Saw it today. Thought it was great, as good if not better than the 2nd one. Great acting, story and action.
Only thing that sucked is a manager at the concession stand wouldn't honor the free soda coupon that Paceteers posted. She said it was a scam or something. I said I didn't think it was but she wouldn't budge. Ended up buying sodas where we usually smuggle in our own soda,water and food. $20 for two sodas and popcorn is a crime. At least it was a early show for $6. -- "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
FYI: a low res english version of batman 3 is out today, but make sure you use a vpn/proxy to get it. peers are being pinged by Warner Brothers and a NY and UK based sniffer they may have subcontracted. after i watch it again i'll post my opinion of this movie.
Ok, went to see this Monday. I really enjoyed it. It didn't drag, and didn't seem like a near 3 hour movie.
Catwoman? Awwww yeah!
Complaints? Yes, I have a few, but my major one:
Bane being so "powerful" made sense in the comics, as he always pumped himself with venom which was basically roid-rage, the movie Bane wasn't this way, and thus his power didn't make sense. Sure, you can claim it's the mask blocking his pain that gives him the power, but it just doesn't work for me. They did a good job showing him as badass, but I just didn't like that. Breaking the venom lines was the way for Batman to beat him, or at least cut his overbearing power. Instead I'm to believe he healed from a broken back in such a short time frame, and was also far more powerful strength wise.
One other complaint was Bane was so damn hard to understand. Too many times I found myself saying "What the hell did you say?" So they should've done more to make what he says understandable.
But I'll be seeing it again with one of my friends when I go visit MA in a week. Looking forward to it.
Was it better than #2? I don't think so, but it was great in it's own way.
I think it came off as natural brute strength mixed with league of shadow training. I think he came off well because of how he choose to off the people that came in his way. It wasn't with a gun, but more physical strength manuvers.
Knee to face. Neck break. Back break. All feats of physical domination. -- Leaning out a window with a cocked shotgun. Driving up the block in the car they shot Pac in. Looking for Big's killers. Dressing ridiculous. Blue and red like I don't know what the big deal is.
Saw the movie yesterday. It was great and fit right in with the other 2 movies in my list of favorite movies of all time. Wasn't quite on Dark Knight's level (second movie) but it was close.
Bane was done well in my opinion. They pulled off making him seem larger than life and extremely powerful but following with the movie's theme of all these characters being based in real life situations. He wasn't huge because of drugs but because of his physical size and his training. Only gripe was having a hard time understanding him in some cases.
Catwoman was done amazingly. Anne Hathaway did a brilliant job!
I was a bit thrown off the back injury recovery but I looked past it. Would have been a bit easier to swallow if the time frame had been more than just a few months time to recover but not a big deal.
The back break itself was great tho! Just like the comics. haha
Overall, amazing flick and closes out the batman trilogy perfectly. I'll be pretty upset if this truly is the last Batman flick of this era. -- "The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can't, are both right. Which one are you?"
Given the ending I wonder too. Is it the end or is it the end with this cast and director?
The ending kinda irked me a bit - "I prefer your other name 'Robin'" - REALLY? That's lame, it would've made more "fans" happy to have her say "I prefer your other name, Dick Grayson / Tim Drake" If you GO by Robin, it would be a tough road to hoe if you make a masked man named Robin....... But he COULD skip Robin altogether and just become Nightwing.