You must fear death.
Lovers of Nolan and fans of Batman will, at once, appreciate the beauty of this fair statement which makes Bruce Wayne the Batman of Gotham in this finale of the Batman series. Nolan’s way to translate the past into the present is yet another example of cinematic excellence without juxtaposition of conceptual characters from the film’s prior two parts. No, there is no development in the characters, not an inch from scene zero to scene final. They look the same till the end and mind you, looks are deceptive! They are obvious in excesses and your superhero will disappoint you in most part of the narrative. But before you draw a conclusion out of it, let me tell you, the circumstances are so framed that your mathematics might fail to calculate almost all the equations. Oh well, if you’re not a Batman/Joker fan, don’t even try to read the film text.
The film text. Well, it so appeared that the storyline would have been incomplete without the prodigious background score. For once you might find yourself lost within the “Inception” of the background as “The Dark Knight” appears and disappears. Moreover, if you remember the five minutes climax of both these hits, you might get reminded of a few kicks and a ship, one after another. Again, a Nolan fan will read them better. However, a lot of credit lies with the dialogue writer who has strung the several loosely hung threads together leaving you in an awe each time you try immersing deep into the changing colours of the characters. A wisely done writing, I must appreciate. And the genius lies in the even subtle cues given to those who read the characters of Inception in depth. They will easily solve the ultimate equation just by analyzing the style of dialogue delivery of few characters borrowed from the film. However, the connection remains unexplained.
Returning to the colour codes used, the colour black has been one of the dominating colours perfectly matching “The Dark Knight” mood. Not only in the characters and shots but also in the dialogues that might make you pity Batman. And you would love doing so if you are able to collect the definition of the black mask, repeated several times in the film. But, by the time you understand the repetition, it will end in an excessively obvious manner which is one of the oldest characteristics of American cinema. No surprises when it ended that way. But wait, not totally! Moving on, what might surprise you should be Bane. Or maybe not. But Fox, for sure will win hearts as Morgan Freeman always does with his perfect timing and believability even in a fiction!
Another notable character should be Alfred’s. Interestingly, there are several Alfreds in the film. It will be totally your choice to identify or to overlook each of them. Alternatively, you may overlook Kyle: Anne Hathaway towards the end. The choice won’t be yours this time because upon reaching here, amidst his flying machine, people of Gotham, the police force, guns, an atom bomb and the ocean, Batman completes the trilogy making more sense than ever and The Dark Knight rises.