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Old 04-04-2013, 11:40 AM   #72
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Default Re: In hindsight what changes would you do - Part 1

Originally Posted by Bane Cook View Post
As I've written before on this forum, I personally don't think they should have done anything with the knee injury. They should have left it injured and not given him some magical knee brace(that you never even see after it's introduced anyway). Have him with a limp constantly. When he's in private, have Bale sell it REALLY bad. When he's in public as Bruce Wayne, he acts like it's less severe(plus he has a cane). And when he's doing Batman type things, have no limp at all. And this is to show that he pushes the pain aside when he has to and so he doesn't show weakness. But the audience will know how much pain he's going through and that he is masking it. Maybe have a scene where he gets done destroying a bunch of thugs, but as soon as he makes his exit and turns the corner, he hunches/grimaces in severe pain. That would really get the point across.

And it also makes him a less effective fighter. During the Bane fight it would be very apparent. The fight starts off slightly in Bane's favor but still fairly even. But as the fight drags on, and as Batman is getting beat down, he starts losing his composure. He's wobbly from getting hit, out of breathe, and limping like he can barely walk. It just makes more sense as to why Batman got beat down they way he did, aside from not fighting for almost a decade. Without the use of his leg he is less agile to avoid Bane's strikes, and he can't load up on his own punches either. This is why Batman has lost a lot of punching power and why Bane is eating his shots no problem in addition to the numbing gas.

In Nolan's realistic world, this just makes so much more sense than that magic knee brace.
Bullsf******eye. Thank you. The damn x-rays don't lie either with those people saying it was more psychological. Would have been so much better to actually see him struggling more with it than Nolan just letting him forget that it even existed and expecting us to just swallow it. The Talia stab at the end was also a moment of amnesia on Nolan's part. Like wtf! Come on...with things that important to the continuity of a story you just can't act like they don't exist. Another thing before I finish my rant. I feel as if though Nolan wanted to focus too much on spectacle and on the BIGGER picture that he forgot that the JOURNEY and it's details were just as important as the destination. With physicality (the villain was made on this basis so don't tell me about BB or TDK inconsistencies etc) playing such a major role in this movie it's like they just decided to play dumb when tackling it. Bane can punch through a concrete pillar and hurt Bruce with practically every punch in their first fight but all of a sudden he can take each punch (from a pissed off Bane going all out) because he found fear and started working out? Why on earth didn't Bane break or shatter his arm or why didn't Batman realize that his most dangerous blows (don't tell me he wasn't Batman yet or he was out for 8 years) weren't doing **** to this man and resort to just breaking one of his bones to immobilize him in fight one (pain or no pain he won't be able to move unless he was superhuman). With him finding fear I would've expected them to bring across the point with a more grounded approach other than I am also a superhuman now. Now if they would've even given Bruce the knee brace and an upgraded suit it wouldn't look so blatant.

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