“The Dark Knight Rises” — A Reaction in Pictures *Spoiler Free*

(Update: We’re not going to discuss how a second viewing when not sleep deprived can affect your perception of
The Dark Knight Rises. But I did, and do, really enjoy this movie, despite its many faults. So yeah.)

Q: Why do we fall, Bruce?

A: SO WE CAN MAKE KICKBUTT MOVIES!!!!

I went to see The Dark Knight Rises for the midnight screening last night, and I cannot begin to tell you in words how much I loved it. So, because of the obvious deficiency of my brain (it’s still a little bit numb from the amazingness that was the second half of the movie — the first half was sort of slow), here’s my reaction in pictures instead:

At one point towards the end, I literally jumped up and started crying, because I was just so happy.  My brother can attest to this.

This movie made me smile like a five year old on Christmas for so much of it, it was crazy… Because although it was definitely predictable, and there weren’t any real surprises to the plot for me, it was one of the few movies that made me happy that I predicted it; it was like Christopher Nolan was in my head, putting exactly what I wanted on screen.

Now, I don’t want to put any spoilers on here, since I know a lot of people haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises yet, but let me just say: It is amazing. Undoubtedly one of the best films of the year, and I can’t wait to see it again. Every part of the production was flawless, from the acting to the script to all the tech stuff. (Update: Okay, so not “flawless,” because there are actually definitely a lot of contrived sequences that I didn’t notice in my sleep deprived state, but ya know. Still pretty good.) (Update: Okay so there’s a lot of this movie that pretty much sucks, but I mean, still enjoyable.) It looked and felt beautiful. The beginning was definitely slower than I would have liked, but it would have been difficult to cut it down at all, because everything in it was necessary in order to make the second half the fantastic conclusion that it was.

4.3 out of 5 stars, and worth all the hype. An indescribably awesome ending to an awesome trilogy. 🙂

~Julia

My prayers and condolences go out to those affected by the shooting in Colorado.

I am so sorry.

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3 thoughts on ““The Dark Knight Rises” — A Reaction in Pictures *Spoiler Free*

  1. Gosh, he actually calls himself the Joker? He so isn’t cool enough for that… seriously, the whole thing’s so messed up. Sad.
    I’m glad you liked the movie, though. I’ve gotta go see it as part of my superhero movie catch up this summer. The picture thing was nice. =)

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    • It just… it’s terrifying. What the guy did is terrifying. It’s something out of a nightmare.

      Like I told my aunt today, you have to be a really level-headed person to watch these Batman movies. You get someone who’s mentally unstable in there, and it’s just going to throw him even more off-balance. The shooter identified himself to the police as being “The Joker.” That’s the scariest part of it all, for me — that he was affected that way by these movies that I love. It’s like he’s staging his own real life version of them, and it’s scary.

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