Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenplay: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan
Story: Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Modine, Cillian Murphy
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language
Christian Bale is a fine Bruce Wayne and Batman. This may be his toughest job ever to save Gotham City. And that the man behind the batsuit was just a normal human being with flesh and blood, who has his own weaknesses. And Bale captured the strugglings that Wayne facing very well. Anne Hathaway was not only stunningly beautiful and attractive in his sexy catsuit, but she also successfully nailed her role as the slick Selina Kyle, a morally ambiguous character. Her love-and-hate relationship with Bruce Wayne, and their witty dialogues, was a pleasure to watch. Hathaway just rocked as Catwoman. While, even though Bane is definitely no Joker, he is still a great villain, who is a tough and equal match to Batman. Unfortunately, it was not possible for Tom Hardy to show his greatness due to the mask he was wearing the whole movie, that was impossible for us to see his facial expressions. Nevertheless, he played his role well as a terrifying character who spreaded terrors, with his big and muscular body. Hardy was a fine actor though.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt who shone as the young officer John Blake, whose idealism and sharp instincts as a policeman gave him a big role in this movie. His character won the audience's sympathy. Another Inception-alumni, Marion Cotillard has an important role in the story as the businesswoman Miranda Tate, who developed an intimate relationship with Bruce Wayne. She played her character elegantly. As Commissioner Gordon, Gary Oldman also has many screen time, an honest police officer who tiredlessly fighting the crimes. The other high profile senior actors were Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, the loyal caretaker of Bruce Wayne, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, a top executive in the Wayne Enterprises as well as the armorer of Batman. Another interesting performance was coming from Cillian Murphy, who reprised his role as Jonathan Crane or Scarecrow. He stole every scene he was in, with his short appearance as the judge in the punishing courtroom. Liam Nesson also has a cameo appearance as Ra's al Ghul.
The Avengers (2012). Marvel seems to have a more marvelous action sequences than DC. But, who really cares. As a matter of fact, I could not find the amazing storytelling, which The Dark Knight Rises possessed, anywhere in The Avengers. Anyway, Anne Hathaway riding the BatPod with spinning wheels while in-actions was very-very cool.