I guess us old timers just love these Batman movies. Like Bill, today we went and saw the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
It was a good movie, and I would recommend it to anyone, from kids to adults. there were several scenes of killings, but nothing graphic, don't even know if you saw any blood, but there was lots of shootings, fist fights etc, etc. Again, the movie was good, but not 'the best' Batman ever. Christian Bale to me was still no Michael Keaton who was my favorite Batman. He still used that idiotic raspy voice when he was Batman which just drives me crazy.
There are really none of the gimmicks that made other Batman movies so cute. No clever inventions, no Batmanish toys, jsut the Batcycle and some helicopter sort of plane. I don't think there was even a giggle in this movie, it wasn't somber, but there were no laughs either.
For me, the story was pretty simple, but I had a really hard time hearing everything. The villain, Bane spoke with a very heavy accent and I wasn't sure what he was saying. But it really didn't matter. plot wise, who really cares. They take some simple story, like Gotham ready to be blown to bits by an atomic bomb and run with it for 2 1/2 hours.
Speaking of Bane, who was on screen a lot more than Batman, I just never bought into his story. As ar as villains go, he doesn't rate really high. What i mean is like the last movie, when Heath Ledger was on the screen, the movie had a real excitement to it. Not so with this new heavy Bane. Sure he was mean and ornery but the screen just didn't explode when he was on. Jack Nicholson also had that certain something to make you sit up and watch when ever he was on screen as the Joker.
Anyway, the basic story, Batman has been stored away for 7 years, Bruce Wayne is a recluse and then things start to happen to bring both out of retirement. To be honest, Cat woman stole this movie. I loved when she was on screen.
Great supporting cast with an Unnamed appearance by Liam Neeson.
Good fun, but I kind of knew what was to happen at the very end sort of mid way thru the movie with that young cop.
Go see it and enjoy it.