Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Thin White Dude's Movie Of The Month: July 2012 - The Dark Knight Rises

The third part in a film trilogy usually has audiences approach it with a degree of trepidation, but like Toy Story 3, we are quickly assured that we are in for an exception to the rule. Christopher Nolan once again outdoes himself, the film a reflection of his own ascension into the echelon of cinema's great masters. A terrific ensemble cast occupies a Gotham City that plunged into chaos, with an astounding scope and scale that would make D.W. Griffith proud, and one of the most convincing and well-established mise-en-scenes that has graced the screens. Technical wizardry is abound, and the story hits home with a genuine sense of pathos. Everything you could want from a big-budget action blockbuster.

The Thin White Dude's Prognosis - 9.2/10

Runner-Up: Magic Mike - A film with real personality and wit, held up by an excellent lead performance from a game Channing Tatum

Second-Most Deadly Disease: Cosmopolis - A good film not without it's qualities, but a deeply flawed piece from David Cronenberg

Avoid Like The Plague: Rogue River - Like a slightly better A Serbian Film, there's one grotesque set piece, but apart from that (and good acting), there's not much else to it.

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