I was never a huge Batman fan. Anyone remember Batman & Robin?! Oh the HORROR! The Dark Knight was fine, but I was kind of rooting for the Joker the whole time. But I went to see The Dark Knight Rises anyway. It was fantastic! And so was the crowd!
I never thought I was the kind of person who says a crowd is fantastic, but they were. It was the first show of the premier in my area, and everyone was cheering when Christian Bale came up on screen. The first time he had his batman costume on, CHEER! Bruce Wayne in one of his awesome cars, CHEER! Batman gives someone permission to die, CHEER! It was fun, I’ve never seen people so enthusiastic for a movie before. But I guess that’s what batman does to you.
Then Michael Caine is on screen (nobody cheered) and all I could think of looking at him was that this man was extremely attractive in the 60s! Just look at him. Sigh…
All in all, the movie was pretty great. If you’re a fan of superhero films, if you like lots of mildly violent butt kicking, or if you want to see Anne Hathaway in a tight leather suit, you should go see it! Or you could just go for the wonderful Michael Caine.