The Dark Knight Rises Disappointed Me, And So Did Nolan’s Next Two Films
I recall the summer The Dark Knight Rises came out. It was the same summer that I got married. I remember saying to my friends, without thinking, that 2012 was going to be “the worst summer ever” since the Dark Knight trilogy was coming to an end, and my then-girlfriend said, “Worst summer ever, huh? Thanks a lot!” So, yes, I was a die-hard Nolan fan. But then, I saw The Dark Knight Rises, and, well… I hated it. Like, not even a little, but out and out despised that movie. I couldn’t stand Bane’s backstory (is he crying?), I couldn’t stand the “twist” with Talia al Ghul. And I loathed that cheap fake death ending. Plus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robin? Give me a break.