Now that was a good movie. I didn't love it as much as I loved The Dark Knight but that would be pretty impossible. I think what I did love most about this film is how it built on the previous two. It incorporated characters and stories from its predecessors, which really gave it a feeling of a trilogy. They tackled the legacy left by Harvey Dent. Characters from Batman Begins (yay Scarecrow!) and The Dark Knight appeared along with the introduction of Bane, Catwoman and the real protagonist of the movie, the child of Ra's al Ghul. But to discuss the latter would get all spoilery for those who haven't seen it. Also spoilery would be to discuss Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character, Blake, so I won't go there. But I will say...I SO TOTALLY CALLED IT RIGHT AWAY. I managed to avoid any and all discussions on the net about whether that character was in the movie so I was glad to see they went there.
Lots of death and destruction aside, I really dug how things played out in TDKR. The plot moved along at a good pace and at 164 minutes it could have lagged at any number of points. And somehow they managed to insert some emotion into the story too. Bruce is all sorts of upset about how things turned out when he was only trying to help. He lost the love of his life (Rachel) and took the blame for a murder he didn't commit just so the city would have a hero to look up to. I also liked the twist that harkened back to Batman Begins and his mentor from the League of Shadows, Ra's al Ghul. They really managed to tie things up nicely in what turned out to be one of the best trilogies ever.
I'm definitely going to see this again. What did you guys think?