Does/will this film change peoples opinion on Bane?

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  1. the5timechamp Registered

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    I recall seeing a lot of dislike for Bane as a character due to him being the Batman equivalent of "Doomsday", a character created merely to sell comics based on shock value alone....

    Bruce timm and Dini equally felt the character was too one note to use in the animated series...

    Does his portrayal in the TDKR change your opinion of the character (if it was negative before), or do you see it as an interpretation exclusive to the films?

    I have always liked the character and am severely pleased to see him done justice after being treated so dismissively in the years following knightfall...(even the arkham games as great as they are make the same mistake)..
     
  2. Dr Zaius Registered

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    I hope TDKR inspires a change for Bane in the Arkhamverse, I hate the version of Bane presented in Arkham Asylum/Arkham City. Bane resembles the Bane of Batman and Robin in those Arkham games.
     
  3. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    ^This. Bane was a great character at his introduction... definitely not like Doomsday. Unfortunately, authors afterwards seem generally unsure of misguided about how to handle his character.
     
  4. the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    That look is one of the worst.
     
  5. Yurka Let The Games Begin!

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    I really hope this film revitalizes interest in Bane, and he's used in plenty of future comic book stories. I've always loved the character and I would love to see more great stories. (if it's a "proper" interpretation of the character)
     
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    Unquestionably.

    Other than Catwoman, Bane was talked about how dark, sinister, frightening and physically intimidating his presence was on the big screen. The three showings I attended, the crowds all reacted in similar fashion when Bane picked up Batman over his head and almost broke him in half -- they freaked.

    Bane, no doubt, left an impression.
     
  7. the5timechamp Registered

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    Its so annoying to see new 52 Banes' design so closely modeled after the arkham games...oh well at least it isnt like it was on "The Batman" show...

    I had high hopes for Bane of the Demon, unfortunately the characterization was way off...
     
  8. Figs Registered

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    I never hated the comic book Bane, I'll admit I did think it was cool that he was the first villain to actually **** up Batman and find out that he was Bruce Wayne but he wasn't a deep character. To simplify it, he was basically a violent, power hungry drug addict.

    Movie Bane is a bit more interesting. I didn't mind that Nolan made you feel a teensy tiny bit of sympathy for Bane in regards to him being a protector of Talia and having him shed a few tears at the end. I think it added to the character rather than having him just be a typical violent, evil villain. That and he was trying to do more than just be the new king of Gotham after he defeats Batman like in the comics. I loved how he wanted to give the people of Gotham a false sense of hope before he destroyed them, just like with Bruce.

    I can't wait to ask some of my friends and family who don't know who Bane is what they thought of him in the movie.
     
  9. Victarion Iron Captain

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    It seemed like we saw this Bane doing more of his own dirty work, than just hearing about it (as with Knightfall; after the Arkham Breakout and Breaking Batman, we see his grunts being used to bring the mob under his thumb.). I really liked following his pupeteering of Dagget to fruition.

    I loved his speech out in front of City Hall. That and the montage that coincided with it really made me feel like Bane was the king of Gotham.
     
  10. Spuzz The Spuzziest of Spuzzes

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    "Movie Bane" is my favorite interpretation of Bane ever and I've read all his major comic appearances. Just my opinion.
     
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    His Secret Six is my favorite Bane.

    I thought movie Bane was ok. Maybe DC will take the opposite route from Marvel. Green Lantern being the exception, they never seem to overly promote their "upcoming" feature film characters. But they should at least use them well AFTER the films give them new found popularity.
     
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    Partially. I think this movie officially vaults Bane into the top tier of Batman villains -- along with Joker, Two Face, Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, Freeze, etc.

    I actually always like Bane ... though I never much cared for his look. I thought the wrestler unitard and luchador mask was ridiculous. Liked the look of TDKR Bane a lot better.

    KBZ
     
  13. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I don't think Knightfall Bane was meant to be Luchadore-esque. That mask had more a death's head look to it; the TAS mask reminded me of a Lucha mask.
     
  14. PSYLENTGuardian El Pollos Hermano

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    I don't think I've ever had a negative opinion on Bane. The guy's a dangerous combination of brains and brawn, and he broke the goddamn Batman.
     
  15. Drizzle You'll get your rent when Ditkovich is in the MCU!

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    I've only seen (or read) Bane in 4 incarnations: Knightfall, the first Animated Series episode, Batman and Robin, and The Dark Knight Rises. TDKR is by far my favorite interpretation of the character.
     
  16. Mike059jig DESTROY GOTHAM!!!

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    Tom hardy's voice will forever stick with me.
     
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    He is a good character when used properly. They need to find a way to use Bane well, and consistently so. He can't be doing Knightfall arcs all the time. I dislike it when he becomes generic hired muscle. Or is generally depicted as quite brainless. He hasn't been considered as much in the past, but should be one of Batman's main foes given the threat he possesses in the physical sense.
     
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    This film obviously helped bring Bane from a B-list villain into the A-list of villains in terms of popularity with the general public. It is also the best interpretation of the character outside of the comics bar none (yes, beats the Animated Series and Arkham City hands down)
     
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    It will be hilarious, to say the least, when people go home from TDKR and watch B&R, wanting to see what Bane was like in that movie.

    "WTF?" LOL
     
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    "Nobody cared about who I was before I put on the mask "

    I wonder if it was a subtle nod from Nolan to the fact that most people (non-Batgeeks) were not familiar with Bane
     
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    Unfortunately, the Psycho Mantis version will be the one remembered for years to come with the original luchador becoming an afterthought and I hate Nolan for it.
     
  22. robthorn24 Gotham Times Subscriber

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    I think Hardy's Bane will end up influencing the comics at least a little. And I think after TDKR, Bane will be a much more well known member of an already stellar Rogue's Gallery as far as the general audience is concerned. Nolan just put Bane on the map.
     
  23. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    While waiting in line I overhead this little kid saying that he didn't know much of Bane except that he works with Poison Ivy (B&R). Of course he was little so and his only exposure of Bane was the Clooney movie and/or cartoons but hopefully Bane in TDKR changes his innocent little mind now.
     
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    He also works very well with booooooooommbs....
     
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    The written character could've used some work, but the presence Hardy brought is undeniable. Couple that with Zimmer's score and Pfister's cinematography, this Bane was really a force to be reckoned with.
     

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