The Dark Knight Rises

(PG-13) ★★★☆☆

Christopher Nolan’s third installment in his Batman reboot trilogy is intense. Maybe too intense. The slaughter piles higher and higher, each triumph feeling like a reprieve from the next 9/11. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has slunk into exile. Bane (Tom Hardy) has taken the Joker’s place and plans to loose anarchy on Gotham. What follows is refreshingly not 3-D, and mostly not CGI. This one is good, but a bit much.