Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) has come up in the world of showbiz as director, producer and screenwriter. His thriller "Memento" (2000) was noticed by critics and audiences all over the world, so it happened that after "Insomnia" (2002) Nolan saw the "bat signal": Warner Brothers had flopped "Batman & Robin" and were looking for a new and "unknown" director for a more successful approach on their follow up – a Batman trilogy. As it turned out they had scored touchdown with Nolan: "Batman Begins" became one of the Top-Ten box office hits in 2005. Spiced up with a dark an rather intelligent storyline, strong characters and the central themes of the batman series: fear and antagonism. He actually may have read Frank Miller's Batman. "The Dark Knight" became an even greater success in 2008: Some critics obviously had seen "the best comic book adaption into film ever made". "The Dark Knight Rises" is the finale for Nolan's life with Batman and brings the character to a surprisingly dark end in 2012. After a rather long break from the crime fighting life Bruce Wayne meets his greatest challenge. According to recent political doctrines that build the core of literally EVERY modern and US made action movie of late the new supervillain "Bane" is even worse than bad: he's a terrorist. (I only remeber one recent film that did not bother with that concept and showed no orange suits at all: "Avengers" – thanks Joss, didn't hurt a bit). While Christian Bale starring Batman/Bruce Wayne tries to keep enemy Bane in check, he fights his usual inner turmoil and at the same time lives up to the fact that he is "the darkest and edgiest of all superhero comic book creations" ever. Nolan wil take his leave of "Batman" but still Bob Kane's and Bill Finger's antagonistic superhero will offer us entertainment for many years to come.