- Aug 31, 2018
- Reaction score
I just feel it ultimately turns Riddler into TDK Trilogy-style, "burn society to the ground" type of villain, when him being a serial killer with a more focused intent had helped set him apart up until that point. I also feel like it ends up losing the whole riddle/game theme, which is also what makes him cool/different.
Another issue for me is the moment you realize how extreme his endgame is, you know exactly how the last 30 minutes are going to go. You know Batman is going to save the day and become a 'first responder' type of hero for Gotham. Although the image of mass shooters lurking around in an arena is pretty disturbing, ultimately the tension and edge of your seat quality wasn't really there for me because it didn't feel like we'd been building to this.
It's a perfectly serviceable climax, but it's one of a couple of instances where I feel the movie is trying to have its cake and eat it too.
Yeah. His ultimate scheme comes out of nowhere. It’s not like in the Nolan trilogy where the villains lay out their philosophy and method way in advance of the climax.