Re: Tom Hardy as Bane XXX
Nolan has stated himself that his goal was never reality, but relatability. If you see something that looks and feels tangible, no matter how fantastical, it can feel real. Take a look at the difference between the original Star Wars films and the prequels. The one done with all real miniatures and props and costumes just feels much more real and relatable, and therefore our main concern becomes the characters, not how much the movie looks/feels like a fantastic unplayable video game with some live actors inexplicably in that world.
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." - Aristotle