Co-stars share love of Bat­cy­cle

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

Bale shared a mu­tual en­joy­ment for the Bat­cy­cle with the late Heath Ledger. The star of the Bat­man fran­chise has re­called his mem­o­ries of work­ing with the su­per­hero’s ve­hi­cles on set, shar­ing in the Aus­tralian ac­tor’s en­joy­ment of the ‘‘in­cred­i­ble bike’’. Ledger por­trayed The Joker in The Dark Knight, which was re­leased in 2008 – the same year he died. ‘‘I never got to fly the Bat but it was a hell of a thrill just to sit on it, it’s an in­cred­i­ble bike,’’ Bale re­calls. ‘‘Heath en­joyed that too. He never got to do it in the movie, but a cou­ple of times in the out-takes he got the chance to do so.’’ brainy Lu­cius Fox, Aussie Ben Mendelsohn as a greedy busi­ness­man, and In­cep­tion alumni Mar­ion Cotil­lard and Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt.

Nolan is bril­liant at cre­at­ing high stakes – the kind that make you grasp the edge of your seat and where ev­ery­thing is down to the wire.

Chaos reigns throughout this lat­est Bat­man film – there are epic ac­tion se­quences in­volv­ing col­laps­ing football sta­di­ums, thou­sands fight­ing in the streets and high-speed Batmobile chases.

The Dark Knight Rises is a thrilling and fit­ting con­clu­sion to this saga, which lives up to ex­pec­ta­tions.

It may be Nolan’s last Bat­man film but it’s un­likely to be the last time we see the Caped Cru­sader on the big screen.

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