Ripped from today’s headlines, see, only reversed: now it’s the police who get mauled and the protesters who do the mauling.
[…] this movie isn’t just ideologically rotten to the core, it’s rotten in the regular way, too. Bad, stupid, lame, embarrassing, and seemingly interminable, full of main characters delivering long-winded speeches explaining their histories from childhood so we’ll be sure to understand their motivations, which are murky and trite in equal measure. Famous and excellent actors do their damnedest to put all this crap across. But don’t let all the cinematic embiggening fool you! Nolan lays on bogus profundity with a trowel!
- eileen jones (my favorite movie critic) on “the dark knight rises”
hell, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT. This entire review is a spoiler but it’s spot on. I am having feelings, mostly immense disappointment. If you’ll excuse me, I’m just going to go re-watch the two good Batman movies and pretend this final one doesn’t exist.