Some people travel to shop, visit friends, attend special events or just to get a break from the daily routine; I travel for all these reasons and to watch movies that are unreleased in Dubai. Yes, I admittedly planned my vacation so I could watch The Dark Knight Rises the same weekend most of the world got to watch it.
Based on the above, most people assume that I’m a diehard Batman or Christian Bale fan. That wasn’t my case – I simply couldn’t wait one month to watch this summer’s biggest blockbuster and the final installment of a critically and commercially successful trilogy. Considering how long I spend online, the buildup and spoilers would have ruined the movie for me.
And now onto the review. I will do my best to keep it spoiler-free but if you want to watch the movie with a clear mind, I suggest you stop here. All I will say is The Dark Knight Rises is easily my favorite movie in recent years and surpasses the bar set by its predecessor, The Dark Knight. I’m glad my insanity paid off and I managed to watch this movie on its premiere weekend. And I cannot wait to experience it for a 2nd time during its Middle Eastern cinema release.