2012-07-22 [Sideways]: Yeah I agree. I didn't really like the batplane, I'm surprised you didn't bitch about bane, who they pretty much did a fairly bad job with. A ton of the dialogue was phony and some entire sequences were more hammed up than a bacon on bacon sandwich. Especially the prison pit scenes. All in all it was an enjoyable movie that the acting (despite the dialogue,) really saved, because the script was borderline garbage. Honestly it's kinda weird that despite my gripes with the portrayal of bane, the villain once again saved this movie. Christian bale is a terrible, truly bad bruce Wayne. Whenever he's not in the suit interacting with someone, particularly getting his bat-ass bat-kicked, he's not a cathartic character. He's annoying. But when batman overcomes overwhelming odds, then I get invested.
2012-07-22 [Ravenclaw]: I didn't find Bane all that bad. The voice was surprising and a little annoying but all in all I think Tom Hardy did a pretty good job. I could gripe about a lack of venom and such, but in order to realistically adapt a Mexican luchadore chemist into the Nolan-verse, I can deal with the changes that were made.
I really like Christian Bale as Bruce. I've liked him since American Psycho, but he doesn't seem like the same actor he was a few years ago. I could have really done without the mouth breathing.
2012-07-27 [Nioniel]: I'm going to go see this tonight. Wow, I didn't know it would be almost three hours, good to know, going into it, though. Val Kilmer is my favorite Batman. :)
2012-07-27 [Ravenclaw]: No offense or anything, I loved Val at the time he played Batman, but then I grew up and now, for that statement, you must die.
2012-07-27 [Nioniel]: *shrug* congrats on growing up?
2012-07-27 [Ravenclaw]: My Batman was Michael Keeton. I did go through a Val Kilmer phase shortly after Tombstone (93) which primed me up for Batman Forever (95), but as an adult, looking back on the difference between Keeton and Kilmer's Batmans, Keeton wins hands down. Though Forever will always hold a special place in my heart.
2012-07-27 [Nioniel]: Well, I just watched the new Batman, and I was not impressed. :/ Not that I expected to be, but it would have been a nice surprise. Christian Bale is a horrible Batman. And Bane's voice was fucking awful. Couldn't understand half of what he said. Also, I assume your Beef #2 was the same point that the entire theater of people gasped at. I agree, a very predictable "twist".
2012-07-27 [Ravenclaw]: Bane's voice I believe was supposed to be alarming and Christian Bale was a fine Batman in the beginning. But yes, that particular twist near the end, yeah.
2012-07-28 [Nioniel]: Meh.