THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Makes Another Best Of 2012 Top 10 List
Thsi time it's Time Magazine, who's "worst of 2012" list stirred up a bit of controversy a couple of weeks back. Is this one set to do the same? Chris Nolan's Batman swansong is certainly among some high-brow company anyway. Read on for the top 10 in full..
Time Magazine's decision to name Cloud Atlas the worst movie of 2012 in their last top 10 list was met with a bit of a "WTF" reaction from many people - we are talking about a year in which that Total Recall reboot was released after all!. With their best of list they seem to have played it a bit safer, sticking Michael Haneke's critically acclaimed Amour in the top spot, but they have made room for a CBM too, placing The Dark Knight Rises right in the middle at number 5..
2. Beasts Of The Southern Wild
3. Life Of Pi
4. Anna Karenina
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. Zero Dark Thirty
7. Dark Horse
10. The Invisible War
Nice to see Tim Burton's great return to form in there too. Here is what they had to say about Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie..
Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and an idealistic young cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) must save Gotham from a blight named Bane (Tom Hardy), with occasional help or intrusion from a lovely philanthropist (Marion Cotillard) and the revived Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). All five are orphans in masks; they repress or express their true natures by playing roles. Christopher Nolan’s stupendous climax to his Batman trilogy is a masquerade too. Nolan is pretending to be a director of comic-book entertainment, when he’s really out to excoriate Americans’ greed, laziness and implicit yearning for an omnipotent father figure, whether superhero or demagogue. In a tragic coincidence, another masked man strode into an Aurora, Colo., movie house in a Bane-like gas mask during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises and slaughtered a dozen people. The killer, identified as James Holmes, hadn’t seen the movie, but he underlined its mordant thesis: that in the real America, the creature that emerges from our dreams and into the night sky is as likely to be a madman as a savior."
I'm not sure bringing up the theater massacre was really necessary, but I'll leave that to you guys to discuss. Thoughts on the list as a whole and TDKR's place on it?
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