Re: In hindsight what changes would you do
Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
The whole siege/revolution aspects of the film, even while underdeveloped, are really what set it apart from other films in the genre including its two predecessors. The events are so massive that even while we're only getting a bigger picture of what's happening, it inevitably colors the tone of the film with a potent mixture of bleakness and romanticism.
At the same time, I actually have really come to enjoy the ticking time bomb aspect to the climax. I've come around from being overwhelmed and numb by the final chase, to kinda liking it, to flat out loving it. It's unbelievably intense and climactic. I also like the bomb there because it keeps Bane from simply being Che Guevara with a mask. I think in a film like this, while I love as much complexity as possible, it's also important for there to eventually be a clear distinction between good and evil when it comes to hero and villain. Batman's a dark character, he's gotta have darker villains.
The use of practical effects in the chase is my favorite aspect; knowing that the Tumblers and the Bat for the street-level parts are actually there.
"I never asked for this crown. Gold is cold and heavy on the head, but so long as I am the king, I have a duty … If I must sacrifice one child to the flames to save a million from the dark … Sacrifice … is never easy, Davos. Or it is no true sacrifice." - Stannis Baratheon