By Darren Franich
July 28, 2012 at 01:00 PM EDT
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At two hours and 45 minutes, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is officially the longest superhero movie ever.* Appropriately, Rises has inspired our longest podcast yet. This week, Jeff Jensen and I do a deep, deep dive into the Bat-threequel. There are things we admire about it. There are things we don’t admire about it. There are some outright silly plots twists. There are themes…or should I say, THEMES! In short, it’s the most ambitious blockbuster movie of the summer, and it deserves careful consideration. A word of warning: There’s no way of talking about the meaning of Rises without talking about the film’s conclusion, so for god’s sake, BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!!

Listen to the complete podcast below, or check us out in the iTunes store.

Listeners, we want to hear from you. If you have big ideas about Dark Knight Rises, or Christopher Nolan’s whole Bat-trilogy, or you just want to get into an argument about whether “No Man’s Land” was a better ongoing story arc than “Knightfall,” tweet at us at @EWDocJensen and @EWDarrenFranich.

*Unless you count Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Watchmen. But let’s not.

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