Originally Posted by Robstar
I may be in the minority here, but when I go to watch a movie, I (and I don't know how) don't think too much about sublinimal messages and whatnot including in the film, and instead just go along for the ride. That is the essence of a good movie, along with making you think about the film after it has finished. I believe people should be 'movie-lover/ movie-goers' during the presentation, and if they choose, be 'movie critics' afterwards.
As for the film itself, I still don't know what to think; Yes it is everything you expect from a Nolan film - Visually entertaining, suspense and clever. I think Bane is the best villain of the trilogy, simply because it actually made me believe he could do some damage to Batman, and Tom Hardy played it magnificently. Although I disagreed with Catwoman's inclusion in the film, Hathaway was fantastic (and certainly up there with her performance in 'Devil Wears Prada'. Furthermore I can easily see Bale getting an Oscar nod come next year, and I'd have a cheeky bet of Caine getting a 'Supporting Actor' nod also.
However, I expected a 10/10 film, and got a 9/10 film, which is still the best I've seen this year, but there was just something missing. I just wish I knew what.
As for the ending, my viewpoint was that of the happy ending, as (as I've explained) I didn't really think about the other viewpoint until later on that day.