The Dark Knight Rises (Movie Review)

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

Ka-Pow! Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated closure to his Batman saga is a great one but personally it wasn’t as mind-blowing for me because I couldn’t help but reference Heath Ledger’s performance in the last movie. The cast does a stellar job here but not one of them could stand up to the The Joker; who is hands down one of the greatest villains to grace the silver screen.

The Dark Knight Rises is still a great watch nevertheless because the events of the movie are pretty epic and it raises a lot of questions about morality & sacrifice. Unlike The Amazing Spider-Man, the latest Batman flick is a thinking man’s superhero movie and a whole lot more realistic in its setting which I didn’t enjoy as much cos’ it kinda depressed me a little.

The entire cast holds their own here. Christian Bale does a decent third outing as Bruce Wayne but I felt that his supporting cast really outshone him throughout most of the movie. Tom Hardy makes for a super-menacing Bane whilst Anne Hathaway really stole the show in exquisite manner as Catwoman. Joseph Gordon-Levitt deserves a special mention too as rookie cop John Blake.

Christopher Nolan has given us a satisfying ending to his trilogy of Batman movies and I’m pretty sure most fans will not be disappointed by this one.

I give The Dark Knight Rises a back-breaking 4.5 out of 5.

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Inception (Movie Review)

Inception

Inception

Inception was as good as the reviews said although I wouldn’t call it my best movie of 2010. I should think that I was impacted by some of the other movies that I’ve caught this year. Christopher Nolan does a great job with this gripping actionesque thriller that does a real mind-job on viewers with its metaphysical concept on what reality is.

Inception is equal parts thriller, action and drama all rolled into one. Leonardo DiCaprio does another bang-up job in the lead role here and the way Nolan ties the tense moments is brilliant just because of the movie’s concept of dreams within dreams. Ellen Page deserves a worthy mention and it’s great seeing Nolan pulling from his regular pool of actors with Ken Watanabe & Michael Caine (in a cameo) on board.

Really good stuff and definitely worth picking up when it comes on Blu-Ray or DVD. In this case I’ll most likely pick it up on DVD cos’ I don’t think it’ll justify a hi-res disc purchase. I give Inception a 4 out of 5.

My 2010 Movie Hit List Pt 2

Aaaah! I’ve finally managed to catch up on some trailers off Apple.com so here’s an addendum to my list of movies that I’m looking forward to this year.

Daybreakers Daybreakers
I never thought I’d wanna watch a movie like this but after checking out the trailer I must say that Ethan Hawke’s latest looks promising. Vampires. Humans. A somewhat post-apocalyptic future where humanity is the last of its kind. It has all the hallmarks of a good exciting big-screen romp. I can’t wait!

View the trailer.

Inception Inception
Batman Begins & The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan returns with this interesting movie that has a premise which I have yet to decipher. The trailer is really cool and piques your curiosity enough to actually wanna watch this one. Oh, the movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio in case you don’t know.

View the trailer.

Iron Man 2 Iron Man 2
What can I say. I loved Robert Downey Jr. in the 1st one and I’m definitely onboard for the 2nd instalment.Jon Favreau definitely gets what Iron Man is all about.  Marvel Studios is doing a bang up job with their franchises and there’s lots to look forward to in the next 2 years with Thor and The Avengers in the pipeline.

View the trailer.

I just caught Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus last night so look out for a review in a bit. I didn’t like the movie but I guess I’ll leave my thoughts for later when I get down to writing my review.

Enjoy the trailers. I certainly did.