Yeah, I know I’m a little late gettin’ around to it, but I figure I’ll throw in my two and a half cents about “The Dark Knight Rises”. First, I have to say that I went into the theater with the sense that I would not be disappointed with this final installment of the Nolan trilogy. I just had a feeling that things from TDK that left me so depressed (for lack of a better word) would somehow be righted. I was not wrong…for the most part. I think that there were a lot of things that were right on the money here. Though I might have gone another way in some aspects, I believe that there were a lot of visions in TDKR that we saw in “Batman Begins”. I’m not sure if those bits were because of more writing contributions by David Goyer or if it was just a conscious decision from the whole creative team to give the movie that feeling. Aside from the obvious connection to BB (I won’t spoil it for the two people who haven’t seen the flick) there was the same kind of energy that was not (in my opinion) present in TDK. It’s kinda hard to talk about my favorite points of the movie without giving away plot. The same goes for the parts that I wasn’t so jazzed about, but I can say that I think the movie was worth the admission price and I’ll be glad to add “The Dark Knight Rises” to my Bat-collection.
That being said…I’m ready for the next vision of The Batman to fill us with delight. I am almost positive that Nolan will still have his hands in the production or executive production of the next concept, but I hope that the next creative team gives us the Batman that gives as good as he gets. I’m talking about the guy that can go head to head with a “Super” human and come away with his head up. That’s the guy I wanna see next. After all, next summer we get to “believe a man can fly” again. We should be getting ready for a Batman that can help save a planet from other worldly foes. That only seems fair. If I wanna see a realistic super hero, I’ll watch a Norris movie ;-))
As far as “Man of Steel” goes, I like what I’ve seen so far. I think that the Jor El and Jonathan Kent teasers were brilliant. Was it me, or did anyone else get the same visual vibe from those trailers as from the first “Batman Begins” teaser? Weird…yet hopeful! Let’s all hope that we will see stuff that we have never seen but have always been waiting for. Horns Up!