'Dark Knight Rises' Reviews Are In, The Verdict: Awesome

Fans have been chomping at the bat for news on whether or not the latest chapter in director Christopher Nolan's caped crusader saga delivers on the promise of his previous two Batman films, and now that reviews for "The Dark Knight Rises" are filtering in it's safe to say that it does, in spades.

Though many of these early reviews are tempered with the notion that it doesn't quite live up to the Heath Ledger-dominated second installment, as the closing act in a comic book trilogy it is inspiring high praise as well as high-minded discussion of what Nolan's vision of capitalism run amok means in the current socioeconomic climate.

But don't worry, though there may be politics, there's also a great deal of punching.

"If it never quite matches the brilliance of 2008's 'The Dark Knight,' this hugely ambitious action-drama nonetheless retains the moral urgency
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