I recently caught The Dark Knight Rises, and I was impressed. It began a little slowly, but the middle and ending were strong. I thought the filmmakers missed an opportunity to make a strong statement about personal sacrifice by how they ended the movie, but I understand why they went with a more uplifting ending. I will not be any more specific than that for those who have not seen it yet, but do not let that comment detract from the overall quality of the movie. It is really strong. I do not know if it is as good as The Dark Knight. I may watch that one again so I can more accurately compare the two. Still, go ahead and see The Dark Knight Rises. It is really good.