After defeating the Joker, the city of Gotham returns to peace. But what the people don't know is that they are lauding the wrong hero; Harvey Dent was, in fact, the ludicrous Two-Face, while Batman was the real Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), alias Batman, becomes a recluse.
But the evil rises again as Bane (Tom Hardy), arrives to terrorise the city. As the crisis unfolds, Wayne decides to re-don his Batman suit, and protect Gotham.
The plot is mind-blowing. Rises is no ordinary superhero movie, but a film featuring a superhero. The subtext of Bane versus corporate greed is something we can all relate to, and Batman has never been so human before.
New cast members like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway give the film a fresh kick, while the original actors maintain their excellence.
This movie is a challenge, laid by Nolan, to Bruce Wayne: it is time to come to terms with his obsessive reliance on infinite wealth and extravagant gadgets. To be a real Batman, Wayne needs to toughen up, both physically and intellectually, before saving Gotham from Bane's hands.
Please, Nolan, go back on your words and make a fourth movie.
YP Rating: 5/5