Chris Nolan's Batman saga comes to an end. Is TDKR a worthy finale, or has the Curse of the Third Movie struck even the mighty Nolan?. Review: Stunning Conclusion to an Epic Trilogy - Not being a huge fan of superhero movies, I didn't have much expectations for Batman Begins. However. The Dark Knight Rises, the final Batman film in Christopher Nolan's trilogy starring Christian Bale, is a sinewy crime epic with some breathless. Where they lose control. Your punishment must be more severe. The Sound of Music has a confidence and a sense of moral purpose that warms the hardest heart, says Sarah Crompton. Nolan has long harboured an ambition to make a Howard Hughes biopic: So is The Dark Knight Rises better than The Dark Knight? TDK gave us the people trapped on the boats having to choose their fates.