"The Dark Knight Rises" was absolutely perfect. Purrfect (couldn't resist!).
I'll admit it--I initially had reservations due to the fact I'd been spoiled on there being no Joker mention, and the fact that Anne Hathaway was cast as Catwoman (wut?). And I was worried--genuinely worried that the franchise would end on a sour note. Good lord, was I horrendously wrong, and thankfully so.
Also, there was one moment where my eyes were watery...and that is no easy feat.
I can't, however, mention viewing this film (which I wish to see again next week) without mentioning the shootings in Aurora, Colorado. I was near tears this morning when I heard about it, and deeply saddened for those poor people. Cinema is one of the few places where people can join together in something that they love. The audience in my theatre cheered, applauded and laughed together in moments of the film. It was a shared moment of love and geekery and fun and entertainment. It was just painful to hear of that joy diminished in pain, and sadly death.
That being said...I saw the film several hours later, and had a good time. Life must go on; we must all continue living, and not the let the evils of the world win.