Top tweets from industry stars and insiders on Christopher Nolan's final Batman film. Comic book writer Gail Simone summed it up best, "I can't believe we got The Avengers and TDKR in the same year."

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Running Time: 2 hrs 45 min
Release Date: July 20 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)

The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology.

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OdinsBeard - 7/23/2012, 7:02 AM
Max landis is a prick.
OdinsBeard - 7/23/2012, 7:02 AM
Awesome epic movie!
GoILL - 7/23/2012, 7:04 AM
Still haven't seen this damn film yet.
AstonishingSpiderMan - 7/23/2012, 7:05 AM
movie was okay at best; overrated, obvious plot twist, bane sounded like a combo of shredder and dart vader, wasted potential...and no joker references/arkham asylum
StSharp - 7/23/2012, 7:08 AM
People who keep choosing sides between The Avengers and TDKR are total idiots. Don't be so close minded. I for one loved both for different reasons. They both satisfied me as an audience member and kept me wanting more by the end.

Be real people both those movies were GOOD-ER-THAN-A-BITCH! :D
superotherside - 7/23/2012, 7:11 AM
Cool. Although it seems a lot of people didn't like it. Sad. I think people need to realize this is Nolan's world, it's not like Marvel films, they aren't an adaption to the material to fit on film, they are an adaption to fit into his world.

I personally like his world, I just hope someday we get some Batman films which are closer to the comics.
webheaded - 7/23/2012, 7:12 AM
Agreed. Max Landis is an idiot. If you go into a comic book MOVIE thinking that it's gonna do wonders to your favorite late night snuggie comic book, prepare to be disappointed. Why? Because it's a movie, with its own original screenplay and story, not a page for page cinema adaptation. This is where common sense should come into play.
Fantastic film, by the way. I didn't know I could get so many chill bumps!
Xeriath - 7/23/2012, 7:13 AM
Still haven't seen the movie yet either. To anyone who has seen it in IMAX is it worth the extra money? Because when I see it I plan to go IMAX
StrangeBlackPantherDoctor - 7/23/2012, 7:13 AM
Best CBM year ever. Except for the Shit that was Ghost Rider 2.
Jolt17 - 7/23/2012, 7:15 AM
Alfred is so heartbreaking I nearly cried even only by seeing him. Bane is...pretty damn amazing. (Might be spoilers ahead.) Him crying near the end of his life is a pretty nice touch. The dubbing misses in places, though, but it doesn't matter much.

The ENDING is just WOW. I can't describe it. Really. Seeing Blake, jumping into the cave, the bats "greeting" him, and the Batcave rising with him above it...I don't know. What a thrilling moment.

Hans Zimmer's score plays a big role in the whole movie - although, silence is sometimes golden, too, as it's been proven by the first confrontation between Bane and Batman. Great action scenes also, by the way.

It's just great. Far from perfect, but it's great. I can't make out the comparison with its predecessors yet, though, but a perfect trilogy? Sure.

One thing: John Blake-Grayson sounds better than Robin John Blake. (Or, John Robin Blake?) How it ends with him is still brilliant, though.
StSharp - 7/23/2012, 7:16 AM
@Maximus101 You're my hero! LOL Becase IT IS possible to like Marvel and DC. (Although I like more Marvel characters)
marvel72 - 7/23/2012, 7:16 AM
haven't seen it yet going wednesday afternoon.
jessepostal - 7/23/2012, 7:18 AM
I still am up in the air about it, on one hand it's awesome, the other it's a mess and kind of dumb. Im gonna go see it again tomorrow and maybe get a better view of judgement
GoILL - 7/23/2012, 7:20 AM
@Maximus101 and neumn I think most of us here are fans of both like you I like more Marvel characters but Batman is definitely in my top 3 comic book characters.
dmm5 - 7/23/2012, 7:20 AM
Anyone else think Marion's death was so..... Fake! Haha everyone in the seats were like "Aaaaah...." Great movie film though, perfect trilogy!
Darkknight23 - 7/23/2012, 7:24 AM
Loved it
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 7/23/2012, 7:24 AM
Man [frick] Bendis! [frick]ing hack writer.
StSharp - 7/23/2012, 7:26 AM
@GoILL If that's true then why is there ALWAYS debates about which one was better? lol They were both good! An ye, Batman is one of my tops too!
Interpool3 - 7/23/2012, 7:31 AM
I was extremely disappointed by TDKR. I do want to see it again because I wanted to like this movie so bad. I loved the first 2 Nolan films. I do have one question though. Can someone explain why Bane in this movie is such a threat? He was trained by ra's al ghul the same as Bruce Wayne. So just the fact that he has more muscles makes him this crazy unstoppable force. He is not the Bane from the comics, which is fine, but I feel they never did a great job explaining what made him so powerful. Maybe I missed something, can someone explain it?
GoILL - 7/23/2012, 7:31 AM
@Neumn lol you got me on that.
Jolt17 - 7/23/2012, 7:34 AM
Yes, Talia's death was a bit...lacking, to me. She appeared to just suddenly close her eyes, and die. So...well, lacking.

