Review: Visceral 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is A Cinematic, Cultural & Personal Triumph | The Playlist
In a season filled with big movies that somehow ask even bigger questions, “The Dark Knight Rises” feels like the superego to its competition’s id. An action opus that manages to be both viscerally and intellectually engaging, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated third Batman film comes full circle, examining both the Dark Knight and the society that produced him without sacrificing any of the sweeping thrills for which the series is known. A literate, thoughtful and invigorating finale, “The Dark Knight Rises” delivers everything audiences could ask for and then some, albeit in fewer of the ways than they might expect.
Beat that Mr. Nolan.
Christopher Nolan Talks The Politics & Influences Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' & More From the Film's Press Tour | The Playlist
Before the recession. Before Occupy Wall Street or any of that. Rather than being influenced by that, I was looking to old good books and good movies. Good literature for inspiration... What I always felt like we needed to do in a third film was, for lack of a better term, go there. All of these films have threatened to turn Gotham inside out and to collapse it on itself. None of them have actually achieved that until this film. 'A Tale of Two Cities' was, to me, one of the most harrowing portrait of a relatable, recognizable civilization that completely folded to pieces with the terrors in Paris in France in that period. It's hard to imagine that things can go that badly wrong."Lots of other interesting trivia bits at the link."It's not the same fighting style as the last two, he wanted to go in a whole different direction. Because Bane's his biggest adversary yet, Chris wanted Batman to evolve his fighting style. We've added a bit of Jeet Kun Do, some Silat [an Indonesian martial art], a bit of Thai boxing. Bane's a big brute, and it takes about 15 shots to deliver what he can do in one blow, so Batman had to be less aggressive, more clever. I had to think about how he could be a bit like Muhammad Ali, hit and not get hit. Mike Tyson versus Floyd Mayweather was what I had in mind."
Christian Bale visits Colorado shooting victims | Movie Talk - Yahoo! Movies
Nice gesture. And before anyone accuses this of being a publicity stunt, he showed up in an ambulance with no cameras and asked the hospital people to keep it from the media. He took the time to do something he didn't need to do and put some smiles on faces that needed it.
James Holmes Batman Massacre: First Lawsuit Targets Three Entities, According To TMZ
**** you, *******!Brown escaped unharmed but is claiming extreme trauma and has hired an attorney who is targeting three defendants for negligence: the theater, Holmes' doctors and Warner Bros., the studio behind the "Dark Knight" trilogy.
TMZ says the theater is being targeted for having an emergency door that was neither alarmed or guarded. The attorney is also targeting Holmes' doctors for failing to properly monitor medications he appears to have been on, and also Warner Bros. for the violence shown in film.
"Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today," attorney Donald Karpel told TMZ.