I saw a showing for The Dark Knight Rises last night and I must say that it does not disappoint at all. I’ve been obsessed with the Batman movies since I was little. I loved the George Clooney-as-Batman version for the longest time. I wanted to be Batgirl like crazy – even had a notebook with all of the characters on it. To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of Batman Begins – maybe because Katie Holmes was in it and that was about the time she got together with Tom Cruise, but that’s a different story for a different day. I LOVED The Dark Knight of course and wasn’t really sure how they would top it especially with the whole Heath Ledger thing. Even so, I had yesterday’s premiere date marked on my calendar since 2010 when Warner Brothers randomly released the date two years in advance. Nerd? Maybe. As usual, I’d like to share some thoughts with you all. Forgive me for the weird things that come to my mind during movies:
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Surprisingly, Anne Hathaway rocked Catwoman.
I wasn’t really sure what Christopher Nolan was thinking when it was first announced that Anne Hathaway would play Catwoman, but she did an amazing job! Guys worldwide are going to have huge crushes on this girl now if they didn’t already. Plus, there are about 40 seconds in the movie where Anne’s character is acting, and it really made me notice that Anne isn’t that bad of an actress herself. She has come a long way from The Princess Diaries.
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The main players of Inception decided to show up. (Personally, I missed Leo.)
The third installment of this franchise included Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy and, of course, Christoper Nolan – all had roles in Inception as well.
I loved seeing familiar faces pop up.
There were so many great cameos in this movie. These actors might have only been on screen for a brief amount of time, but I loved thinking “Oh, I know him. And him!” Seeing Will Estes on screen was probably my favorite guest appearance because I’ve been in love with him since 1999 when he played Andrew Nayloss on 7th Heaven. I have an autographed photo of him framed in my bedroom. #middleschoolmemories
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I have a major crush on JGL…what’s new?! #boycrazy
While he wasn’t in his dressy suits a la Inception (which I love), he was definitely still a scene stealer in this movie. I love how he is still cute and nerdy a la his 10 Things I Hate About You Days, but that he can still kick butt on screen. I would have loved to see him on screen with his 10 Things… co-star, Heath Ledger. They would have been awesome together!
I swear Joseph Gordon Levitt and Ryan Gosling are one in the same.
If their GQ covers don’t make you a believer, hear me out. Exhibit A: They both got their start via Disney (JGL was in Angels in the Outfield and RG was a member of The All New MMC). Exhibit B: Both look great in suits. Exhibit C: Both can sing and I love it!
Which would you pick?! I can’t decide! PS. I wouldn’t mind if either of these guys played Christian Grey by the way.
As far as story lines go, this was the best Batman movie so far.
I won’t go into details so as not to give anything away, but this movie was great from start to finish – the cast, the visuals, the action scenes, the plot – perfect!
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I was strangely attracted to Christian Bale’s muscles.
I’m not one to ever ooh and aah over muscles, but I really liked Christian Bale’s arm muscles in this movie for some reason. I could watch him do push-ups all day. Thankfully I found this little number from Tumblr, so I can!PS. Does anyone else love CB the most in his Newsies?
Tom Hardy was excellent and unrecognizable as Bain.
I don’t know how someone so handsome could transform into Bain, but Tom Hardy dominated this role. I read that he worked out a ton, gained 30 pounds, and changed his voice, but I’m still shocked by the finished product. Even during the movie, I couldn’t believe it was him. Bain was huge and his voice was so unusual. I can’t even explain it – you will just have to see for yourself.
Accents, accents everywhere.
This is really random, but there were so many accents in this film. At first I thought Christopher Nolan did this so that Gotham could be located anywhere, but then they sang the USA national anthem. I know the United States is filled with people from all over the world as well, but it was just so unusual. I really liked it though. Good job, Mr. Nolan!
Have you seen The Dark Knight Rises yet? What are your thoughts and opinions? Let me know in the comments below!