Having seen The Dark Knight Rises a few times now I have to say that Tom Hardy's performance as Bane has left quite an impression!
Chris Nolan's Batman movies have adapted & interpreted classic Bat foes such as The Joker, Two Face, Scarecrow & Ras Al Ghul in a manner that honour's their comic book counterparts whilst elevating them to new heights through excellent writing, direction & top notch acting. As a comic comic villain I never felt the same power & thrill with Bane on the printed page as with the above named rogues however in TDKR I saw a text book example of taking in my opinion a sub par character from the comic book source material & transforming that character into something extraordinary in the cinematic medium.
Whilst the movie overall really won me over it was Hardy & Nolan's Bane that really blew me away!
And kudos to Anne Hathaway who completely knocked it out of the park as a very definitive Catwoman.
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