Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience Movie Reviews
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My boyfriend was dying to see this on IMAX so I agreed though I made him pay for me, lol...and I'm glad I didn't spend my own money on the IMAX version of "The Dark Knight Rises". It's not that it's not worth the money, it's just that this is really not a movie that needs to be seen on the BIG screen. Yeah yeah, there's tons of action and adventure but most of the movie takes place inside Batman's conflicted mind. Somebody wrote that the movie feels like an anxiety disorder and I kind of have to agree. Batman himself isn't really in the movie that much, which is surprising, but I was glad to see newbies, especially woman like Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotiilard. This is at times a really slow paced movie so I don't think it needs to be seen on IMAX, You can probably even wait until it comes out on DVD so you can capture all the things that Bruce Wayne is moping about. A good movie, but not a great one. The second one with Heath Ledger was much, MUCH better.
There's really only ONE way to see the greatest movie ever made...and that's on the larger than life IMAX screen! I saw this movie in the regular 2D screen at midnight and then today I decided to go and see it on the IMAX (hey, what can I say, I is addicted!) and I have to say that even though I was blown away by the movie the first time I saw it, I just could NOT believe my eyes when I was watching it in IMAX. The whole movie just takes on like a thousand new dimensions when it's on the larger screen. You can see all the details that Christopher Nolan and his crew put into the set and the story, just looking at Gotham City gave me chills, it's soooo lifelike! And don't even get me started on how awesome the action sequences are in the IMAX version. Is anything hotter than Anne Hathaway in a leather tight suit kicking booty on a five story screen? I didn't think so. MUST WATCH!
Even though my kids thought this movie was way too long and even boring at times (they even kept asking, "where's Batman?" because there's really not that much of him in it in their opinion . . . and I kinda have to agree) seeing it in IMAX really makes your eyes pop. There is SUCH depth to the movie on a purely technical and visual basis that you just aren't going to be able to appreciate anywhere else but on an IMAX screen. The car chases and action sequences are really riveting on the super extra large screen, and you just can't imagine how your adrenaline starts to pump when you see it all on a screen that's five times the normal size. I also heard that they didn't shoot the movie for 3D so it looks really rich and detailed on the IMAX screen, something that usually gets lost when movies are shot in 2D and 3D at the same time. Yeah, it's pricey, especially for a family of four, but it's pretty darn amazing to look at, even if the movie is really long.
What can I say, I absolutely loved this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I think most of the people have very high expectations for this film and I can not even imagine what kind of pressure Christopher Nolan was feeling while he was making this film, but he succeeded and the film is perfect, I have absolutely no bad comments about it. THe film is emotionally inspiring, aesthetically amazing and it is also educational in a way that most films try to be but never succeed. I saw the film in IMAX and I highly recommend seeing it that way because it will enhance the overall experience and it is worth the extra cash.