The Dark Knight Rises marks the third and final film in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed Batman trilogy. 8 years after the death of Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) in 2008’s The Dark Knight, Batman is gone and nowhere to be found. Crime rates are low in Gotham City due to the Dent Act, which gives more power to the police. This film was partially filmed in New York City, and locations from the movie can be seen on The Super Tour of NYC.
All goes well in the city until cat burglar Selina Kyle aka Cat Woman (Anne Hathaway) steals Wayne’s fingerprints and sells them to Wayne’s rival John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn), who later double crosses her. Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) finds out and he follows Daggett’s men in to the sewer. Once in the sewers, Gordon is captured by Bane. Gordon escapes from Bane (Tom Hardy) and is found by rookie officer John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). After Gordon escapes, Bane attacks the Gotham Stock Exchange by using Wayne’s fingerprints, which bankrupts Bruce Wayne himself. Wayne is forced in his role of Batman once again and tries to attack Bane. Batman loses and Bane reveals he wants to fulfill the mission of Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson) to destroy Gotham. Bane puts Batman in his underground prison and steals technology from Wayne Enterprises. When Batman is out of Bane’s way, he lures Gotham’s police department in the sewers and traps them inside.
Bane uses the tech from Wayne Enterprises to make a decaying neutron bomb and keep Gotham City hostage. Months after Wayne is captured, he finally escapes Bane’s underground prison and heads back to Gotham to rescue the city.
Some of the New York City locations seen in the movie include:
Gotham City Stock Exchange, which is really in Manhattan’s financial district. It is the JP Morgan Building located on 23rd Wall Street.
The entrance to Wayne Enterprises is actually Trump Tower on 725 Fifth Avenue.
When Bane is calling the shots and Gotham is sealed off, the bridge they use to show this is the Queensboro Bridge over the East River.
The final battle between Bane’s army and the freed police force is located at the crossing of Wall Street and William Street in Financial District Manhattan.
At the end of the movie they unveil a statue of Batman in front of Gotham City Hall. This city hall is located in Newark, New Jersey at 920 Broad Street.
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