Whether The Dark Knight Rises is a great film really isn’t up for debate because undoubtedly it is. The question is whether is it better than it’s very well thought of and much loved predecessor? My initial feeling is no but it is definitely a worthy successor and puts the Nolan Batman films firmly in the good trilogies camp with such franchises as Lord of the Rings and Toy Story. I am watching it again tomorrow though and probably again next weekend so it may well take over The Dark Knight as my favourite Batman film.
Spoilers behind the cut like yes big spoilers you have been warned