Our second outing of the then-christened Irreverent Cineastes Podcast saw Jon and Andrew taking down one of their biggest bête noires: the much anticipated and even more over-appreciated The Dark Knight Rises. What follows is a very thorough, insightful examination of a very flawed movie that could have been the finale to one of the great film trilogies, but instead dropped the bomb – I mean ball - in what we feel was a very, very bigway. A really good listen no matter what side of the aisle you fell on with this one, as we both make the case that this movie wasn’t nearly as good as you wanted it to be. We experienced a number of technical issues when this was first recorded, so kudos to Andrew’s editing skills for turning this into something well worth listening to. Explicit language.
Content Advisory: Lots of general Batman geekiness, the word “testicles” being bandied around with shocking frequency, criticisms of Christopher Nolan, discussions of neoconservative allegory, "Robin," the narrative potential of fight scenes, obligatory romance, terrible Bane impressions, and even-worse Michael Caine impersonations.