Jimmy’s take on The Dark Knight Rises. Enjoy!

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This past weekend was easily one of, if not the biggest opening movie weekend of the year all because of a masked hero who made his debut in the twenty-seventh issue of DC‘s Detective Comics back in 1939. Batman was an instant hit then, and his popularity as a character has continued in the seventy-three years since his debut. Batman was one of the first comic book heroes to find his way to the silver screen as a serial in the early 1940s, he was the star of a terribly campy yet extremely popular TV show in the 1960s, and garnered mainstream critical acclaim in the 1980s and 1990s. But perhaps the peak of Batman’s popularity has come with Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy that began in 2005 with Batman Begins. Its sequel, The Dark Knight, was a massive success both financially and critically, and earned…

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

I was planning to write my own review of The Dark Knight Rises, but I don’t think I can say it any better than Danny Bowes on Tor.com. Check out his blog post here:

Gotham’s Reckoning: A Spoiler-Free Review of The Dark Knight Rises | Tor.com.

I would like to say, though, that I think the Batman character is my favorite comic book turned movie character of all time. He is dark and brooding, handsome and complicated. The Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale franchise I think brought out the best of this character and this world. I’m not sure if this trilogy can be topped, and I hear there’s going to be a reboot in order to prepare for a Justice League movie that will compete with Marvel’s Avengers. Christopher Nolan has done so much with Batman, that I think this is the version of Batman that everyone loves and wants to see, so I think a reboot will have to stand up to a very loyal fan base. We have seen Batman go through some strange and unsuccessful interpretations in the past few years, movie wise, and I would hate to see it happen again post Nolan.

Read more: 3 Things We Have to Accept About Life After Nolan’s Batman | Cracked.com by Daniel O’Brien.

Now, I think I’ll head down to Forbidden Planet and read all the Batmans.