04 September, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

It’s time I finally got down to writing something about one of the most anticipated and hence discussed movies of 2012. The Dark Knight Rises, like any good film, has divided the film watching world into two halves. There are those who adore it and those who were disappointed by it. There are fans that have seen the film countless times and then there are the people who rate it as the weakest in the trilogy.

All said and done I decided to skip reviewing the film early on. There was a part of me that was almost intimidated about writing a review. I felt that everything that needed to be written was already available on the web. The film had been studied under a microscope and while there might be loopholes and timeline issues or the discussion about a knife being able to go through the bat-suit (I recommend re-watching The Dark Knight to answer that question), for me The Dark Knight Rises was two hours forty minutes of pure entertainment, something we call in India as Paisa Vasool (money’s worth). It concluded the trilogy in the same brilliant manner Batman Begins started it.

So, since I had chickened out of a review, I decided to ask Twitter folk what they thought about the film. Although personally I do not feel there aren’t any SPOILERS in the answers, I would still recommend that if you have not watched the film as yet, please do avoid reading below till the time you have.   

And here we have the answers to the question "What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say The Dark Knight Rises?" in 140 characters or less;

Christian Bale

"NO. I came back to STTOPP YOUU!" (pretty much)

the legacy of Ras Al Ghul

The chess piece being lifted by a balloon..:{)

Not seen it yet and wondering whether I should !

what an amazing story, just wow

the end of an era!

A satisfying conclusion to an epic trilogy. #TDKR

Dracula getting out of his coffin :-) Haven't seen TDKR yet but will do soon.

no spoilers ;)

Batman hanging by his arms in issue 1 of Batman: The Cult.

I can't remember individual images as only read it once but I was also reminded of The Cult after watching#TDKR

First fight between Batman and Bane in the sewer.

Why such strong reactions to it on both sides?


Dey-shey bah-sur-rah :)

Sewer fight. Best fight scene in ages.

please don't make me see it again! Too long and weakest of the trilogy

Unfortunately it's Aurora, Colorado

I really really really want to see it again.

Tom Hardy as Bane

Hans Zimmer is the best!

There you have it folks… a perfectly mixed reaction to a film that has brought about “the end to an era”.



  1. Glad you enjoyed it, Raghav. I think it's entertaining and a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, but it's not without flaws as some die-hard fans seem to suggest. Still, I might try to see it again on the big screen before it's theatrical run is over :)

    1. I loved it and I specially loved how it spans over weeks and months. Thanks

  2. Er... I said that? And I still haven't seen it :-)

    1. Try and catch it in the theater, provided you've seen the previous two. Thanks

  3. I thought it was terrific. Glad you liked it too Raghav!

    1. Thanks... I liked how it was all a bit complex with the timeline etc.