Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. Good or bad?

#1
Just watched this at the local screen, amazing film, never walked out of a film and felt completely happy with what I've seen.

Obviusly the totty that plays cat women (real name?) was brilliant.

Also, how much did Tom Hardy have to build up for that roll as bane? Fcuking beast!

Anyone else seen this? What are your views?

P.S I looked around (using search) no other threads I'm aware of about this film. Apologise if there is already.
 
#4
Tom Hardy was in this last year Warrior (2011) - IMDb so probably didn't need to bulk up too much to play Bane.
He also bulked up for playing Charles Bronson "Britains most dangerous prisoner" AKA "Daft twat that spends 30 yrs locked up cos he's too thick to conform."
 
#6
Felt the same way about the latest Batman installment as I did with Prometheus - that I'd been ripped off with plot inconsistencies, unanswered questions etc to get sucked in to paying for the subsequent sequels. Still the best the cinema has to offer this summer though (unfortunately).

Tom Hardy was ace as Bane though, good character performances & brings a lot to a film just like Mark Strong.
 
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#7
Felt the same way about the latest Batman installment as I did with Prometheus - that I'd been ripped off with plot inconsistencies, unanswered questions etc to get sucked in to paying for the subsequent sequels. Still the best the cinema has to offer this summer though (unfortunately).

Tom Hardy was ace as Bane though, good character performances & brings a lot to a film just like Mark Strong.
I completey agree with everything you've just said.

Though Batman was far better than Prometheus.

Banes voice did sound like Patrick Stewart however.
 
#8
The dark knight was better easily but I think dark knight rises was still good.

Bane was easily the best thing in the film by far! They should of just made the film about him? Pretty much did already.
 
#10
I was disappointed. weak plot (sending every single cop into the sewers?, underground prison from which they have to climb up the wall instead of using the rope which was hanging there !!!!. SAM`s that are slower than a heli !! ) The baddy was about as threatning as a disco bouncer, not a touch on Heath Ledger in the last film.
 
#12
Did they ever explain precisely what Name's hold on his men was? I know they were all orphans and that they were working on a plan to change the order of things, but that doesn't seem reason enough for his men to happily die for it.
 
#14
Glad I'm not the only one who didn't think it was great. I contemplated seeing it again because I felt like maybe I'd missed something. It was a good film, but definitely not better than Dark Knight, and even a bit disappointing in comparison to it.
 
#15
Hard to equal the last one, which was a bit stodgy but had Ledger's sparkling Joker.

Kotke had this on a possible inspiration.
[video=youtube;uUFklia47WM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUFklia47WM&feature=player_embedded[/video]
 
#16
It's one of those films that looks good but if you engage your brain falls apart. Felt the ending was a bit naff.

I know this is the end of the current Batman trilogy (they're making way for a reboot) but are they planning on doing something with Robin? If not what was the point of his bit in the ending scenes?
 
#17
It's one of those films that looks good but if you engage your brain falls apart. Felt the ending was a bit naff.

I know this is the end of the current Batman trilogy (they're making way for a reboot) but are they planning on doing something with Robin? If not what was the point of his bit in the ending scenes?
The ending definitely felt like they were setting up a fourth movie.
 
#18
It's a given that thy will make robin "the new batman" or they'll actually make a robin trilogy (which would be absolutely w@nk)

But seeing the flood light with the batman logo on it may suggest that it's for batman to "rise once more" either way I can't imagine that other bloke being any good at wearing that suit and shouting with a deep voice.
 
#19
{geek hat on}The bit at the end was an attempt to stick relatively close to the origional comics. From what I remember, Bane cripples Bruce Wayne, who then trains up another batman to defeat him. Later using his resources and intellect to come up with some kind of cure for his paralysis.

Also robin goes on to become a superhero in his own right under the guise of nightstalker. {geek hat off}
 

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