Rating: ★★★★½

As this version of the Batman trilogy saga ends it takes a uniques spin on the Dark Knight legend which also happens to the best of all the Batman films to date. The Dark Knight Rises delivers on all fronts. It ties up loose ends with the League of Shadows, Ra's al Ghul, and Harvey Dent's crimes which if you have not seen the previous movie left Batman as the villain and retired from crime fighting. It introduces Bane, Cat Woman and the child go Ra Al Ghul. The effects were excellent along with the camera work. The story was gripping even in the slow parts . And for the most part that action was more then you expect from a comic movie. I particularly like like how it held true to the previous two movies in the series. All to often the movies take creative licensing and vares off from the original story or character make up. This one did not. So feel comfortable in the thought that the when you go to see this movie and you have followed the series you wont have to rack your brain thinking to yourself. Man what is wrong with these people for changing that or damn did I miss something in the last movie. I think sometimes directors get caught up with the that would be cool factor to change things around that they forget that the audience for the most part hates it. Which usually is a sign that the death bells will soon ring for that particular version of the franchise. Then again this version of Batman took some bold moves from the start of the movie that were different then all the rest of the movies previously done . But hey what can you say they did it right and but like I said they held true to that format.
The one scene I had mixed feelings for was the ending where the film suggest that there will be someone else other then Bruce Wayne playing the Batman part.That is when John Blake a detective who gets close to Brice is told by Bruce that Batman is more then the person inside a suit. Which suggest that anyone could be Batman . Then agin the movie went on to explain that John Blake's real first name was Robin which opens up an interesting avenue for the film makers to take. Hmmmm a Nightwing movie could be an intriguing possibility.
So my take on Batman is this . It is as near perfect as a movie you can get Batman the Dark Knight Rises will not disappoint fans and it will be very entertaining to most of the non fans of the genre because of the share epic feel of the movie. It with out a doubt is a must see movie.

Plot Summery from Wikipedia

Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, Gotham City is in a state of peace. Under powers granted by the Dent Act, Commissioner James Gordon has nearly eradicated violent and organized crime. Gordon feels guilty about the cover-up of Harvey Dent's crimes, but decides that the city is not ready to hear the truth. While following a lead in the abduction of a congressional representative, Gordon's speech falls into the hands of the villain Bane, who discovers the truth about Dent. Gordon is shot in the process of escaping and promotes patrol officer John Blake to detective, allowing Blake to report directly to him.
As Batman has disappeared from Gotham, so too has Bruce Wayne, locking himself inside Wayne Manor. Wayne Enterprises is crumbling after he invested in board member Miranda Tate's clean energy project, designed to harness fusion power, and shut it down after learning that the core could be modified to become a nuclear weapon. Both Blake—who has deduced Batman's identity—and Gordon implore Batman to return. Bane attacks the stock exchange and bankrupts Bruce, forcing him to relinquish control of Wayne Enterprises. Correctly suspecting that his business rival, John Daggett, employed Bane to aid in an aggressive take-over of his company, Wayne entrusts Tate to keep full control out of Daggett's hands. However, Bane has other plans, and kills Daggett to take control of his infrastructure.
Following a trail left by cat burglar Selina Kyle, Batman locates Bane, who says that he took over the League of Shadows following Ra's al Ghul's death. In the following confrontation, Bane physically cripples Batman then places him in a prison from which escape is virtually impossible. The other inmates relate the story of how Ra's al Ghul's child was the only person, through necessity and the sheer force of will, to ever escape the prison. Batman believes that the child grew up to become Bane. Meanwhile, Bane lures most of Gotham's police force underground and sets off explosions across the city, trapping the officers and turning Gotham into an isolated city-state. Any attempt to leave the city will result in the detonation of the Wayne Enterprises fusion core, now converted into a bomb. Bane publicly reveals the cover-up of Dent's death and releases the prisoners in Blackgate Prison. The rich and powerful are forcibly brought before a show trial presided over by Jonathan Crane.
Bruce recovers from his injuries and retrains himself physically. He successfully escapes the penitentiary and returns to Gotham, enlisting Kyle, Blake, Tate, Gordon and Lucius Fox to help liberate the city and stop the fusion bomb. As Batman, he subdues Bane, but Tate intervenes and reveals herself to be Talia al Ghul. It was she who escaped the prison as a child, returning with her father and the League of Shadows to rescue Bane, the one person who aided her in prison. She plans to complete her father's work by destroying Gotham and avenging his death at Wayne's hands. Gordon blocks the bomb's ability to be remotely detonated while Kyle saves Batman by shooting Bane. Batman tries to force Talia to take the bomb to the fusion chamber where it can be stabilized, but she remotely floods the chamber. Talia dies when her truck crashes off the road, confident that the bomb cannot be stopped. Using an aircraft developed by Fox, Batman hauls the bomb beyond the city limits, where it detonates over the ocean and apparently kills him.
Batman is later praised as a hero and Wayne is presumed killed in the riots. After Bruce's funeral, Blake wants to reveal Batman's identity to the world as a tribute to Bruce, but Gordon reminds him that it is best left as a mystery to the uninformed. Gordon later finds that the Bat-Signal has been repaired. The Wayne estate is divided up to cover any debts, with the manor left in the city's possession to become an orphanage and the rest going to Alfred. Fox discovers that Bruce programmed the autopilot on the aircraft six months before he left to face Bane and Talia. Alfred witnesses Wayne and Kyle alive together at a café in Italy, while Blake inherits the Batcave.

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