What’s wrong with The Dark Knight Rises
Not that I have the illusion that anyone would care about my opinion on The Dark Knight Rises (this usually makes for good bar banter, but hey), but I do have to share my 4 gripes with the movie that is hailed as the Best Movie Since Def Leppard’s “Dark Side Of The Moon”.
Needless to say: SPOILERS ABOUND. If you haven’t seen the movie, just stop here. Right now.
OK, here goes.
1. Bane breaking Batman’s back. An enormously huge moment in Batman mythology. Yet, it’s treated like just a footnote in the movie — not really like a major, MAJOR event.
2. Bane’s final scene. For someone who’s presented/advertised as the major villain in this movie, he sure gets a whimper of an exit. Think about it — do you even remember how/where he ended up? Major characters like this deserve a more memorable ending.
3. You really can not recover from a broken back (and come back in tip-top shape) within the course of several months. Yes, yes, I know it’s not a documentary, but for a movie that takes itself this seriously, this is ridiculously unrealistic.
4. For a BATMAN movie, how many minutes of screen time did the BATMAN character actually get?
(5. BONUS GRIPE: the main poster, see image on the left, is actually pretty bad)
It’s not a bad movie, of course. Come on! And especially Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway are excellent. But the four points above DO bug me, and what keeps me from calling this good movie a GREAT movie.