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Movie review: The Dark Knight Rises

Published 10:00am Sunday, July 29, 2012

“The Dark Knight Rises”

5 out of 5 stars

Rated: PG-13

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

All great trilogies come to an end, and “The Dark Knight” series will go down in history as one of the greatest. Director Christopher Nolan wraps-up with another classic masterpiece, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

From the opening scene to the final minute of the movie, your eyes will be fused to the screen. What makes this film so perfect? The answer is simply everything. The acting, the music, the directing, the visuals — all perfect.

One of the greatest surprises was Anne Hathaway playing Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. She was my biggest fear of the movie. From her previous roles in her movies, I had no faith in her taking on a role this big, but some how she did it. Also the villian (Bane) played by Tom Hardy, was outstanding.

Hans Zimmer returns once again with an amazing score. In all of Nolan’s “Batman” movies, the music just gives you goosebumps, and it doesn’t fail this time.

One of the audiences’ biggest complaints was there was not enough Batman. They were building the story. There is not as much action in this one as there was in “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” but it was a perfect amount of action while they were building the story.

The movie has a perfect mixture of everything there should be in a movie. Take the kids; take the family; this movie is one you do not want to miss. “Dark Knight Rises” is not the best of the three, but still a true piece of art.

My heart goes out to the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting. It’s sad when going to a movie theater can turn into something so deadly. Best wishes to all the families and victims who had to go through this horrible tragedy.

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