haha not over the top much. they had to top the opening bank heist from TDK and they absolutely did. Yes, IMAX is the only way to see this, well worth the $$ and long drive out.
My biggest complaint is that it's too short and needed more breathing space. Would have liked it to be 3.5 hr long. I thought Bane's fate could have been handled a bit more precisely. This film is not without its flaws but they're small when you take in the scope, the story and sheer spectacle.
Your sig reminds me of how great all the Bruce/Alfred exchanges were. He didn't have much screen time but Caine had the most moving scenes.
Bane did have the best lines in the film tho. Bane vs Bats throwdown in the sewers (intensely brutal, can't believe Nolan put that in the film but it was a great salute to comic book fans), the football stadium speech, the Blackgate prison speech, the way Hardy delivered those lines was remarkable.
Was the audio really loud in IMAX for you too? I literally felt my ears hurting.
I agree that it's too short. I can't believe people have said it was draggy. Just like TDK, I was on the edge of my seat the whole movie; but unlike TDK, it never once felt like an over-assault on the senses. And I totally agree that Michael Caine had the most moving scenes. The last scene he had with Christian Bale was one of my favourite scenes in the entire trilogy - cried again the second time I watched it.
Yeah, hardy's acting was really mostly via the delivery of the lines since he was masked for the whole movie save for like 3 seconds, so that means his performance will be underrated. I only really appreciated how fantastic his delivery was the second time I watched it. He really embodied the character, which is why it's sad that his character's fate and te Miranda reveal were a bit anticlimactic. He should've been given a better treatment.
Lastly, sewer showdown - fucking amazing. Fucking. Amazing. Can't wait to watch it for the third time this Sunday.
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