Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. Even though we do not talk at length or detail about many of the plot twists and turns, we do discuss the ultimate conclusion of the story. If you want to read thoughts from us BEFORE we saw the movie, you’ll want to go here.
We just haven’t known what to write yet. To some extent, we still don’t. We both absolutely loved the movie. Although we weren’t together at the midnight premiere like we were for The Dark Knight, we chatted before while waiting in our seats and we chatted at 3:15 a.m. as we each drove home in Memphis and Nashville. We decided we needed to process it more before attempting to write a review.
Selina Kyle/Catwoman: You don’t owe these people anything. You’ve given them everything!
Bruce Wayne/Batman: Not everything. Not yet.
After reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, there were many questions debated by those of us consumed by Rowling’s universe. Was Snape a true villain or the ultimate ally to Dumbledore’s plan to facilitate Harry’s defeat of Voldemort? (This one was fun, and a question I joyfully answered correctly.) But the biggest question surrounding the conclusion to one of the most powerful pop culture tales of all time was, “Will Harry Potter die?”
Now, mere hours before the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises and the conclusion of pop culture’s next great epic tale, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we find ourselves asking the question, “Will Bruce Wayne and/or Batman die?”
On a blog about anything and everything, I’ve wanted to write a post about faith for quite some time. If this truly is a blog sharing my thoughts and ramblings on my quirky hobbies, varied interests, and pet passions of the moment, then what would it say if I didn’t write about my faith, something I often say is the most important thing in my life? But then again, how can I do that without being as preachy as the latest episode of The Newsroom and disingenuous to the Good News that is the basis of my faith?