Sunday, September 9, 2012
Review of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Novelization by Greg Cox
Photo Credit: Titan Books
Rating: 5 out of 5
I haven’t seen THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. I decided to read the novelization of the movie because I’m waiting until the movie comes out on DVD, but I love to read and I wanted to know what it was like to experience the story in written form. So this review is in light of having not seen the film.
The story of the THE DARK KNIGHT RISES follows the general rules of the final story in a trilogy in that the stakes are raised to incredible heights. Anything can happen and everyone is expendable. I was continually aware throughout the story that even Batman may not survive this journey. Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer created a story of a world in absolute destruction in desperate need of the redemption only a hero could provide.
I’ve always been a fan of Batman, and I was surprised by and excited that they borrowed from the Knightfall storyline of Bane’s breaking of Batman’s back. With Batman out of commission for much of the story, I still felt like I was reading an incredible story as several of Batman’s allies, such as Commissioner Gordon, Detective John Blake, and Lucius Fox, showed that anyone can be a hero, which happens to be one of the primary themes of the story.
Not having seen the movie yet, I felt like Greg Cox told the story very well and in a way that kept me turning pages, wanting to know how this story was going to end. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was an incredible exploration of human nature and our often desperate need for redemption. I loved how the story tied the whole trilogy together into one cohesive story.
I received this book for free for review from Titan Books, and the opinions contained in this review are completely my own