Christian Bale : Bruce Wayne
Gary Oldman : Commissioner Gordon
Tom Hardy : Bane
Anne Hathaway : Selina
Morgan Freeman : Fox
Michael Caine : Alfred
Haley Ramm : Abby Boyd
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City… the very city which brands him an enemy.
Our bat-friend has never really captivated me. I’ve seen both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight“. I can barely remember anything from the first movie. I guess I wasn’t really impressed by that one. “The Dark Knight” on the other hand did, and that because of the charismatic figure “The Joker“. A figure without rancor and with a phenomenal crazy look.
That’s something I really missed a little bit here. Bane was the personification of intense hatred and had a very menacing look, but the feeling I got was not more then “Oh-ok-again-another-bad-guy”…. And then they started with names like Ra’s al Ghul. I don’t have the faintest idea who that person is.
There was once in the 80’s a broadcast a whole day of American Television on Dutch Television, which ended with the movie “Klute”. They also programmed an episode of Batman and Robin from that time, where they used fake text balloons during every fight. Batman and Robin also were running around in such gay-looking costumes. Actually I thought that was really hilarious.
Batman‘s current costume obviously looks much more slick and tough. But besides the fact that the text-balloons are gone, the action scenes still follow the same pattern. Something that nerves me always. It’s like everyone neatly awaits his turn to get sucker-punched during a fistfight. It looks a bit ridiculous in the nature of “Wow yeah now it’s my turn because the last one got his ass kicked and lies on the floor knocked out.“
I’m really positive about the action part. That’s something to lick your chops. The SFX is mostly top notch and the settings of Gotham City look very impressive. But the overall tempo of the movie is quite slow with lots of dialogues and things I couldn’t place since I’m not a real Batman adept. So the only thing I could do was wait until the action broke loose.
Of course there’s also a bit of female beauty to admire and that in the form of Catwoman (I presume) played by Anne Hathaway, who looked immensely appetizing in that leather, latex suit. The scene where she bends over on the Batpod with her perky butt stretched up in the air, is etched in my memory. This image alone was worth a point !
My rating 5/10
Links : IMDB