Now bringing those things up doesn't spoil anything, those were just my main concerns. Yes, I did just spoil the Dark Knight, but I don't feel bad about that one at all. It's been four years since it came out. So how did things turn out? Well to be completely honest, I don't feel I can say a whole lot. This movie is one that you have to just watch. It becomes more epic when you have the element of surprise to go along with everything. But since I can't just end the review like that I will make an attempt to say what I have to say without spoiling anything while being as vague as possible. But I will leave you the option of stopping right now. If I accidentally say something that you don't think I should've said, it is not my fault anymore. You were warned and advised to not continue.
Now with my concerns out of the way, time to look at other things. First off, Bane. So totally awesome. After Tom Hardy's performance in Inception and Warrior, I was a huge fan of him and once again he strikes gold. After such a good performance by Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight, it is hard to imagine that anything Nolan tries would live up to that, but Bane surprisingly does. He is sick and ridiculous in a super awesome way. Bane in the comics is certainly much different than Joker. Joker is a thug who is almost a mafia leader type. Bane is a brutal, strong, and very evil character that gives Batman more trouble than almost any other villain in the comics. Sadly Bane has never been portrayed well on the big screens and thus only the comic book fans would know about him, but in this movie his crazy awesome comic book character is finally given justice on the big screen. And the cool thing about Tom Hardy portraying him is that it doesn't even look or sound like Tom Hardy at all, which means we give Hardy some major props for being a versatile actor. Now other good things about the movie, the whole cast is great, as you would expect from such a star studded lineup. I mean, when your cast includes Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Liam Neesen, and Cillian Murphey in addition to others it's hard to go wrong. Thematically the movie was genius. There are a lot of different themes that are included in this trilogy and this third installment does a great job of tying it all together. Going along with that, musical themes from all movies in the trilogy are used and that it great.
Overall, this is a great movie. A must see. I didn't enjoy it as much as the Avengers, but it was certainly close and was in my opinion the best movie of the trilogy. Now that this trilogy has been complete I can easily put it in the top 5 trilogies of all time and even possibly third best behind Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Individually, I give The Dark Knight Rises a 9 out of 10.