number none wrote:i can't relate to the people saying they enjoyed it as "candy" or whatever either. As others have said, there wasn't one memorable moment of action in this thing. Even Batman's big return ("you are in for a show tonight") was really poorly handled. Avengers just worked better on every conceivable level.
this was my big problem. i thought there was zero candy factor, zero entertainment factor, zero fist pump factor. i guess a good deal of the most memorable parts of dark knight were ledger/joker stuff, but there were still a handful of scenes of batman just being batman that i sort of consider iconic in terms of what this trilogy left with us. when the bat bike ejects out of the batmobile, the whole extraction scene, etc. a lot of memorable stuff.
there's very little of that in this one. the first bane fight was incredibly affecting, the coda was obviously pretty fun though totally low hanging fruit. it all just seemed almost deliberately devoid of crowd-pleasing action, whereas that's pretty much all dark knight was doing up until that muddled last 40 minutes or so.
these are things people have said, but i can't get past it.
also, as someone mentioned earlier, there was just very little batman in this. maybe that reflects some of the comics or something--greater gotham concerns, supporting cast playing a bigger part, etc--and i did like how blake and selena fit into the story here, but it was almost like an origins movie for those two.