Batman Rises. Dark Night Rises is one of the best action movies ever made.
Batman Rises. I didn’t like a lot the first two chapters of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series. I think batman Begins was a slow film that walked unequal, telling us a brief story plenty of empty spaces. A good film of course, but I don’t think it’s a 5 stars film. The second film, the Dark Night was a very better movie than Batman Begins but, besides the great Joker played by the dead Heath Ledger, it cannot get the intense rhythm of most of the movies by Christopher Nolan like Memento or Inception.
The Dark night Rises hasn’t a great idea like Memento or Inception. We know it’s a great movie made for a large number of spectators- and it means in most of the cases a little stupid film-. The Dark Night Rises is not a stupid film based on a comic and it’s not made thinking of the box office but, of course, it’s a film for the Box Office. The first five minutes of the film is like we could expect, something similar to a James Bond Movie with flights, action and the presentation of the bad role, this time with a mask instead of a horse. We have the plot and we are going to watch and action film, the director and the writers (the own Christopher and his brother) are not going to lie us.
The next minutes are dedicated to the time. How is Batman now? He needs a walking stick and he has lost the eye of the bat. He is alone and he wanted to be alone. We know another character, Cat Woman and we picked up the thread of the narrative again with some characters of the series… But Batman is not Batman for more. He is a tired hero in a tired city (I need to say it: Gotham City is exactly like Manhattan, maybe it’s Gotham City, but I would swear it was Manhattan, sorry). He fights with Bane in the middle of the movie and he is defeated and this is the beginning of the story, an story about the renaissance and the falling.
The Dark night Rises contains some of the best action sequences in the History of Cinema and some takes are simply spectacular. Christian Bale, like always, can take the rhythm to the hero and to the own rhythm of the editing –really great, maybe equal to Inception-. But the most brilliant aspect in the movie is the creation of the anti-hero, Bane in this case, a mix between a beast from Hell and a Che Guevara -sorry for the comparison, it looked funny-. The film contains some kind of political criticism and some kind of philosophical reflexion about the goodness beyond the madness. Batman, The Dark Night, has been accused of assassination and he is now an outlaw. He needs to be a hero again and, in Gotham or Manhattan (as you want), no hero is needed. But people need the madness as need the goodness. There is no existence of goodness without the evilness and that’s the lesson that Bruce Wayne needs to learn.
I really recommend this film. 5 drunken stars from a 5 stars drunkard.