Re: 8 years of no Batman or Bruce Wayne, and NO ONE could pick up the trend?
Caine and Bale were top form. Hardy is always fantastic with his expressions. A truly fantastic actor especially when you look at what he had to deal with.
I was personally invested in the story. When i watch a superhero movie, i want to just see a good film, think about Batman later. I like to see what new things a director can do with Batman that hasn't been done before while still keeping with the dark/serious character that i love.
"Lets make one thing very clear here - Nolan's films are as faithful an adaptation as there is. It pays homage to its source material, remains true to its characters and above all else places the story first and foremost." - jmc