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 grateful enough to be able to have watched it in the Cinema. This is defiantly a film to watch in the cinema, it's visually stunning and the attention to detail is immense (I was half expecting to see an 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 badass kickass 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.