The Dark Knight Rises at IMAX

Today’s post is by my 13 year old son, who had the “best time ever” going to see the Premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at IMAX.


In Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises we are thrust into Gotham eight years after Batman fought Joker to save his city. Bruce Wayne, (Christian Bale) has been affected by his time as The Dark Knight. I really enjoyed seeing how the characters had changed from the last film.

This was the best movie I’ve seen and I have just seen The Amazing Spiderman! I think that The Dark Knight Rises was a far superior action film to The Amazing Spiderman. The plot in The Dark Knight Rises has many more twists and turns than The Amazing Spiderman.

The film starts out with a plane robbery were we first meet Bane (Tom Hardy). Bane is the major the villain in the film. Bane’s voice takes some getting used to, as you can’t see his lips moving due to the mask over his face. Christopher Nolan does an unusual spin-off of Bane.

In the original Batman comics and Batman and Robin, Bane is showed to be on a steroid called Venom giving him super strength, which is supplied through his mask. In The Dark Knight Rises the only reason Bane has a mask is too help him breathe after a dark past that we find out more about as the movie progresses. Bane is said to have graduated from the League of Shadows and been taught in the art of martial arts by Ra’s al Ghul, the same person who mentored Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins.

Bane was a better villain than the Joker in my opinion because he is far superior to Batman, physically. He poses more of a threat to Batman than the Joker ever did.
Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) is a special character in The Dark Knight Rises. I felt the character of Catwoman was portrayed best in The Dark Knight Rises. She is beautiful, smart and exceptional at fighting. Christopher Nolan mastered the portrayal of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

The tension was extremely nerve–racking through out the film as there were times the plot changed so suddenly, I did not know what would happen next. The soundtrack to the film helps build and release the tension.

To best understand the backstory of the film, you really need to see Batman Begins first. I would recommend seeing The Dark Knight Rises at IMAX as the huge screen makes the action scenes right in your face and completely realistic.

I have included my favourite trailer of The Dark Knight Rises, as it shows just how epic the film is.


Master 13 and his friend saw The Dark Knight Rises at IMAX as guests of IMAX Melbourne.

“Having shot almost half the picture with large-format IMAX film cameras, it is very important to me that we show ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the IMAX film format wherever possible. Audiences everywhere should be assured that every presentation of the film will be of the highest standard—having benefited from the clarity and depth IMAX cameras offer. However, these 102 screens will showcase the original IMAX film photography in its optimum form, and I hope anyone who has an opportunity to experience the film in these theatres will seek it out.” Christopher Nolan, writer, producer, director The Dark Knight Rises.

The Dark Knight Rises opens at IMAX Melbourne 19th July (today). You can also keep up to date with all thing IMAX via the IMAX Melbourne facebook page or IMAX Melbourne on Twitter.

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