Rise a Knight

All comic book nerds in the blogosphere raise a hand.

I’d like to raise my hand but I don’t think the rest of the group would actually accept me.  It’s been a long time since I’ve read a comic book.  It’s been even longer since I bought a new one.  And, I didn’t get around to watching The Dark Knight Rises until yesterday when it came out on DVD. 

So, you see, I don’t think they’d actually associate with me.

*hang my head in shame*

I’m some lesser form of comic book nerd.  A wanna-be perhaps?  Or, just a semi-nerd?


I’m not really into the “reviewing” of things.  That’s not something my blog has tackled in any depth before.  And I’m not going to start now even though I do have a few comments on the ending.

However, I will say that if you haven’t seen the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight movie trilogy, you should probably get on that and stop reading now because there are some spoilers below.



As the movie neared its end I was fairly upset with the direction the story was headed.  Call me old-fashioned if you want, but I don’t like it when movies kill off the main characters (the good guys anyway) even if it some heroic act of self-sacrifice that saves an entire city. 

However, the “fairly upset” turned into outright rage when the movie ended with so many teasers for continued storylines in movies to come.  Those are all movies we will never see though because the trilogy is complete and all the principles are walking away.  I want to know what happens next!

Movies ending on cliff hangers like that is one of my least favorite things ever.

Just slightly above speed bumps.

14 thoughts on “Rise a Knight

  1. I reviewed this one a while back when it first came out. I remember that the part I REALLY disliked was Bane because I didn’t feel he did well as a villain. It all felt somewhat pointless until we reached the end.

    So to say that I enjoyed the end, even the whole cliffhangers. I’ve read some rumours that Joseph Gordon-Levitt might either take up the reins as Batman and join the coming Justice League movies…a series to compete with The Avengers perhaps, I don’t know.

    • I have high hopes for the Justice League movies… but somehow the DC movies haven’t quite been on par with the Marvel movies of late… though I did see a teaser trailer for the new superman movie and am already geeking out about that

      • They won’t have to do much to be better than Superman Returns… (though, if you take the first 40 minutes of SR as a stand alone – there aren’t many comic movies that could stand along side it; right up to the point that Lois slides down the emergency chute of the airplane, stop, end movie)

      • I haven’t seen any of the Superman movies…so I don’t know. This one is completely fresh. Although, the guy who plays Superman, Henry Cavill worries me a bit. All the movies he has done have been pretty bad, in my opinion….so lets hope this one turns out to be epic…

      • fingers crossed, toes crossed, tossed some salt over my shoulder, frantically rubbing a rabbit’s foot (which is difficult since my fingers are crossed) and, um… what else can we do for good luck?

  2. Well, you’re definitely in the minority, but to be honest, I didn’t care much for Dark Knight Rises, either. Batman Begins was great, and The Dark Knight is hands down the best examination of the adversarial conflict between Batman and the Joker (and that includes the comics). Nolan’s a great filmmaker and I respect his talent, but you can’t really give Batman closure and let him ride off into the sunset.

    I’m kind of hoping for the next reboot they just dispense with the origin altogether and delve straight into the story, ditch the black rubber armor and go for something closer to the comics, or perhaps the Arkham videogames.

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