Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thoughts On... The Dark Knight Rises
First off, I hype leading up to the film was huge. EVERYONE loved the first two films of this Batman trilogy and expectations were high for the finale. I didn't catch it on opening weekend, but everyone that I spoke to that did see it said it's just as good as The Dark Knight. Being a fan, I wanted to see it but wanted to avoid anything that would even hint at how the movie plays out. I had a vision of how the film would end. Would Nolan have the stones to kill off Batman? Would he be the one to show Batman vulnerable? To show that he can be broken? Will there be a Robin sighting? Will Batman leave a successor? I wanted to know, and I wanted to know bad! (More on all that near the end of this post)
John Blake. You guys know the name. He is the cop that Joseph Levitt plays. I love the guy. I always thought he was hilarious back in the day when I would watch 3rd Rock from the Sun. He was great in Inception, and now is showing Hollywood what he can do. The story of John Blake has always been an interesting one. When he was first mentioned, I knew there would be more to his character. You don't cast an actor like Levitt and not plan on build. We see his character start off as a "good cop." We see that Commissioner Gordon sees more than just a cop and promotes him to detective. His character then reaches out to Batman, and Batman in turn provides him with "vigilante justice" advise. It was great to see the seeds of something great be planted. I really hope that they move forward with Levitt and create something special.