The third Batman film by Christopher Nolan is simply… more awesomeness. There’s so much awesomeness that it’s almost 3 hours long and your bladder may not be able to handle it.
Catwoman in this film is badass. Anne Hathaway plays a femme fatale who can handle her own business but at the same time is sometimes conflicted about her choices. She kicks a lot of people in the face and blows stuff up (there is a lot of both in this film). Bane is the central villain and is more of a terrorist/revolutionary/mastermind than a beefy muscle dude. And then the cast of Inception shows up. Marion Cotillard plays Miranda Tate, a rich chick. Bruce Wayne’s butler suggests that he move on from his dead ex-lover and get himself a piece of that billionaire philanthropist booty. (Ok so I’m describing the plot very loosely here.) Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Blake, one of the good guy cops. Here’s a picture of him with a gun making a pouty face.
- Lots of action sequences
- Lots of stuff blowing up
- Crazy plot twists
- Batman gets new toys
- Lots of thematic elements. Is it right to create heroes out of false idols (Harvey Dent)? Does Bruce Wayne need to get out of the house more?
- Lots of eye shadow whenever Batman has his mask on
So go watch it! But go to the bathroom first.