The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Director : Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises was a really good ending to a great trilogy. In the movie, we find Bruce Wayne, who is a physical and mental wreck. His body has been beat up bythe constant abuse it has been exposed to and he hasn't been able to recover from Rachel's death. For eight years he is a recluse who is losing touch with everything.
When a new threat to Gotham rises in the form of Bane, Batman shakes off the cobwebs, gets some new toys from Lucious Fox and tries to ready for the task before him. But he is no match for Bane. As Bane tells him: "Age has robbed you of your strength!"
Bane throws Bruce in to a prison pit and Bruce asks: "Where am I?" Bane answers: "Home, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy... So simple... Many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to stay in the sun. You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny... We will destroy Gotham and then, when it is done and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die."
Somehow Bruce summons up the strength to escape and makes his way back to Gotham to face Bane again.
The movie had some great action scenes and the Bat and the Batpod were great. Anne Hathaway was really good as Selina, the Catwoman, and Bane made for a really good villain. The movie also had an interesting twist that ties in to Ra's Al Ghul and the League of Shadows.
The movie also makes reference to A Tale of Two Cities. A quote at the end, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known" and scenes with Dr. Jonathan Crane presiding over the trials (with Bane "knitting" his little nooses in the background). The movie also has Selina saying: "There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us." Does the Bastille need to be overthrown?
A very good movie and a fitting end to the trilogy (although I hope it continues).