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by Pietro DiSante,posted Jul 15 2012 7:16AM
The most anticipated movie of the last 4 years is only 5 days away! No, I am not talking about The Watch with Ben Stiller, I mean Director Christopher Nolan's 3rd and final Batman film: The Dark Knight Rises. I thought I would write this blog to catch people up on the first 2 films (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) and give you all the information you need to get ready to RISE this Friday, July 20th. Don't worry about Spoilers about the new film, as I will not post any in this blog. I will say though, Spoilers are a big issue lately. For some reason people on the internet think it is funny to try to ruin movies for people by spoiling the ending. I don't know why.
Okay, lets get back to the Bat-Recap:
Batman Begins is the first of the 3 films in Christopher Nolan's trilogy. It was released in 2005 and dealt with how Bruce Wayne became Batman. A key theme in this trilogy is how Batman could be realistic and happen in real life, so most of the things that happen in the film feel truly possible. Batman is created by Wayne as a symbol to fight injustice in crime-filled Gotham City. He uses a Bat because he feared them as a child and has now overcome that fear. In the movie, Batman takes on villains like Scarecrow and his mentor Rhas Al Ghul. At the end, it seems Gotham City is saved and peaceful, but no one could prepare for the evil that would come next: The Joker.
The Dark Knight is part 2 of Nolan's trilogy (released in 2008) and is considered by many to be the best comic book film of all-time. It's villain, The Joker, portrayed by the late
Heath Ledger, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This time around Batman has to deal with the mob, the Joker, and corruption in the police department. The Joker is the main problem, as he causes trouble everywhere and creates new problems for Batman along the way. District Attorney, Harvey Dent, also plays a large role, showing that there are two sides to him. At the end of the film, Batman takes the blame for what the actual villains did and becomes a fugitive. The Dark Knight Rises will pick up 8 years after the events of The Dark Knight. Gotham City seems to be a safer place and has no need for Batman. Little do they know that a new villain is coming to town. Bane is the first villain we meet who is not only stronger than Batman, but possibly smarter too. Bruce Wayne will again have to put on the Bat-suit and defend his city. This film will also have Selina Kyle in it. She is a "Cat" burglar. Plus many surprises, I am sure, with a running time of 2 hours, 45 minutes. Get your weekend tickets now as they are selling out fast. I also recommend re-watching Batman Begins and The Dark Knight this week, as this third one is supposed to tie them all together. The wait is almost over!
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