Loc: Gotham City
Originally Posted By: JT
The Dark Knight Rises
Ties up the trilogy decently. Not better than Dark Knight. Barely better than Batman Begins honestly. And that has more to do with the bigger personalities of Bane and Selina Kyle. And Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) does a great job.
Bain is one of the best and strongest villains of any comic inspired film. Not better than Heath Ledger's Joker, but he stands tall. Too many villains just stand back and let their henchmen fight. And barely fight their protagonist. Not Bain. Rather smart too, even though it's still hard to understand what he's saying at times (not all the time) with your mind and ears playing overtime trying to decipher (since lip reading is out of the question)
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Some of the plot holes was ridiculous. I'm not sure there was any reason that cement driver was at wall street. Trapping 3000+ cops underground was so ridiculous. Sending like 90%+ of your police force anywhere like that is a stupid strategy. And then honestly there's no escape route at all? at all? Then there's Batman. Looking crippled. Suddenly he puts his suit on and he's spry like a 28 year old. That's not a super suit. Then there's Alfred being whiney scared the whole movie. Yeah you failed the Wayne's. You should've supported him better instead of finally going your way thinking he would follow. Batman needed all the help possible, and Alfred could've helped (possibly get out the bain jail faster) Miranda was a nice twist. She felt suspicious most of the movie though, always thrusting herself into situations. I knew though she was the kid that escaped the jail, mostly because it was too obvious her protector in there was Bain. Then she was pulled from Gordon's team that was "exiled". Oddly enough this was the best anyone has ever treated the Robin character with such respect. Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle was great. Thankfully they didnt do the silly cat-takeover story. It worked this way.
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Alfred wasn't whining. He was done. he didn't want to see it anymore, so he quit. There's a difference between whining and getting tired of seeing your surrogate son get ready to nearly kill himself years later once he's past his prime. That's a great toll for anyone to take, and he saw it completely destroy him emotionally once. Why on Earth would he want to do it again. He was left no recourse, and his last hope was that quitting would make Bruce realize that it was time to stop. Also, Bruce was not at the top of his game as soon as he put the suit on. The complete and utter trouncing Bane gave him showed how truly out of it he was. This was no longer the man who could take on an army by himself. This was an unsure shell of a man who got broken. It was The breaking that enabled him to even come back and fight Bane. What you see at the end is a fully rejuvenated, ready to go Batman. At the start? This is a guy who wishes he was ready to come back and do some heavy lifting, and he was wrong.