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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark

(This is a repost.)

I’ve just participated in a marathon of The Dark Knight Trilogy spanning a week long and today I finally finished The Dark Knight Rises. It was fun but it was nowhere near as entertaining as either The Dark Knight (which is one of my favorite movies of all time) or even Batman Begins. Why? How could the finale of an incredible superhero trilogy fall just a little flat compared to its predecessors? Today, after watching this film for the fourth time in my life, I think I finally have a definitive answer.

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The Dark Knight Rises is a great superhero movie which is apparent with its 8.4 out of 10 star rating on IMDb but what it lacks that The Dark Knight has in such abundance is an easy-to-follow, simplistic storyline.

The Dark Knight follows the growing madness of The Joker and his schemes which takes Batman on quite an emotional journey. There are stunning plot twists and fantastic character developments that leave the viewer riveted.

The Dark Knight Rises tries to build on The Dark Knight’s perfect storyline with an equally complex one and ends up becoming a movie that’s too morbid for its britches. We get it. Christopher Nolan wanted to end the trilogy with a bang but it’s swallowed up in an overly long film that takes its complexity too seriously, leaving one bored and slightly disinterested. Continue reading ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark

The Five Greatest Trilogies/Quadrilogies, According to IMDb

Movie trilogies. They don’t show up often but when they are done correctly, they can be some of the greatest stories ever told. Here’s a look at, according to IMDb, the five greatest trilogies of all time.

5. The Avengers Quadrilogy

Marvel Studios has had its fair share of enjoyable content but its Avengers movies are some of the best comic book movies ever made.

The Avengers bodes a solid 8/10 stars rating on IMDb and even though it has been pushed out of the Top 250 movies on the site, it still sits as one of the highest-rated comic book films on IMDb.

Avengers: Age of Ultron was garnered a lot less favorable by viewers around the world, dropping to 7.3/10, which is still a pretty good score all things considered.

Avengers: Infinity War, however, has the highest score of the four films with a whopping 8.4/10 rating and I’m not surprised. It has some of the best character interactions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a bunch of delightful action sequences, some hilariously humorous moments, and it’s super emotional. It was this film that made Endgame earn 1.2 billion! dollars in its opening weekend alone, which would thus give it the legs to go on and becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time.

And Avengers: Endgame‘s score is not shabby either with a nice 8.3/10 score on IMDb. It isn’t thought of as highly as the third installment in the Avengers story but it’s still considered to be a worthy ending to an epic moment of storytelling.

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A Movie Ranking: Christian Bale

Christian Bale has become one of my favorite actors over the years clearly because of his role as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. But over the years I’ve seen him in other films and have been more than impressed with his ability to transform into different characters. So, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I wanted to highlight Christian Bale.

7. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Christian Bale and Rohan Chand in Mowgli (2018)

I have tried to watch this movie three times and all three times I have never been able to finish it. So I have this film at the bottom of this list. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Christian Bale

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark

I’ve just participated in a marathon of The Dark Knight Trilogy spanning a week long and today I finally finished The Dark Knight Rises. It was fun but it was nowhere near as entertaining as either The Dark Knight (which is one of my favorite movies of all time) or even Batman Begins. Why? How could the finale of an incredible superhero trilogy fall just a little flat compared to its predecessors? Today, after watching this film for the fourth time in my life, I think I finally have a definitive answer.

batmancoolpic.jpg

The Dark Knight Rises is a great superhero movie which is apparent with its 8.4 out of 10 star rating on IMDb but what it lacks that The Dark Knight has in such abundance is an easy-to-follow, simplistic storyline.

The Dark Knight follows the growing madness of The Joker and his schemes which takes Batman on quite an emotional journey. There are stunning plot twists and fantastic character developments that leave the viewer riveted.

The Dark Knight Rises tries to build on The Dark Knight’s perfect storyline with an equally complex one and ends up becoming a movie that’s too morbid for its britches. We get it. Christopher Nolan wanted to end the trilogy with a bang but it’s swallowed up in an overly long film that takes its complexity too seriously, leaving one bored and slightly disinterested. Continue reading ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark

What’s Your Favorite Christopher Nolan Movie?

As you may know, Christopher Nolan is an incredible filmmaker who doesn’t just make movies that perform well at the box-office. Instead, he makes movies that intend to leave you stunned and truly appreciative of the outstanding work he has just displayed on the big screen. I didn’t know much about Christopher Nolan until I saw Interstellar. After that, I became obsessed with his work. I have watched most of his films and have loved every single one of them. Christopher Nolan still hasn’t won an Oscar but he has been nominated five times for one. And honestly, nearly all the movies he has made deserves an Oscar nod.

For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought it would be perfect to make this amazing director the topic for today. Here’s the list of his best movies. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Christopher Nolan Movie?

My Three Favorite Trilogies

I love movies. I’ve loved movies ever since I was a child. And I love movie franchises. Some of my favorite films are from some awesome movie franchises; Harry PotterStar Wars, Marvel, Jurassic Park, etc. But there’s also something particularly exciting about a movie trilogy and how it tells a cohesive and thrilling story over he course of three films. Most trilogies have maybe one standout film and then the following movies are somewhat horrendous but there are those rare trilogies that present three films that are equally and uniquely incredible. So, here are my three favorite trilogies.

3. The Dark Knight Trilogy

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Before and since The Dark Knight Trilogy there really hasn’t been a superhero film, let alone films, that captured the same dark essence as these movies did. Christopher Nolan’s genius directorial vision turned these films into fantastic displays of movie making with complex stories that really honed in on the darker side of the caped crusader we’ve grown to learn as Batman.

Each film told a solid yet riveting story that focused on a different level of difficulty in Batman’s life. The first movie focused on Bruce Wayne’s evolution into Batman and what it meant to be a hero. The second movie focused on the darker version of what being a hero truly meant and the hardships one must undergo as a beloved figure in Gotham. And the final movie simply focused on Batman’s final step into fully becoming the hero that Gotham deserved, needed, and would always appreciate.

These movies are super awesome and I wish this darker style of superhero storytelling could’ve filtered into the current DCEU films.

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