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This week I watched the highly anticipated “Batman the dark night rises” and here is my review  Please don’t read if you have not seen the film, spoiler alert.

I have only one word to describe it, awesome!!!

It is set eight years after the events of “The Dark Knight”, and Gotham City is in a state of peace. Under powers granted by the Dent Act (legislation inspired by the perceived heroism of the late Harvey Dent), Commissioner James Gordon and the Gotham City Police Department have nearly eradicated violent and organized crime. Gordon feels guilty about the cover-up of Harvey Dent’s crimes, but decides that the city is not ready to hear the truth. While following a lead in the abduction of a congressional representative, Gordon’s speech falls into the hands of the villain Bane, who discovers the truth about Dent. Gordon is shot in the process of escaping and promotes patrol officer John Blake to detective, allowing Blake to report directly to him in the hospital.

As Batman has disappeared from Gotham, so too has Bruce Wayne, locking himself inside Wayne Manor. Wayne Enterprises is crumbling after he invested in board member Miranda Tate’s clean energy project, designed to harness fusion power, and shut it down after learning that the core could be modified to become a nuclear weapon. Both Blake, who has deduced Batman’s identity, and Gordon implore Batman to return. Bane attacks the stock exchange and bankrupts Bruce, forcing him to relinquish control of Wayne Enterprises. Correctly suspecting that his business rival, John Daggett, employed Bane to aid in this aggressive takeover of his company, Bruce entrusts Tate to keep full control out of Daggett’s hands. However, Bane has other plans, and kills Daggett to take control of his construction empire.

Batman comes out of retirement. Following a trail left by cat burglar Selina Kyle, Batman locates Bane, who says that he took over the League of Shadows following Ra’s al Ghul’s death. In the following battle, Bane destroys Batman, breaks his back and places him in a foreign prison from which escape is virtually impossible. The other inmates relate the story of how Ra’s al Ghul’s child was the only person, through necessity and the sheer force of will, to ever escape the prison. Batman believes that the child grew up to become Bane.  Whilst imprisoned batman regains his health, belief in himself, strength and escapes.  I wont say much more about what happens next as it might spoil it for you.  But what follows is the typical action packed story of good vs evil with an explosive finale. The twist near the end is really good but I sort of guessed mid way through the film. Again I wont  reveal it.

I really liked this film and thought the ending tied off the dark night series nicely.  The effects are awesome. I was totally blown away.  It was dark and gritty. Sad and funny in places. And Bane, in my opinion, is utterly brilliant. Tom Hardy portrays Bane just how I would imagine him.  Pure dark, evil and dam scary.

Also I have to say Anne Hathaway is a sensation and scene steeling as Selina Kyle (cat woman).  And I’m not just saying that because of the sexy skin tight catsuit :).

So yes, well worth a watch.  But one warning for those with weak bladders, it is a fairly long film at nearly 2hrs 40 mins, but worth it.

What did you think?

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