I’m kinda flashing back to summer 2009 here. Iron Man vs The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight won both critically and financially. Me, I liked both but at the end of the day The Dark Knight was depressing and Iron Man was fun as hell.
Don’t get me wrong, The Dark Knight Rises is a good movie and I suggest everyone see it. I' don’t want to go into details cause you know, spoilers, but it’s a dark movie. A few month from now though when it’s out on Blu-ray and I’m bored looking at my shelf for a movie to watch, I’m probably going to chuckle and pop in ‘Puny god! Puny god!’ instead of ‘Ow my back! Get a chiropractor.’
4 out of 5 Stars
Loses a half point for one big plot element I hated, highlight to read:
Bruce hasn’t been Batman for going on eight years since The Dark Knight. He’s shown to be a depressed recluse who’s physically crippled from his adventures as Batman. Why? I can understand him being depressed and out of shape, but crippled? Granted crime fighting is physically draining, but he didn’t really do it that long. The Dark Knight indicated Batman had been around for a bout a year. Professional athletes barring major injury are good for 10-15 years or so. Batman certainly had no problem running from the cops at the end of The Dark Knight. Eight years later he needs a cane to walk across this bedroom. Later he goes toe-to-toe against Bane. It’s a stupid, unnecessary plot point that makes no sense.
Also, Catwoman wearing high heels in her burglar outfight is stupid. She’s supposed to fight in that? Course Black Widow wore high heeled combat boots… WTF