With the triumphant advent of The Dark Knight Rises , it will be a very long time indeed before Christopher Nolan can no longer be described as the titan of his genre; in every respect, this work stands head and shoulders above its competitors. Rivalled solely by Marvel’s incredible Avengers Assemble, the Batman trilogy is brought to a wholly disturbing, yet graceful close in one of the strongest presentations of our generation.
This gun-toting prohibition shoot-em-up has come under fire for lacking in substance. Substance?! What do you want here, it’s a gangster epic! It doesn’t need to have substance, it’s got guns! Guns! Knuckle-Dusters! Blood! Testicles in a jam jar! Sexy women! Waistcoats! Guns! Sure, it doesn’t break any boundaries, but it breaks plenty of bones. It’s got guns! Pass me tha’ there moonshine y’all.
Heaven forbid we should forget what Batman looks like.
Alright, mainly Tom Hardy. Don’t pretend to complain.
“A storm is coming…”
Reese Witherspoon and two of those action type actors star in a film about action and Reese Witherspoon. A film, incidentally, which was directed by Joseph McGinty ‘look what a stupid mononym I’ve got’ Nichol. It’s mostly guns and punches and stuff, so why isn’t it too dreadful?