Originally Posted by Cunning Stunts
Yeah, Hardy went all-out for this role. And I love it. I noticed it the first time I saw the movie, and I'm shocked no one else did.
It's the first time I've ever seen a fight scene and felt intimidated or scared (as if I was watching a horror movie, or maybe even a snuff film, lol). This doesn't look like stage combat, it looks like a pair of 200+ pound, trained gorillas furiously brawling. It's one of my favorite fight scenes in any movie.
Yeah, both of the fights were intense as hell.
You could feel the skill and the rage and the power.
My favorite bit is right after the pillar, where Batman is doing the classic BTAS intro ducking and weaving around punches, like Bane is trying to hit an impossible shadow. And each time, he manages to dismantle Bane's punch, screw up his arm, and hammer him across the face.
So much win. They flopped on the groups of armed thugs fights again, but they TOTALLY nailed the Bane fights. Made up for a lot of disappointment I had in TDK's fight scenes.