October 31, 2014 | Updated at 11:25 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

The Dark Knight Rises Review Creates Oscar Buzz

The reviews are in and The Dark Knight Rises is nothing short of spectacular according to a few lucky critics who were able to get an early screening.

EnStars on Jul 07, 2012 10:21 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Christian Bale
  • Christian Bale (Photo : Reuters)

The reviews are in and The Dark Knight Rises is nothing short of spectacular according to a few lucky critics who were able to get an early screening.

The Dark Knight Rises is the uber anticipated third installment to the latest Batman series. This film follows the 2008 film, The Dark Knight, in which Heath Ledger played The Joker along side Christian Bale as the leading hero. Ledger's performance as the diabolical villain was so captivating that he became one of few posthumous Academy-Award winning actors for a supporting role.

And now, with the final film of the trilogy being released in only a matter of days, the reception of the film has been very positive.

"The Dark Knight Rises has just finished screening for the press and critics, receiving a STANDING OVATION!!!," Lauren Hiestand, a film reviewer wrote, according to Comic Book Movie.

"If this does not break the mold and win Best Picture, no comic book movie ever will #TDKR," Critic Marco Gennuso added.

Christopher Nolan, director and co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises, has been nominated for Oscars with his films Momento and Inception. Could this upcoming release earn him the win?

The prestigious Academy has historically rejected comic book or action films. Even the final installment of the Harry Potter series could not fathom a nomination for any of the major, non-technical categories in it's 10-year conclusion of the magical films.

In spite of this history, The Academy has expressed a liking to blockbuster films, like Avatar and Toy Story 3, which were nominated for Best Picture in the past.

However, if The Dark Knight Rises reviews are correct and the film gathers it's predicted $1 billion plus in the box office, does an Oscar really matter?

Check out the trailer below and catch The Dark Knight Rises in theatres on July 20.


© 2014 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Tagged :   the, dark, knight, rises, Movies, review
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

'Fast and Furious 7'

Where And What Time Will The 'Furious 7' Trailer Release? Details Revealed

The release of the 'Furious 7' trailer is just a day away, and fans who don't have the privilege of attending the special launch event hosted by Universal on November 1 in Los Angeles, will still have the opportunity to catch it first on television.

'House of Cards'

PHOTOs Of Cast & Crew In Halloween Costumes On Set Of 'House of Cards' Revealed

On October 31, 'House of Cards' helmer, Beau Wilimon, wished fans a happy halloween from the set of House of Cards by posting pictures of the crew all decked out in costume.

Blue Mountain State: The Movie Poster

'Blue Mountain State' The Movie Officially Filming In Wilmington, N.C.

It was initially supposed to film in Charleston, S.C., but the Blue Mountain State movie is now set to film in a new location-Wilmington, N.C.

Jason Momoa

'Batman v Superman' Director Zack Snyder Talks Jason Momoa, Admitting He's 'Not A Small Individual'

With 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' wrapping up in Michigan, the production team is moving to Chicago for more scenes, but not before the film's director could show his many thanks.

Cast member Ian McKellen smiles during a panel for the film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" during the Comic Con International convention in San Diego, California July 14, 2012.

Magneto Getting His Own Film? Recent Trends Could Push Fox To Make It

This could be the next big trend with superhero movies: super villain ones. With Sinister Six and Suicide Squad on the way, could other studios use their big name villains in standalone movies and could this lead to Fox making a Magneto one?

Alexandra Shipp, Jordan Calloway, Letoya Luckett

Alexandra Shipp, Jordan Calloway & Letoya Luckett Discuss "Drumline 2!"

When "Drumline" hit the box office in 2002, an entire audience was exposed to the inner workings of what it's like to be a part of a marching band at an HBCU for a young man, but this time, Vh1 reprised the story with a little more girl power.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Best Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies On Netflix

While Halloween movies are not especially known for being family friendly, Netflix is offering several options for streaming horror films meant for the whole family to enjoy.

Darth Vader 'Star Wars'

Could The Trailer For 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Be Released In December?

It looks like the official trailer for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' might be available pretty shortly.

'Jurassic World'

'Jurassic World' Trailer Leaked Online Revealing Terrifying New Dinosaur Species?

It is being reported that the trailer for 'Jurassic World' has leaked and stills from it featuring a terrifying T-Rex like dinosaur unleashing his wrath are also out.

Paranormal Activity

Where To Watch 'Rocky Horror Picture Show,' 'Paranormal Activity' & More On October 31

While Halloween usually comprises of people going out and trick or treating or partying, those who choose to stay in will have plenty of horror movies to choose from on television.

'Jurassic World'

'Jurassic World' Being Released With 'The Hobbit 3' For 'Strategic Reasons'

The unveiling of the trailer of 'Jurassic World' was recently pushed back to December, and will coincide with the release of 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.'

Netflix

Netflix Movies for November 2014 Revealed

A slew of new movies are set to begin streaming on Netflix starting on Nov. 1, in addition to one of the site's original series.

'Jurassic World'

'Jurassic World' Trailer Release Pushed Back To December?

After initial rumors that the 'Jurassic World' trailer will be unveiled with the release of 'Interstellar,' a new report suggests that the date has been pushed back to December, and will be coupled with the release 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' instead.

Director Michael Bay arrives for the premiere of Transformers: Dark of The Moon in Times Square in New York June 28, 2011.

'Transformers 5' Release Date Pushed Back To 2017?

A new report reveals that the release date for 'Transformers 5' has been pushed back to 2017 from 2016.

