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The Dark Knight Rises is hitting theaters at Midnight, and it is expected to be one of the biggest movies of the Summer. We attended the premiere last night, and let’s just say, this movie doesn’t disappoint. Like any movie based on a comic book hero, there are lots of fight scenes, a bad guy, and things that blow up. The Dark Knight Rises finds our hero Batman, portrayed by Christian Bale, at war with the super villain Bane, played by Tom Hardy. Bane has come to Gotham City to free the civilians from the strong hold of the rich and powerful. Once again, Bale does an excellent job of playing the brooding and sexy crime fighter. The only thing we couldn’t quite understand is why his voice changes depending on if he is Bruce Wayne, or Batman. It’s kind of hard to understand some of his dialogue. The same goes for the dialogue for Bane, but Hardy did an excellent job with this dark and maniacal role.

The Dark Knight Rises was also jam packed with girl power! Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, the cat burglar, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, a wealthy benefactor, made most of the men in the movie look like boys. Hathaway especially shows what a bad ass she is. She kicked butt, and she did it in 4 inch heels! Both of these ladies show off their strong acting chops, and Hathaway shows off her hour-glass figure.

Gotham City Cop, John Blake, played by Joseph Gordan-Levitt, was an excellent addition to this film. He added very endearing qualities to the movie. There was an internal struggle with his character that played out well during the entirety of the movie. His character gave hope with things seemed at their lowest, and provided someone besides Batman to believe in.

There has been some  buzz about this movie and it’s political statements, and you can definitely find some political commentary if that is what you are looking for However, we won’t get in to all of that .

The Dark Knight Rises was a lot of fun, and did not always go the way it was expected to, which made for a great film. It kept us on the edge of our seats. We give this film 4 out of 5 bows.

Eager fans await the release of “The Dark Knight Rises”

The Dark Knight Rises (164 min.) hits movie theaters at midnight.