July 20, 2012 3 Comments
In 2005, Christopher Nolan set out to essentially, in the eyes of comic book fans, right the wrongs of the past Batman films of old. The series has strayed away from what is a story about a conflicted individual, a man with a past marred in tragedy, but fuels his resolve to bring into the hearts of those who prey on the fearful. Outlandish sets, over the top villains and bat nipples were the lasting memory of an amazing comic book character who sacrifices himself for the greater good. Batman Begins would be the crowning achievement in comic book history, taking the colorful pages of comics and grounding the hero in a world which seemed all to real. In 2008, The Dark Knight built upon the foundation of the world that Nolan created and elevated to the pinnacle of comic book story telling and film making.
There has never been a more anticipated movie for a trilogy franchise than The Dark Knight Rises. The Magnum Opus to the final story in the Nolan Batman universe. Like all trilogies that come to an end, the story is bigger, the effects are louder, the action is increased and this is an all or nothing gamble to trying to exceed people expectations with the defining film to a story that watches a man overcome fear, rose up from the chaos of a madman and finally persevere through the pain of losing it all.