'The Dark Knight Rises' Earns Raves
Rating Is Now 96% Positive
Published: 07/16/2012, Last Updated: 07/17/2012 01:52am
In his review McCarthy finds that the power in Nolan’s film arises from the fact that "Nolan has thus boldly rooted his film in what are arguably the two big worries of the age, terrorism and economic collapse." Coincidentally Warner Bros. today released an image showing Bane after his takeover of the Gotham Stock Exchange. (Warning to those who wish to avoid spoilers, McCarthy’s review discusses the movie’s plot at length).
David Poland of Movie City News called The Dark Knight Rises, "the best of the Nolan Batman films," and concludes "The Dark Knight Rises is the movie a filmmaker makes after they have earned the freedom to break the mold and to reach for something bigger than the franchise."
Hollywood analysts are expecting The Dark Knight Rises to open bigger than 2008’s The Dark Knight (see "'Dark Knight Rises' Tracking as Monster Hit"), which means that anything less than eclipsing the TDKR’s former record of $158.4 million will be something of disappointment. But with reviews like TDKR is receiving on top of the interest that Warner Bros. has created in the film (and with the hot weather forecast for most of the country), disappointment appears increasingly unlikely.
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