The Dark Knight Rises

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 165 min - Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller - 16 July 2012

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Director:  Christopher Nolan
Stars:  Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Juno Temple, Liam Neeson, Matthew Modine, Alon Aboutboul, Ben Mendelsohn, Nestor Carbonell, Josh Pence, Tom Conti, Joey King, Warren Brown, Daniel Sunjata, Sam Kennard, Aliash Tepina, Nick Julian, Miranda Nolan, Claire Julien, Aidan Gillen, Burn Gorman, Brett Cullen, Reggie Lee, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Chris Ellis, Duane Henry, James Harvey Ward, Gonzalo Menendez, Cameron Jack, Lex Daniel, Tyler Dean Flores, Thomas Lennon, Trevor White, Rob Brown, Fredric Lehne, Courtney Munch, Chris Hill, Travis Guba, Jay Benedict, Will Estes, David Dayan Fisher, Glen Powell, Russ Fega, Andres Perez-Molina, Brent Briscoe, John Nolan, Oliver Cotton, Mark Killeen, Sarah Goldberg, John MacMillan, Robert Wisdom, Ronnie Gene Blevins, John Hollingworth, Ian Bohen, Uri Gavriel, Noel Gugliemi, Hector Atreyu Ruiz, Patrick Cox, Aramis Knight, Josh Stewart, William Devane, David Gyasi, Patrick Jordan, Joshua Elijah Reese, Desmond Harrington, Mychael Bates, Tomas Arana, Peter Holden, David Monahan, Jillian Armenante, Aja Evans, Aldous Davidson, Wade Williams, Jake Canuso, Daniel Newman, Massi Furlan, Christopher Judge, Patrick Leahy, Todd Gearhart, Marc Abbink, Isiah Adams, Charlie Alejandro, Robert Arensen, Grant Babbitt, Fileena Bahris, Rick Bolander, Kyle Patrick Brennan, Scott Churchson, Bill Cowher, Graham Curry, Stephanie Domini Ehlert, John Farrer, Frank Fata, Christopher Bryan Gomez, Vito Grassi, Michael Wren Gucciardo, Sam Harris, Ed Heavey, John W. Iwanonkiw, Cindy Jackson, Daniel Jordano, William Kania, Tiffany Kemp, Sun Jae Kim, Hrvoje Klecz, Alex Kruz, Tyler La Marr, LeJon, Paul Jude Letersky, Joe Lipari, Silvia Lombardo, Jorge Mardel, Cale McConnell, David Dale McCue, Tiffany Sander McKenzie, Allen Merritt, Olan Montgomery, Alex Moore, Shane Nolan, Jackson Nunn, Joseph O'Brien, Michael Papajohn, Salomon Passariello, Kyle David Pierce, Troy Polamalu, Michael Power, James Rawlings, Kirsten Roeters, Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Roman, Anthony J. Sacco, Eric Salazar, Emily Schooley, Thomas Tull, Chris Vaina, Vincent van Ommen, Michelle Vezzani, Barbara Vincent, Justin Michael Woods, Jason Yee, Maria Zambrana, John Zion, Alex Ziwak, Tommy Bayiokos, Matthew Gooley, Jeff Moffitt, Mark Falvo, Diogo Hausen, Gary Sievers, Orion McCabe, London May, James Quinn

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Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.


Collections: Christopher Nolan

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Language:  English
Release Date:  16 July 2012

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Runtime:  2 h 45 min
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First Spidey, now Batman! Itäó»s a double WHAM! POW! BLAM! coming to the movie theaters this July. The Dark Knight Rises is the latest addition to big screen comics and this parental guide to the movies thinks that this one is sure to please. DC comics could not let Marvel be the only blockbuster superhero on the screen, so they too had to bring back one of their all-time favs.

In this story, Batman has taken a fall for Two Faceäó»s crimes. Everyone now thinks Batman is a terrorist! When Two Face emerges as the latest terrorist and Gothamäó»s police force is overwhelmed Batman man must decide to reemerge and help out or whether to remain hidden from a city that thinks he is the criminal. Batman is seen as public enemy #1 and everyone wants him. He must not only save Gotham from Two Face he must restore his reputation as a friend of the people. It will not be easy, as Two Face tries to once again make Batman look like the bad guy. Of course, Batman knows that he must defeat Two Face, even if it means risking not only his reputation, but his life.

This Batman flick was rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. It also contains some sexuality and language. The sexuality is suggested, rather than explicit. As expected, Batman is dark with a foreboding sense of doom, death, torture, and sadness. There are violent explosions, a terrorist and a choice that must be made. Batman must decide whether to risk his life to save Gotham and its people or whether to sit back and watch their destruction. There is lots of weapons fire, martial arts weapons, gas masks and people running in fear. It was the intensity of the violence in The Dark Knight Rises that caused this family review to the movies to rate it higher than a PG-13. However, if your preteen is a comic book fan, or has seen adult action flicks they have seen this type of action before.

Surprisingly, the Joker does not make an appearance in The Dark Knight Rises movie. The Joker is a perennial arch enemy of Batman and his absence is missed. This Batman has a new set of characters, but it is still a continuation of the Bruce Wayne story. This is a new direction for this classic hero. Is it a refreshing change, or will this change in direction go away too? We would like to hear what you think, so post your thoughts on the Parental Guide Facebook page and let us know.

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