I have a new film review up at Green Spot Blue. This time it is for The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.
Here is a snippet from the beginning of the review:
The Dark Knight Rises is not for the faint of heart.
It is cruel, it is relentless, and it is harsh. The harshness of the film seems to seep into every scene of the film.
The camera angles are tight, making you feel like you are always in a close and cramped space; the music is aggressive, driving and primal (I can’t imagine anyone listening to this music for pleasure); and there are very few light moments in the entire film. Even the interactions between Batman and Alfred are terse (and usually their relationship was the sunnier moments in the early films).
My first reaction upon leaving the theater is that I am surprised that this is only PG-13, seriously who was bribed to keep this at PG-13? Did the production company really think kids would want to buy toys after watching this film? That is a pipedream, in my opinion. In any other decade it would have probably been R. There is a lot of death, destruction and outright viciousness in this film. I can’t even imagine letting my son (who loves Batman) see this until he is at least 14, maybe 15 or 16. This is a Gotham City without hope and without Batman; a peaceful world created out of a lie, a timebomb.
You can read the rest of my the review here at Green Spot Blue.