I had a chance to finally take in The Dark Knight Rises this weekend and I really enjoyed the film. It was a good and fitting end to a great trifecta that although (and in my humble opinion) peaked with Heath as the Joker in the second installment still provided a great story and a fun ride for lovers of the Caped Crusader. I’m not going to say I was underwhelmed because I don’t thinks that fair at all it gives a negative connotation to my experience. I just wasn’t super impressed, especially with all the hype and marketing around the farewell piece. It was just good and that’s OK with me.
I enjoyed all the Batman films. I mean off of them. Personally, my favorite Batman was George Clooney. I didn’t enjoy that film the best at all or by any means but I’m a big Clooney fan and I think he nailed the playful, billionaire bachelor side of Bruce Wayne. I liked Chris O’Donnell as Robin and I especially enjoyed the imaginary scene that kept playing in my head of George putting Chris on all fours in the bat cave. That might be another story for another blog though!
I thought Anne Hathaway stole the show a little with her portrayal of the Cat Woman. Watching her in leather and latex is never a bad way to spend an evening or afternoon and a couple of those fight scenes and the kicks she delivered got me a little hot I’m not going to lie. I’d have a threesome with her if I really had to. Also, I loved Jordan Gordon-Levitt. He seems to be aging well and he’s maintaining his boyish good looks, which always does the trick for me. He was hot in the police uniform and he really pulled off the shirt and tie well too. I’d definitely help him experiment a little if he ever was so inclined!
It’s sad this film had to be associated with the nightmare and senseless violence that took place in Colorado the night it opened. I thought it was super classy of Christian Bale to visit survivors in the hospital afterwards. He was under no obligation to do so and I ever heard or read somewhere that the studio was offering or making arrangements to help pay for the funerals of those who were slain. That’s just a kind gesture. When browsing around I also notice that Director/Screenwriter/Producer Christopher Nolan posted a note on the official movie website regarding the shootings and I thought I’d pass that along too.
Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.