a nuclear reactor that F … [Read more...]

“The Dark Knight Rises” and the franchise fades

Warner Bros. 2012

 I had been looking forward to “The Dark Knight Rises” for months. Of all the comic-books-into-movies I like director/writer Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of the DC comic character that first appeared in 1939. The second film of Nolan’s franchise, “The Dark Knight” (2007), is possibly the best sequel ever. It’s mature and deep. I was hoping for another film just as good.Then I woke yesterday morning to the news of the midnight shooting in a theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises … [Read more...]


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