The highly anticipated last chapter of Christopher Noland’s Dark Knight trilogy finally arrived. This very dark film starts out rather slowly, it also has too many characters.
Batman (Christian Bale) has secluded himself in the Wayne mansion for 8 years, after he was accused of killing Harvey Dent, Gotham city’s D. A. He is haggered looking, very weak, and walking with a cane. No amount of talking from his beloved butler Alfred, (Michael Caine) can help bring Batman back into action.
When a gang of thugs, on motorcycles rob and destroy the Stock Exchange in Gotham City, taking hostages, the thugs are surprised, as well as we, to see Batman in their pursuit.
At a charity masked ball, Bruce notices Selina Keyes (Anne Hathaway) wearing a pearl necklace, and asks her to dance. Earlier, Selina posed as a server, she picked Bruce’s safe, stole his fingerprints, along with his mother’s pearls. Selina whispers in Bruce’s ear, “There is a storm coming” The storm she was referring to is Bane (Tom Hardy) a huge hulk of a man wearing a mask which covered his nose and mouth, which also made it difficult to hear him.
Long ago, we see in flashbacks, Bane escaped from a deep pit where he was left to die. Now Bane wants to destroy Gotham city with a megaton nuclear device. Lucas Fox (Morgan Freeman) Wayne’s friend and gadget expert, made the prototype before Bane turned it into a bomb. It’s disturbing and difficult to watch as Bane beats Batman to a pulp,
in a brutal fight. To make Bruce Wayne suffer, Bane throws Bruce in the deep pit, the one he grew up in. Had this movie not been so long, (close to 3 hrs) it would have been a much better film.
There was too much of Bruce Wayne on screen and not enough of Batman. However, Anne
Hathaway out shined everyone with her outstanding, and excellent performance as Cat Woman.
2 popcorn bags