By Night Thrasher 12 Comments
Everyone is getting over the "Avengers High" and getting into "Dark Knight fever", but I'm a little skeptical. The Dark Knight franchise has been awesome thus far and I honestly hope it continues. I don't want to drop over $45 watching a dud but I have a deep rooted fear that this might happen. I gonna list my reasons why I fear I might get conned
Christian Bale: Let's be honest...He sucks as Batman. The voice is ridiculous, Bruce Wayne has no character and the voice is ridiculous. IMO Bale has been the weak link in the franchise so far. The reason why his Batman hasn't been universally castigated is because we all still remember Clooney's Bat nipples. If we remove Batman and Robin from history then Bale's Batman would probably be the worst.
Supporting cast: This kinda ties into Christian Bale's Batman performance. The supporting cast for me has been carrying the Bat franchise. When there's no action going on Freeman, Caine and Oldman have been carrying the majority of the scenes. Honestly a cardboard box could be in a scene with Morgan Freeman and look like a genius. Morgan Freeman has been carrying lesser actors to Oscar nominations for decades. While not an indictment against the film, I don't think this film has the Major villains that will carry the film like The Dark Knight did.
Villains: Bane is cool as a comic book character...but even 1/100th as big a THE JOKER. I think we tend to forget what really made The Dark Knight awesome...Heth Ledger! Without Ledger it was a decent movie...but not nearly as big as it turned out to be. I don't wanna say "oh, no Joker, no movie" but I think the first two installments have made it pretty clear: The villains are really carrying this franchise. Batman is a prop in this series. Liam Neeson carried the first film and Ledger dominated the second. Can Tom Hardy do the same? Will Anne Hathaway command the same respect? I don't know!!!
Please, Please, Please be a good movie!!!! I want The Dark Knight Rises to be good but I am having some doubts. Am I warranted in these doubts or am I being unfairly pessimistic?