Brief Batman review
This review is not likely to make The Phil happy.
In a word: Tedious
Joseph Gordon Leavitt – fantastic as always. Happy to see him join the cast.
Anne Hathaway – stunning and fantastic cast
Tom Hardy – wasted cast of a good actor
Storyline – meh. It’s Bane. I despised the Bane storyline in the comics. I despise it here, despite the mix with the League storyline.
I just wanted the whole middle of the movie to get moving, already.
The OAM says he needs to watch it again because he thinks he probably missed something. It seemed like it should have been better. I said I’d see it again when it is out to rent but can’t guarantee I wouldn’t fall asleep in the middle just to avoid the bullshit 99%-er platitudes. Sure, Nolan rebuffs the 99%-er diatribe and Bane is simply using them for his own ends, but sitting through an hour of it wears on me to the point that I want to slit my wrists to escape.
As a continuation of Nolan’s vision of Batman, it’s good. If I didn’t have a white hot burning hatred of Bane I might have liked this more and I fully admit that my review may be colored by that.
Go see it at least at matinee prices if you like the Nolan Batman movies. See what you think.