Year in Review: 2012’s Comic Book Movies

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Christian Bale and Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

The Dark Knight Rises

There is no getting around this 300 lb elephant in the room! Nolan’s trilogy was an amazing interpretation of the Batman universe, which had everyone on board…until this film. Love it or hate it, it was a divisive film for fans of comics and the films alike. But whether you liked the ending, hated it or just like debating whether Bruce lived or died, the film broke every expectation we had and is still the topic of conversation months later, the mark of a great film. “Rises” to me was the penultimate chapter on what could possibly happen to a Batman in a real world setting. Anne Hathaway was great as a different take on Catwoman, and though I missed the whip, she still manages to make her way into the company of Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Tom Hardy’s Bane was also a good foil for Batman both physically and mentally. But we all know it was the ending that got us. Now, talk amongst yourselves some more.

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