By Kay Whatley, Editor
The movie review this issue is The Dark Knight Rises. This final installment of the Batman film trilogy starts with a Batman in hiding, retired and disenchanted.
As with most superhero movies, this film is full of action! The direction and computer imaging are well done, and the story held our interest to the bitter, and twisting, end.
Christian Bale returns at Batman/Bruce Wayne for this trilogy end. Several big-name actors round out the cast give engaging performances to draw viewers into the film, including Michael Caine as Alfred.
Anne Hathaway creates a “cat woman” for the new Millennium. The slick costume implies “cat” with her specialized goggles, without her actually wearing cat ears. We’ve liked her in other roles (including as Ella in Ella Enchanted) and while this role is different, she recreates “Cat Woman” (played in the 1960s by Julie Newmar) to a character who is well-suited to the new Millennium.
If you like action-packed movies, likely you’ll enjoy this movie. If you’re a comics fan, you’re probably going to like the story line and references to the prior films.