the dark knight rises: my review
typical macho american excess. too long, convoluted, overdone. i sat there for at least a full hour asking: “WHEN THE EFF WILL THIS BE OVER?!” that’s not to say it was all bad. there was SO much good in it — effects, characters, mythology — but the balance was off. too much yin, not enough yang. with some editing it could have been soooo much better. great, even. tell that to the giant egos who make these things. nobody checks them. outcome: a forgettable film. it’s a shiny object for the summer of 2012, but not one for posterity. i guess not everything needs to be. i guess people just want some big mindless sizzle in the summer time. and the bean-counters just want their box office billions. and that’s fine. but it bums me out nonetheless to see a film like that not reach its full storytelling potential.
i thought the bane character was awesome. cracks me up that rush limbaugh and the right wing nutjobs think it was calculated villification of romney’s bain capital. the comic book character was created in 1993. give me an effin break. so silly. there is never a lack of conspiracy theories in the media, that’s for sure.
i sort of thought bane looked like the enuch from game of thrones, though i couldn’t imagine that dude being so jacked. i did some imdb sleuthing. turns out the actor’s name is tom hardy – and he is wicked hot in a slap me around kinda way.