Ok I'm late ..loads of DKR review already out there, but seeing that the blog has been fairly quiet. I gotta update something.
"But-here's the critical thing-if you find yourself dealing with an unexpected back story and a preponderance of exposition, then the sequel rules DO NOT apply. Because you are not dealing with a sequel, you are dealing with the concluding chapter of a trilogy."
"Because true trilogies are all about going back to the beginning and discovering something that wasn't true from the get go. Godfather, Jedi, all revealed something that we thought was true that wasn't true. So if it is a trilogy you are dealing with, here are some super trilogy rules: 1. You got a killer who's going to be super human. Stabbing him won't work. Shooting him won't work. Basically in the third one you gotta cryogenically freeze his head, decapitate him, or blow him up. 2. Anyone including the main character can die. This means you Syd. I'm sorry. It's the final chapter. It could be fucking 'Reservoir Dogs' by the time this thing is through. Number 3. The past will come back to bite you in the ass. Whatever you think you know about the past, forget it. The past is not at rest. Any sins you think were committed in the past are about to break out and destroy you." ... the Great Randy - Scream 3
Sorry bout that, just wanted to show you readers what was going through my mind while watching DKR...so yeah..went through the 3 points, basically each one of the points can be checked ergo a pretty solid trilogy and ending to Nolan's Batman.
Bane (again) ..at first I found him a bit eh..(cause I was comparing to Joker (again) I guess..but as the movie progress I dig him (character-wise) cause he was a force to reckon for. When Gotham started blowing up here and there, I was like.."yeah the dude's nuts" ...he gave Batman a real challenge allright..I do actually wish they would show his kills (victim) onscreen rather than cutting it to another scene..it will show his brutality more. Oh but the final battle with him and Batman was a bit lackluster..just a bit.
The plot twist and turn? I saw a few coming...but this one plot twist I really didn't see it coming...I think I gasped when it happen..jaw wide open and all...good one Mr. Nolan,haha