'Terminator: Genisys'

New PHOTO From Set Of 'Terminator: Genisys' Feat. Destroyed Cop Car Revealed

A new picture from the closed set of 'Terminator: Genisys' featuring a cop car from the movie was revealed on October 26.

Latest News

J. K. Rowling

Will There Be a New Character in Harry Potter?

LONDON (Reuters) - As a Halloween treat for her fans, J.K. Rowling has revealed that the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge from her "Harry Potter" stories is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike - but whose name she has not disclosed.

Letoya Luckett

Letoya Luckett Tells Us She's Coming Back with a New Album! WATCH!

Letoya Luckett is a talented actress who just happened to start her career as a member of Destiny's Child. Now, she plans to return to her musical roots with a brand new album.

Blue Mountain State: The Movie Poster

'Blue Mountain State' The Movie Officially Filming In Wilmington, N.C.

It was initially supposed to film in Charleston, S.C., but the Blue Mountain State movie is now set to film in a new location-Wilmington, N.C.

'House of Cards'

PHOTOs Of Cast & Crew In Halloween Costumes On Set Of 'House of Cards' Revealed

On October 31, 'House of Cards' helmer, Beau Wilimon, wished fans a happy halloween from the set of House of Cards by posting pictures of the crew all decked out in costume.

'Fast and Furious 7'

Where And What Time Will The 'Furious 7' Trailer Release? Details Revealed

The release of the 'Furious 7' trailer is just a day away, and fans who don't have the privilege of attending the special launch event hosted by Universal on November 1 in Los Angeles, will still have the opportunity to catch it first on television.

'Jurassic World'

Latest Updates About The Plot Of 'Jurassic World'

As filming for 'Jurassic World' is through, and rumors of the trailer releasing in December, Enstars rounds up the latest updates and all we know about the movie's plot so far.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton Still Has A Shot At 'Bond 24?'

One rumor that circulated early for the next James Bond was supermodel Kate Upton, who was being considered for a Bond girl role. But could the model-turned-actress still have a shot with casting coming soon?

'Thor: The Dark World,' November 2013; Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

Thor To Face Thanos In Massive Battle To End 'Ragnarok?'

While the next Thor movie could have massive amounts of destruction and action, could there be a fight at the end that has major repercussions in the Marvel universe as the God of Thunder faces the largest villain yet on his own?

Jason Momoa

'Batman v Superman' Director Zack Snyder Talks Jason Momoa, Admitting He's 'Not A Small Individual'

With 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' wrapping up in Michigan, the production team is moving to Chicago for more scenes, but not before the film's director could show his many thanks.

'Insidious 3'

Halloween Makeup Tutorial For The Red Faced Demon From 'Insidious' Revealed

For hardcore 'Insidious' fans confused about their look this Halloween, a special makeup tutorial to dress up as the red faced demon from 'the further' is available online.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Arsenal

ARSENAL vs. BURNLEY Live FREE Stream Online: 2014 Premier League Table, Live Coverage from London, Projected Lineups and TACTICAL PREVIEW

Two clubs in opposite halves of the Premier League table will do battle today in a league match between Arsenal and Burnley. The first-division clash scheduled for 11 a.m. ET will be held at the Emirates in London and can be live streamed here free.

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone Was Too Expensive, Amazon VP Says, But The Company Will Continue With The Device

It's no secret that sales of Amazon's Fire Phone have been less than ideal, but Amazon isn't giving up on the property. In an interview with Fortune, a senior vice president at Amazon confirmed that Amazon is sticking to its guns and continuing development for the device.

Walmart

Black Friday Sales 2014: Walmart Launches Black Friday Deals On Monday [VIDEO]i

Walmart is launching its Black Friday deals on Monday, Nov. 3.

Chelsea

CHELSEA vs. QPR Live FREE Stream Online: 2014 Premier League Table, Live Coverage from London, Projected Lineups and TACTICAL PREVIEW

Two clubs in opposite halves of the Premier League table will do battle today in a league match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers. The first-division clash scheduled for 11 a.m. ET will be held at Stamford Bridge in London and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on NBC Sports.

Catelynn Lowell

Catelynn Lowell Baby Girl: Pregnant 'Teen Mom' Shows Off Bump, New Clothing [VIDEO]

Catelynn Lowell is less than three months away from welcoming her second child.

Harry Styles

Celebrity Leaked Photos 2014: One Direction's Harry Styles Comments On Nude Photo Scandal [VIDEO]

Harry Styles won't be the next victim of the ongoing celebrity photo hackings.

Halo The Master Chief Collection

ESL Master Chief Collection Launch Tournament Details: These Eight Pro Teams Will Compete In Halo 2 Anniversary For $50,000

The launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One is being celebrated in a number of ways, and few are larger than ESL's Halo 2 Anniversary tournament.

Football Manager 2015

Football Manager 2015 Beta's Best Features: Our 4 Favorite Changes And Additions To This Year's Sim

Sports Interactive are currently offering a mutually beneficial Football Manager 2015 beta (which has been available since October 23 to those who pre-order the game before its November 7 launch), and it's allowed players to gather some thoughts on the title--here are our favorite additions.

Real Madrid

GRANADA vs. REAL MADRID Live Stream FREE Online: 2014 La Liga Table, Live Coverage from Granada, Projected Lineups and TACTICAL PREVIEW

Two clubs in opposite halves of the Liga BBVA table will do battle today in a league match between Granada and Real Madrid. The first-division clash scheduled for 2 p.m. ET will be held at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on beIN Sports.

Real Time Analytics