"The Dark Knight Rises" is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan and the final installment in the Batman trilogy. The film stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, alongside a cast including Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The story picks up eight years after the events of the previous film, "The Dark Knight," with Bruce Wayne retired from his role as Batman and living a reclusive life in his mansion. However, he is forced to return to action when a new threat emerges in the form of the ruthless and physically imposing Bane (Tom Hardy), who plans to destroy Gotham City.
As Batman battles Bane and tries to save Gotham, he is aided by a variety of allies, including the resourceful cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) and the young police officer John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Meanwhile, Wayne also deals with personal struggles, including his failing health and his past relationships.
"The Dark Knight Rises" was highly anticipated prior to its release and received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising its themes, performances, and action sequences. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $1.08 billion worldwide.