Written November 30, 2014
HUGE fan of Batman and I did enjoy the first two Nolan movies but this one didnt do it for me. My only complaint of Bale as the Bat is the same as it has been through all three movies his voice as Batman is, to me, a distraction. Other than that he does very well in the role. Bane;s voice on the other hand REALLY bothered me. Aside from the Shaun Connery impression I could not understand a great deal of what he said...and I was in an IMAX theater with awesome sound. I didnt hate this movie but I think, as happens in Hollywood, they try to go so big and kinda of loose the story along the way. The reason the Averngers was so well done is they made a movie with a great appeal to non and casual comic fans but did the little things that connects with us comic nerds. Worth seeing but clearly the worst of the trilogy of Nolans...........oh and Batman was not in half the movie...I guess I just did not get it
Written October 23, 2014
Comparing villains or comparing scripts, between this movie and The Dark Knight, would be unfair. The Dark Knight was a genre-changing film. Despite a few minor flaws, this movie was still a highly-entertaining and exhilarating sequel. I'm already looking forward to seeing the movie again in theaters (ironically, the last movie I saw that I felt the same way about was The Dark Knight). Great flick!
Written August 09, 2012
The story is heavy and hopeful all at the same time. It runs a little long, but follows the graphic novel theme all the way till very last frame.
Written February 27, 2015
For a movie that is over 2.5 hours long, it goes pretty quick. Not the best of the trilogy, but absolutely worth seeing, especially in IMAX. There are some surprising twists but I feel most of the "shock and awe" was lost in the trailer.
Written July 20, 2012
This movie felt more like the middle part of a trilogy than the conclusion. Usually the middle part is the weakest, having to carry the story along until the third part wraps everything up with a bang. (Think The Two Towers in The Lord of the Rings series.) That's what this felt like to me, a by-the-numbers movie that had a checklist of points to hit without a satisfying, overarching story to link it all together.
Given the obvious set up for another movie, this is hardly the last film in the series so hopefully the next one can give us the big finish this one promised to provide.