New in Theaters – 7/20/12

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The Dark Knight Rises

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.. — (C) Warner Bros.

Scott’s Take

Don’t listen to the critics that will have you believe that The Dark Knight Rises is boring and bloated. Yes, it does have a run time of 2 hrs and 45 minutes but it goes by in a blink.  I’m here to tell you that Christopher Nolan’s finale to the most successful comic book adaptation of all time, isn’t just the best in the series, isn’t just the best movie of the year, but The Dark Knight Rises is a balls to the wall, epic, masterpiece! Do yourself a favor, if at all possible see this on an Imax screen. You won’t be disappointed.  TDKR actually makes The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man look cheap, and I loved them both.  I think I’m going to have to see this movie 2 or 3 more times just to grasp the grand scale of it all.  Is it possible to give this one 5 stars?  Let’s make an exception.

Steve’s Take

This is the only movie hitting the theaters this week for a very simple reason – it would be movie suicide going up against this monster. Do your best to get Imax tickets like Scott said, but I wouldn’t pass this one up just because you can’t see it in Imax. Go anywhere you can and then check out Imax when it slows up a bit in 8 months. Enjoy!

Brian’s Take

Check out Brian’s review here!

Next Week

That is all for this week.  Next week we have….Does it matter?  Have a great weekend everyone.