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A Report From The UK Premiere Of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Movies In Focus
The Dark Knight Rises is a cinematic event. It is the final instalment of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, the epic conclusion to events first started in 2005’s Batman Begins. The franchise reached a new level of excitement with the release of The Dark Knight in 2008, a film which broke box office records and won Heath Ledger a posthumous Academy Award. I was at the film’s European premiere in London to talk to the cast and crew of the most anticipated film of the year. I made my way down to London (as per usual with this sort of event), to the BFI IMAX cinema for a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. We were ushered inside into the foyer, where the Batpod was on display alongside Batman, Bane and Catwoman’s costume. We had to surrender all electronic equipment before we entered the screening. This isn’t going to be a review piece, but the film is stunning, powerful and visceral, the perfect end to Nolan’s series. The director takes the film to the next level, not only raising the stakes action wise – but also emotionally. I’ve been a Batman fan for a quarter of a century and it’s great [...]