When the Sabrina the Teenage Witch show aired as part of ABC's TGIF lineup, I thought it was the neatest show (but Boy Meets World had it beat, hands down) since the animatronic cat on the program was named Salem and was voic...
The final film in a trilogy has so much at stake going for it. Not only do they have to tie everything together in a satisfactory way, they must do so in a way that justifies everything that has been built up towards the conclusion. With Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the stakes were raised so highly, both canonically and critically with 2008's The Dark Knight. While the film ended in a manner that set itself up for a third and final entry to Nolan's brilliant take on Batman mythos, it's hard to deny that Heath Ledger's spectacular portrayal of Batman's greatest nemesis, The Joker, would be hard to follow.
Did The Dark Knight Rises bring proper closure to everything Nolan and company has pieced together? More importantly, was it better than The Dark Knight? The answer may surprise you.
Sometimes you just have to put your romantic comedy hat on for a movie. There are some movies that will only work if you forget about real issues and emotions and facts and remember that people coming to the film are just looking for a laugh. What to Expect When You're Expecting is one of these movies. Unfortunately, even when you put your romantic comedy hat on it isn't that funny.
If you'd like a review that ignores the general idiocy of the film because it's meant to be a comedy then this isn't for you. I'm perfectly comfortable ignoring some idiocy in order to have a good time (just check out my Battleship review), but I have to be rewarded with a good time to do it.