in about 100 words or less
US 165m, Colour
Director: Christopher Nolan; Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman
The Dark Knight Rises is a lumbering maudlin affair whose only bright spot is the introduction of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle the cat burglar who helps bring the Bat Man out of retirement. The film’s chief villain, “Bane” – a Mad Max styled meat head with Darth Vader-like respiratory issues is almost as evil as he is annoying. Despite a surprising plot twist which links Bane’s destructive plans for Gotham City to Ra’s al Ghul’s plans from the first film, The Dark Knight has tired like every other sequel to the previous re-imagined Batman films (Klaus Ming August 2012).