Christopher Nolan’s third installment of the Batman saga earns $300 million just 12 days after its release. According to IMDB and E! Online only two films in Hollywood’s history have reached such heights. Appropriately enough, the first film to make such history is The Dark Knight (2008), while the second being The Avengers (2012). The latter of the two remains the third biggest grossing film of all time and personally, I feel lucky to have seen all said films.
With this in mind it is safe to assume people love their heroes and Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) paints the perfect picture as it resurrects Batman, the noblest of all comic book heroes. A figure without radiation exposure or spider bites-just your average rich guy taking a stance for his city. An unbelievable watch from start to finish, The Dark Knight Rises is a smart film that imagines a cleansing revolution, a theme apropos to our present state. Nolan’s tight editing and superb casting create a cinematic experience truly captivating. No one in this film is innocent as corruption and darkness hide in every corner and in every soul; all you have to do is dig deep enough. Bane’s violence persona holds a classy presence on the big screen, while the Cat Woman shows just enough sass to be taken seriously. And of course the Dark Knight rises indeed. It is no wonder Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has found such success and made such history. It is an iconic film about sacrifice, deconstruction and resilience.