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Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. Written by
While doing promotional interviews for the film Tom Hardy stated that the most difficult parts of the movie to shoot were the fight scenes. Not because of the physicality of them, but because he was such a huge Batman fan growing up that he said "it felt like I was beating up my childhood hero". However he also said that despite his worship of the character, the moment Chris Nolan yelled 'action' Hardy just started throwing punches as hard as he could. See more »
Many instances of Bane's henchman attacking one at a time and not reacting at all when being ambushed. See more »
I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone... inspires us the way he did. I believed in Harvey Dent.
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The title does not appear onscreen until after the last scene and before the end credits. See more »
Bad guys: have selective omniscience, perfect security, complete willingness to die for a very obscure cause. Perfect precision in operation. Good guys: Absolute idiots, useless in a fight, completely disorganized.
Plot: Riddled with holes you could drive truck through, even contradicting itself five minutes later because, apparently, the scriptwriter couldn't be bothered to care.
Motivations of characters: None, on either side. Stuff just happens. The stated goals of the characters make no sense, but then very little does.
Time scale: Disjointed. Things that should take months take minutes and vice verse.
Fun level: Zero. No character in this film is particularly sympathetic. Action sequences are dull and look exactly like previous outings, not to mention none of them are of any consequence, solving nothing. Of course, you may enjoy pointless beatings, but don't expect them to advance the plot--whatever the plot is.
This film is the Mass Effect 3 of the superhero film.
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