As I said before, Bane is *scary* in this, but he's just a hulking bruiser. This is exactly as he was in the comics though; no tricks, no gimmicks, just a hulking brute (who is nonetheless quite articulate).
Bane had his gimmicks in the comic. In addition to being smart, knowing several languages and having hightened mental control through meditation, he was hooked on venom. And this time around, they made him dependent on a mask that numbed his pain.