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.