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Most notably the movie builds on the mythos of Trek in measurable and significant ways.
When John Williams' thundering score kicked in, the outside world melted away and I was, for all intents and purposes, a kid again.
From time to time, the feeling that things are being stretched a little thin is tangible, but, for the most part, it's a stirring, gripping adventure.
It's well-written, brilliantly directed, engrossing, and, (perhaps) most importantly, laced with moments of welcome seriousness.
Without a doubt, Lincoln casts the former President in a positive, "grandfatherly" light more often than it does a dastardly dictatorial one, but it chooses...
It doesn't settle for simply capitalizing on the formula that's made the series work for so long.
It's simultaneously accessible and alienating, a movie that's a swamp of symbolism, daring viewers to blink lest they become mired in the muck.
We're handed a movie that becomes increasingly dumber---and thus increasingly less significant---with each passing frame.
I found myself constantly predicting the next plot-point and noting how much more effectively it was handled in the Schwarzenegger original.
The Dark Knight Rises is incredibly ambitious and incredibly satisfying; it's also the best film of the trilogy.