I'm finding it hard to believe that's it's been 4 years since The Dark Knight was first released back in 2008, where has the time gone? it feels like The Dark Knight Rises has snook up upon me and I am gratefull enough to be able to have watched it in the Cinema. This is defernatly a film to watch in the cinema, it's visually stunning and the attention to detail is immense (I was half expecting to see a NYPD police car somewhere in the background). Gotham City is quite obviously set in Manhattan with other scenes set around America.
I have mixed feelings about The Dark Knight Rises and I really wanted it to be better than the previous 2 instalments but it's quite clear that The Dark Knight is marginally a better film, not saying that Rises isn't a good film I just didn't connect to Rises as much as I did with The Dark Knight.
Bane is a great villain, he was perfect as Batman's enemy even though I couldn't understand a single word he said. I can't help wonder if Batman was up against Bane when batman was in his bad ass kick ass phase, would Bane even have stood a chance? I don't think he would as Batman would have just taken him out, Boom! (Which would have made a pretty short film!)
The film was more of a journey for Bruce Wayne starting as a helpless man with health problems and morning the loss of Rachel taking us through to his epic return as Batman.