I actually have to agree on the pacing of Batman/Bruce Wayne becoming crippled on and off. I thought it was a little too much but I did like seeing him rise out of The Pitt.
Saying that The Pitt was one of my favorite scenes in the film, I wish it was a bit longer showing him on his final last try up. It was cool seeing him broken and to RISE but I wish it was more impactful than just him jumping and then skipping most of it. Maybe the reason I liked it so much was because it wasn't filled with explosions and people dying but instead it was a more quieter moment and showed that any person can fall, but with courage, hope, and anger could make you overcome your fears and conquer them. I could be taking The Pitt too far, but I absolutely loved it.
Alright for the police charging the criminals at the end, I did find it a little too ridiculous because all these criminals have guns and you're just going to charge them?? The one thing I wanted to see was an all out brawl between both sides in that street which they kinda showed in the trailer. I thought I was going to be wowed and I was actually on the edge of my seat waiting for it to happen but it never showed.
The thing I absolutely LOVED in this film was Robin John Blake. Not only is Joseph Gordon-Levitt my favorite actor, but in this film he just blew me away. I was totally invested in him and he was the thing that made me enjoy the film more. Seeing how uncorrupted, dedicated, and herioc made me root for him. Hopefully we can get a film about him someday?? I honestly do think he should be in the Batman universe instead of this film alone. Whiny fanboy,”But his name is Robin, and Robin is in the comics.” First of all, go fcuk yourself because there was no John Blake in the comics and Robin's character never had the name of Robin dipsh!t.
I've been seeing stuff about this film being super emotional and people crying but the only time I got a little bit of tears in my eyes was when Batman died (I know, but to me Bruce Wayne lived and Batman died. NOT Batman lived or whatnot.) I just couldn't find anything else to be super emotional about, maybe Alfred's last talk with Bruce about Rachel's letter was pretty impactful.
To me personally, I found The Dark Knight Rises to be less memorable. I still have scenes in my head from The Dark Knight where the police go into the construction building and Batman is trying to save the real hostages while trying to get the SWAT team to stop. Most of the stuff that I remembered was mainly due to the trailers but I did enjoy seeing Robin Blake having the Bat-Cave at the end was probably the most memorable and The Pitt. The fight where Batman has his back broken was a little too quick and didn't feel quite memorable as it should have been.
I have few things that bothered me terribly after exiting the theater and thought about. During the final fight, where the hell are all the civilians?? It seemed like all the city consisted of was cops and orphans. If I was in the city (and I bet some of you guys would too) I'd fight back and take back the city I love (although I know I'd get my ass handed to me badly ). Whiny fanboy,”But they are in there houses trying to stay safe from the fight.” Well, if the word is spreading around the city that a nuclear bomb is about to go off, I sure as hell either do 2 things: Fight or get the fcuk out of there.
The second thing that bothered me was the final battle with Bane and Batman. It just happened so quick and it seemed anti-climatic because it just didn't have the feel of THIS IS IT. I was really disappointed with that alot…
The third thing that bothered me is the whole nuke thing at the end. I know Bane is a terrorist and stuff but nuking a whole city just felt a little too much and save the world-ish for me. Hopefully you guys understand the short paragraphs…
And the twist and turns in the plot. I saw them ALL coming besides the Robin thing, of course. I kinda thought Batman would die and Blake would inherit or become the new Batman before I saw the film and it happened! The whole Talia Al Ghul thing was hinted all through out the trailers (at least it was for me). What else? I don't know but it's as if Christopher and Jonathan Nolan went in my damn dreams and stole those plot points . Lol
Oh and Bruce Wayne's prints. I wished Batman's identity would be revealed and during the final battle, Bruce would have everything but his mask on and fighting for his city. I don't know but it sounds cool to me…
Overall, I really enjoyed the film despite the flaws I listed. I highly enjoyed Robin Blake alot on screen and wished he was in the Batman universe. Is it the perfect, epic, and best Batman story to have come out? Not in my opinion but it's a pretty damn good film. Hopefully when I get the chance to read Knightfall and No Man's Land, they'll be the Batman story for me. Maybe even The Long Halloween….