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Just a general discussion of the movie, with spoilers and all. Just to start it off, what were your guys' favorite moments?
Mine is, without a doubt, when Batman has Bane pretty much beat and he tells him "When I have the trigger, then you have MY permission to die."
Also, if this discusion is happening elsewhere, feel free to re-direct me to wherever that may be.
I don't think Blake was a representation of any Robin at all! I think he's a completely different character with a Robin reference tacked on!
How is Gordon a vigilante? He obeys the rules, even when Joker shot his daughter he told Batman not to kill him, the only way he goes outside the law is outsourcing some police work to Batman!
Worst part of the film was Bane going "Impossible!" That was a bitch of a facepalm moment.
I loved this movie. I was happy to see Bruce get the ending he deserved after all the crap he had to put up with, even if some people wanted a darker ending. Some of the movie seemed strained, like Blake talking to Bruce about knowing he was Batman. That felt random to me. Bane was epic, though! His death was so anticlimactic. Altogether I thought TDKR rounded out the trilogy very well.
Yeah the happy ending was a nice way of closing it.
One of my favorite moments is the opening sequence with Bane on the airplane and it gave me huge chills from watching it. The thing that I didn't like was that Bale goes over the top with his frogged in voice of Batman while he interrogates Bane. It was so over the top that the audience i went with last night went AWOL and laughed their asses off. Also, who the hell was that chick who lives with Selina?
Favorite moment was probably the climbing out of the pit scene. I didn't really like the first fight with Bane. Here's Batman the guy known for relying on his quick wits and tools can think of nothing to do when getting obviously bested in a fight other than throw a smoke bomb and briefly try to hide in the dark.
It made Batman look like an idiot, the way he just kept running back in and then getting punched down again. The action itself wasn't too great either, I'm not expecting crazy kung-fu flips but something more like say Jason Bourne hand to hand stuff rather than awkward punches because the suit is probably too restricting.
Bane's death was also incredibly anti-climatic, and I didn't care so much for the twist. It made Bane just seem like one of Talia's goons. Blake figuring out Bruce way Batman with his orphan powers wasn't so great for me either. I could go on but I still enjoyed the movie.
People keep bitching about the whole Blake finding out Bruce was Batman scene. Granted, it could've been explained a LITTLE better, but it did make SOME sense. Blake was an orphan, and when Bruce was telling him and the other boys about how you have to "put on a mask, to show them what they want to see", Blake added two and two together, and figured that Bruce Wayne had some sort of double life. Add that with the whole "mask" part, and the fact that Wayne Enterprise's millions could easily fund Batman, and Bruce Wayne = Batman.
Also, on the subject of finding out who Batman is, did anyone else think that Reese from TDK should've played The Riddler in this movie? He already knew Batman's identity, and he seemed smart enough to some up with clues and such.
I liked that scene, a lot. It's not like Bruce threw his hands up and said "YOU GOT ME!!" to confirm anything this kid was saying. It was demonstrating how much Bruce and Blake were Kindrid spirits. A kindred spirit a better candidate than Chris O'donnell every time.
I honestly don't remember anyone named Reese from TDK. I'm sure I'll find out who you mean when this trilogy comes out on Blu-Ray.
He was the member of Wayne Enterprises who figured out who Batman was, was going to tell everyone on the news, but then the Joker put out a call saying if Reese isn't dead within the hour, he (the Joker) would blow up a hospital.