Pros: Having Venom as a pain killing agent rather than a steroid maybe realistic but it works. If Bane needs Venom to withstand the injuries he has then it would be understandable if this same narcotic can be used to help Bane in taking punishment from any opponent. I like the idea of Bane being calculating powerhouse who doesn't really have much of an Achilles heal rather than an addict who needs Venom to give him a superficial victory. Having the Lazarus Pit as a metaphor rather an actual pool of rejuvenation. I can kinda of see that. When you enter the pit as a prisoner you are condemned to your own personal hell like a demon however, how you choose to leave that pit can mean your rebirth as something better than your former self or something worse.
There is now a possibility of a Nightwing movie and the eventual return of the Gordon family tree like the deranged James Gordon Jr. and Barbara Gordon (Batgirl). Bane was a kick ass revamp that surpassed his comic book character as well as the 90's film version. I also like how Bane integrated Ubu's duties as Talia's protector during her time in the pit. Perosnally, I would have also bonded Bane's character with Dusan al Ghul because even though Ra's saw Bane as Batman's physical superior, he was disgusted by Bane's savagery and Ra's had nothing but distaste for his albino son.
Cons: Batman/ Bruce Wayne was made to be completely human which is a total reversal of what Batman is and what Ra's tried to teach Bruce. Ra's told Bruce that he become something untouchable and uncorruptible...a legend. Sure Bane's punishment reminds Bruce that he is a man and can be broken but he is resilient so how can Bruce take an eight year exile as the Batman because of the guilt he had over Harvey Dent. I mean Gordon's ending quote from Dark Knight was epic. It made me anxious to see what Batman will do next and who he will fight. Instead what do I get, he hangs up the cape and cowl and stays out of the game, gets his ass beat, makes a comeback then he forfeits everything he built. What the hell!!! Superman is the only wuss who takes time off from the superhero gig to find himself and sometimes he is gone for years at a time. Not Batman
Robin's origin has done a complete 360. His parents died separately under different circumstances, "the mystique" behind Haly's Circus is taken away and the name itself is not even any of the Robins. The ending was almost like Indiana Jones 4 where the torch was prematurely handed down to someone who is inexperienced. Bane's voice was still non-audible. He sounded like Sean Connery in a half ass Darth Vader mask. Only the subtitles on the blu-ray edition will do Bane's monologue justice.
Talia's character was incredibly flawed. Talia was always the loving daughter who was torn between by her pity for her father's destructive nature and the love she had for Batman. She had issues with her father no doubt but not on the same level as his her half sister Nyssa Raatko. Nyssa hated Ra's for the hell he put her in and would have been glad that he was killed so she could take his place as the head of the demon. Talia's character should have been integrated with Selina Kyle's. It would have made sense. The daughter who refused to follow her father's draconian methods of peace keeping chooses self exile but at the same time she can't allow herself to be discovered by the League or by her jealous sister so she adopts a new identity. Talia/Catwoman lives among the women of East End and decides the best way to readdress the balance in Gotham is by stealing from the rich and corrupt and give back to the poor in the hopes of establishing a middle ground between the rich and poor. Marion's Talia would have been the perfect Nyssa because she is a great manipulator and she wanted to surpass her father's crusade.
On a personal note: I know the Nolan loyalists or as I like to call them "toadies or boot lickers" on Comicvine will have something to say about my negative remarks about Nolan's vision of Batman so save your breath because I am not alone when I say "I don't worship the ground that Nolan touches." This guy may have revamped our interest in Batman but he dropped the ball completely for DC films. He had the potential to kick start not only the Justice League but other heroes we know and love from DC instead he clings to a realistic version of Batman which isn't completely possible and then leaves the trilogy with an unrealistic ending. After seeing the end of Dark Knight Rises, I had hoped this was all some bad dream or a fabrication brought upon by Mad Hatter's hypnotic inception skills.
We could have had a Justice League movie way before Marvel started the Avengers Initiative. Look at where DC is compared to Marvel. Green Lantern sucked but some things about it are salvageable. Jonah Hex stunk. Superman Returns sucked even though Kevin Spacey was the best Luthor thus far next to Clancy Brown and we are no closer to getting a Wonder Woman, Flash or Aquaman film off the ground. All because Nolan and his fans were so in depth with the realistic view of Batman. Because of these fools, we will have to wait for another reboot of Batman and the expectations will be set even higher and if one ridiculous expectation is not met then there will be no one to fill in the seats at the theaters. I ask that all non Nolan loyalists to stand up and let your voice be heard. We demand that DC take its rightful place as the front runner for great comic book movies and not allow the narrow minded views of any visionary to tarnish the legends of DC.