The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is a superhero film released in 2012. It was directed by Christopher Nolan and was written together with his brother Jonathan Nolan. Also part of the story creation was David. S. Goyer, the story was based on Batman created by Bob Kane. The Dark Knight Rises is a sequel to The Dark Knight released last 2008. Both of the films have been very successful worldwide and it garnered various reviews and criticisms. Present in the movie were stars like Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, the hero of Gotham City and an isolated man; Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth the man who spent his whole life taking care of the Wayne family and especially Bruce; Gary Oldman as James Gordon the Commissioner of Gotham City, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox taking over the bankrupt Bruce Enterprises and at the same time supervising the technology that Batman uses, and Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane who portrayed the scarecrow character in the past films and on this one, he was the judge of the court formed by the lower glasses of Gotham City. Additional characters that were included in The Dark Knight Rises were Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, the cat burglar who affects the life of Bruce Wayne, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate who wants to be a part of Wayne Enterprises and encourages Bruce to go back into the society, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake a regular but smart police officer who will uncover some secrets along the way and Bane played by Tom Hardy who is a mercenary with a dark past designed to destroy Gotham City for a reason that nobody knows.

The plot of The Dark Knight Rises is set eight years after the death of Harvey Dent. The city is now a peaceful place and the organized crime is almost eradicated. However, there are also unexplained things as well. Batman disappeared after that fateful night never to be seen again while Bruce Wayne isolates himself to the society and became a recluse. Feeling guilty because he covered up the crimes of Dent, Commissioner Gordon wrote a resignation speech confessing what really happened, however, he decided not to do it. Later on, Gordon ended up in the sewers while pursing criminals and he fell into the hands of a terrorist called Bane. He escaped and was discovered by John Blake. On the other hand, Bruce Wayne despite being a total recluse, decided to hold a philanthropic party on his house to raise money for charity. There, a burglar called Selina Kyle sneaked into Bruce’s room, took a copy of his fingerprint, and the pearl necklace of his mother. Later on, Selina sold the fingerprint copy to the terrorists and Bane used this to bankrupt the Wayne Enterprises and rob the Gotham Stock Exchange. This then led to the re-appearance of Batman, he confronted Selina about the fingerprint and asked her to lead him to Bane. The cat burglar double crossed Batman and the hero of Gotham City got locked up in a place where only a single kid was able to get out of. While the hero is away, chaos and anarchy ruled over Gotham City. All the prisoners were released and the lower class people held up their own court and passed judgement among the officials of the city and the upper class people. Also, the majority of the police force of the city was trapped underground and had no means of being rescued. The city was a complete disaster, order was nowhere to be found, and even people outside Gotham including the President could not do anything. The city of Gotham was held hostage, nobody could get in or out, and their hero was locked up in a place nobody knows where.

The Dark Knight Rises worked on a budget of $250-300 million and received a box office of $1,080,839,188. Its world premiere was held July 16, 2012, with a running time of 165 minutes, language in English, and countries involving United States and United Kingdom. The Dark Knight Rises was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and some of the people behind this great movie are the following – Hans Zimmer for music; Lee Smith for editing; Wally Pfister for Cinematography; and Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Films, and DC Comics for studios. Producers of the movie were Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan.

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