Podcast #42.5 – The Dark Knight Rises Review

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Podcast

This is a podcast review of The Dark Knight Rises.


This episode will be spoiler-heavy, so if you haven’t seen it yet, bookmark it and come back once you have!

In this episode:

  • Corey, Howie & Tank review The Dark Knight Rises
  • Analysis of the film – the good, the bad, the inexplicable
  • How part 3 affects the trilogy as a whole, its place in Batman history
  • Widespread reception – along with our final grades
Bonus: We look ahead to the inevitable Batman reboot, and give our suggestions for casting, director and a script! Do you agree with who we cast as the next Batman, Alfred, Gordon, villains and more?

Three ways to listen:

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Engineernerd July 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

To answer Howie’s question: No, I wouldn’t see a Batman movie where he wasn’t Bruce Wayne.


Engineernerd July 23, 2012 at 10:45 am

Ooops that was actually for 42.


Engineernerd July 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Yeah, me again. I’m all the way through now. I haven’t seen it but listened anyway.

Why you ask?

As you will hear me say on the Action Figure Blues Podcast later this week, I don’t really care for Bane in any form. Sorry. Never have. Everybody has a comic book character like that I think. Bane is mine.

I really didn’t care for how the whole Knightfall arc was carried through with him. That’s just me. (I actually quit collecting comics for a while after it all it’s arcs ended.)

As for Batman’s “ninjaness” if you check out the post Knightfall series of “Knightquest”, I suspect you will get part of your answer. Essentially, the series is Bruce Wayne works his way back to the mantle after his body is healed from his encounter with Bane in Knightfall.

To that end he seeks out Lady Shiva, a master of martial arts, to train him. The martial arts are pretty heavy here.


Corey Chapman (@chapmanrunner) July 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Always appreciate you dropping the knowledge!


Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Ok- Batman is one comic that I’ve never stayed with for long. I come and go over the years, and I never did read Knightfall. Sounds like Nolan took some inspiration for Batman Begins from there, and then looped back around and used more of it for TDKR. Thanks for listening and commenting, this is great stuff.


Jeremy Michael Nealy Esq. July 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm

“50 years from now they’re all gonna die from cancer.”
“Yeah, he saved Gotham but he obliterated Blood Haven, the neighboring town.”


Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

completely blew it off the map. Nobody cares. NIMBY, baby.


Jeremy Michael Nealy Esq. July 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I desperately want to be in on this discussion. I have many points.


Howie Decker July 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

call and leave me a long winded voicemail and we’ll play it on the next episode. Do it.


Corey Chapman February 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

*Ron Howard voice “He didn’t.”


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