M'eh. Is this really the benchmark for blockbuster movies?
Another overlong snoozefest. About 20 minutes of great, fun Batman stuff (the Bat was cool) and two hours of turgid dialogue and yawn inducing speeches.
Suffered the same problems, for me, as The Dark Knight did: Seemed like Nolan wasn't interested in making a Batman film, and thought it was sophisticated and intelligent, but was prone to stupidity.
For all the emotional engagement I had with the film, I probably could have stayed home and played the score really loud. It would have had the same effect. It really is one of the loudest, most honking, in your face scores for years. It would be half the film it is without it.
I know a film had failed for me when I walk out and the conversation with my friend is just a list of questions:
How does Bruce Wayne get back into Gotham?
Why do several scenes move from daylight to night-time in the space of a few minutes?
Who left the big rope outside the 'pit' and was that not a bit risky? Come to think of it, how does Bruce Wayne get back from there with no money?
Why does the 'energy bomb' have a HUGE FUCKING DIGITAL COUNTDOWN ON IT?
How can Batman walk on thin ice, and how did he manage to do the big bat logo in petrol without anyone noticing?
So, is Bane dead then?