One of the biggest trilogies of the new millennium came to a close over this year. Since the summer of 2005, Christopher Nolan has taken the comic book based film genre into a higher sense of realism than it had ever seen. Though these films are far from kid friendly, audiences have embraced the newest depiction of Gotham’s caped crusader.
The films work well individually as well as in one unit. Each has its own story involving a main villain trying to destroy Gotham in his own way. Scarecrow, The Joker and Bane, if you want to use their common comic book villain names, keep pushing the stakes for Batman/Bruce Wayne higher with each film. If you watch closely, the city of Gotham grows and changes film to film with the characters. On top of that, I believe each film has an individual theme tying everything together; fear, chaos and pain, respectively.
Join me, if you will, as I review and celebrate each of these three great films and one amazing trilogy.