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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Dark Knight Rides Off Into the Sunset

Last week, I took my family to see the final installment in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.  I'm not going to give an in-depth review of this movie, except to say that I really enjoyed it and thought it was a great end to an awesome trilogy.  As far as the three movies go, I'd have to say that the second movie- The Dark Knight, was definitely my favorite.  Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises are pretty much a tie for second place in my mind.  I love both of these movies, but The Dark Knight is about as close to a flawless movie as you can get.
Some might think that the third movie may have left room open for a sequel, but I seriously doubt we'll see one.  What I'd like to see for a Batman reboot is a much bigger focus on the hero's detective skills.  Maybe something akin to the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movies, or the Arkham Asylum and Arkham City video games.  Nolan's trilogy will be hard to beat, that's why I think the detective route would be an interesting way to go next.  This really wasn't explored at all in the Nolan trilogy.