Review: The Dark Knight Rises
Epic ConclusionI'm just so happy that Nolan's Batman phenomenon exists. It's one of the most perfect trilogies ever written, and that rides off the strength of the characters involved. Not one of the personalities on screen is forgotten, everyone is allowed to show their motivations, weaknesses and aspirations with the tantamount example being Ledger's Joker. Bane could never live up to that psychotic performance but he more than makes up for it here in physical presence and the intimidating belief in his cause. This emotion is what drives the Batman trilogy and makes this epic conclusion so satisfying.
I would give this film a 4.5 mostly due to it just not being quite as good as The Dark Night, but Flicks doesn't let you award half stars so based on the strength of the trilogy overall I'll happily round up to a 5.