There were a lot of Trailers before the movie started-really, do we need another freaking Superman movie?-and the the Dark Knight Rises itself is 2 hours and 44 minutes. Does the length really matter? Uh, yeah.
Ok, it was a fun movie, lots of stuff blowing up and lots of gunfire. But there was also a lot of nothing going on. Like months worth of nothing going on. Batman makes a few cameo appearances, but the real star of the movie is another fellow with an mondo annoying voice named Bane. He walks around with a Darth Vader undermask and even picks people up with one and crushes their neck. He’s not a nice guy, but there is the usual need to make the cold blooded killer a sympathetic character.
There are too many scenes that don’t seem to have any reason for being. There’s a courtroom scene straight out of Star Trek The Next Generation and too many dull scenes filled with, what is that thing women like in movies? talking!
It was fun to see cameos by Torchwood’s Burn Gorman, 28 Days Later’s Cillian Murphy, and Stargate’s Christopher Judge, even though Christopher Judge only had a blink-and-you-missed-it cameo. I love seeing Anne Hathaway in anything, and it’s always good to see Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.
The Dark Knight Rises ends with the clear indication that another movie would not be out of the question.
There was no Easter egg after the credits, but it was still fun to sit through them and see a job title like Batsuit Wranger and learn that Michael Caine had his own personal costume person.