Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
I think the pacing was off. One simple way it could have been fixed: At the outset, Wayne )and Bats) have been out of the public eye for eight years. I think his brief reappearance should have happened within the first moments of the film (Nolan needs to learn something about pacing a film) and fight with Bane should have occurred within 20 minutes of the opening logos. Thus his subsequent imprisonment and return would have more power. As is, it weighed down the already-much-too-busy final act.
See, the problem is that you are using your cards to show me what cards you have, and if you can't see that this is viciously circular, then there is no point in continuing