I'm still (oh, spoilers!) wondering why Juno Temple's character is just "Jen," and not "Holly Robinson," when she clearly is. Then again, though, Nolan apparently prefers to create characters that simply are analogous to the classic ones. I'd still see her as Holly.
Jolt17 - 7/23/2012, 7:36 AM
Hell, there are actually numerous things I'd like to complain about the movie...plot holes, et cetera. But, its amount of greatness just stops me from doing so.
Ranger14 - 7/23/2012, 7:41 AM
"Seeing Blake, jumping into the cave, the bats "greeting" him, and the Batcave rising with him above it...I don't know. What a thrilling moment."

Any reference to JGL potentially being Batman in the future just ruins it for me already. JGL isn't Batman material in my book and to suggest all this franchise was about was Batman fighting a handful of villains at a few different points and being on vacation due to insecurity issues for most of the timeline and now he is hanging up the cape...that just doesn't settle well for me. The franchise is over, so there will be a reboot and no JGL, so that is just the wrong way to go in my opinion. To each their own, but now I am even more skeptical about going to see this.
RamonSuarez - 7/23/2012, 7:44 AM
LOL. I love the more honest tweets from Max Ellis, Ellis Brent Ellison, and Bendis.

1.) Instead of giving us a really interesting interpretation of one or two classic stories like Knightfall or No Man's Land, Nolan gave us a bunch of half-assed stories mixed into one.

2.) This movie has zero chance of winning a best picture nod if what Ellison wrote is true.

3.) Too bad the film did have to compete against the Avengers.
hoodedjester - 7/23/2012, 7:45 AM
saw it - overall it was okay. Best part about it was the first Bane vs. Batman fight. Other than that I thought it was just okay. Cinematography was excellent tho, just not the fitting end I was hoping for.
GoILL - 7/23/2012, 7:48 AM
@RamonSuarez how are the tweets from everyone else less honest than those others that you mentioned?
Masterpace - 7/23/2012, 7:58 AM
@RamonSuarez It's really amazing movie.

as for point 3) it's depends on the person because Avengers for me is 6/10 movie at best.

This Year:
The Dark Knight Rises 10/10
TASM 8/10
Avengers 6/10
GoILL - 7/23/2012, 8:05 AM
@Azazel1 agreed everyone of those tweets is an OPINION on the movie not a FACT, not everyone loves the same thing you will always find people who share your thoughts on something but you will find others who don't as well.
Jolt17 - 7/23/2012, 8:09 AM
Ranger14: To me, seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman would be interesting - yes, he's not a Batman material, but it would simply be interesting - but, that's my opinion, and is not exactly the point. That scene is just great for me since it shows how the whole trilogy emphasizes on Batman as a symbol/legend, and that Blake will continue the legacy in a tale that we will never see. It's not about Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman - as I've never expected to see him fully in the role whatsoever - it's more about the scene alone that's so well done it works pretty perfectly as a close to the trilogy.
It's there, and it's done. Reboot? Yes, go on with it.

I myself want to see a Batman reboot rather than another continuation...although, only AFTER the Justice League movie; if the latter will never happen, then I'm fine with not getting any reboot at all.
Coachella - 7/23/2012, 8:11 AM
Is just me or is it that everytime I'm on a TDKR article RAMON is saying something negative about the film.
RamonSuarez - 7/23/2012, 8:13 AM

They are more honest because their tweets actually dared criticize or reveal less than glowing opinions towards TDKR on the internet. These days you can get a death threat online if you dare speak negative of the film. I bet their Twitter accounts are chock full of buttsore.
Intothepoop - 7/23/2012, 8:14 AM
While TDK was clearly a tighter/probably better movie. TDKR had so many stand up and "[frick] YEAH" moments. Plus when i think about the ending, this is how the end of movie feeling went for me and my friends when the title popped up

TDK: *sit in awe for 5 minutes*
TDKR: *Laugh from joy and applaud*
Intothepoop - 7/23/2012, 8:16 AM
i generally just feel bad for ramonsuarez. He can't not say something.
Alex909 - 7/23/2012, 8:17 AM
The Warner Bros tweet made me laugh out loud. Nice to see them referencing the other big comic book movie of the year. I know it's a small thing but I like it.
JordanKing - 7/23/2012, 8:18 AM
I'm waiting a couple weeks to see this. Going to the US this week, not the most comfortable place to watch it.
ATrueHero1987 - 7/23/2012, 8:21 AM
Hopefully, I will see this tomorrow. If not, then sometime next week.

SN: Did TheWonderer finally get kicked off CBM??
RamonSuarez - 7/23/2012, 8:23 AM


I have ZERO problem writing that TASM wasn't that good.

I've gotten into discussion with Spiderman fans about it.

Even most will admit the origin story was forced and unnecessary, that Dr. Ratha was a waste of a character, that the end part where Spidey needs help from the garters to get to Lizard was dumb, or that the end credits scene was lame.

So why is that Nolanites can't be as reasonable or rational?

StrangerX - 7/23/2012, 8:25 AM
WTF is Bendis Talking about!!

vermillion - 7/23/2012, 8:26 AM
The Dark Knight Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers

All in the same year... So crazy how great all these movies were in different ways.

StrangerX - 7/23/2012, 8:28 AM
The Avengers was a popcorn flick with a plot so [frick]ing obvious my 6 year old nephew figured it out. In the meantime no one knew what was going on with TDKR until reviews started pouring in.

BTW- I loved the movie and will be going to see it again tmrw
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