I thought they handled the Lazarus pit really well. Loved how they turned it into a prison where you are 'reborn' if you manage to escape it. When Bruce was attempting the leap of faith (Assassins Creed
) without a rope while the prisoners were chanting.. was just
Liam Neeson's cameo was good, Dr Crane's as well. They made a subtle reference to Killer Croc as well I think. I woud have liked to see homage being paid to Ledger. I know Nolan stated that he wasn't going to involve anything Joker in TDKR out of respect to Ledger, but imo it would have been more respectful to have actually mentioned it in some way.
Just when Batman kicked Bane into the room with Miranda in City Hall, I knew she would reveal herself to be Talia. Marion Cotillard did really well, I was impressed.
One of my few real criticisms would be that Bane didn't get the death that he deserved. Tom Hardy did brilliantly to portray a chilling villain, shout out to Anne Hathaway as well for doing great as well. Christian Bale was consistent again and remains as my favourite Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The graveyard scene where Alfred breaks down almost made me tear up even though I just knew they wouldn't have killed off Bruce. Terrific acting by Michael Caine, not just at that moment but in every in all 3 films in the trilogy.
The ending was cliched but I wanted Bruce to survive so I am pleased that he got the happy ending that he deserves.
I thought the first 30 or 40 minutes was a bit confusing and messy, Nolan put too much on the plate from the start but in the end it was a great film.
This film had so much depth, it was really fulfilling to watch it. I loved that they tied it in with the League of Shadows. And perhaps it does have some flaws like "oh your vertebrae is just protruding lemme just punch it in place then you can go climbing pits and stuff in no time" etc but it was just a great film and a great one to end the trilogy on.
All in all, I'd pay to see it again.