The Dark Knight Rises

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Very Much like Christmas, Halloween, Birthdays and other countless holidays; The Oscars are a highlight of every year. And even more like after Christmas, Halloween and Birthdays you leave this part of the calendar feeling insignificant, indignant and with a self-contained tear rolling down your cheek as you reflect deeply on the emptiness of the events you long to see every passing year. With films like The Hobbit, Life of Pi and Django Unchained all awaiting release in the ensuing couple of months in the UK we are nailed heavily in the long awaited Oscar season; where films that, initially, very few people would go and watch, can carry about an ‘Oscar nominee’ tag and occupy slightly more people to come and see Paul Thomas Anderson charm us with his “There will be blood”, Leonardo DiCaprio leave empty handed and Daniel Day Lewis screech his way to win third best actor. It has been developing more and more in to a sideshow of ‘most Oscar-worthy’ winners of late; The Kings Speech, a tale about a monarch over coming disability, won Best Picture over the much more people pleasing, stylish and entertaining The Social Network. Animated films, especially Pixar films have long been signalled as best films of the year (Toy Story 1 and 2 have a 100 score on Rotten Tomatoes; whilst number 3 has 99%) but do they get much ecstasy around Oscar season? Not until they make a film about a paralysed centipede seeking a profession as a movie star in a play based on a momentous figure of the 20th century. It’s this predictability that is slowly killing the Oscars as something to be excited about…Which brings me to The Dark Knight Rises. The Dark Knight Rises is a brilliant movie and, unless The Life of Pi does the complete opposite of what I expect it to do, it will be my favourite movie of 2012. The Dark Knight Rises, predecessor leaves us at Harvey Dents Death as two face, and 2 awards, unfortunately not the one for the best movie, let’s see if the Dark Knight Rises breaks the...
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