So... Impossibly huge Batman fan here. My camera's name shirked the tradition of having a womans name, I called it The Dark Knight. Why? Because Batman is f*cking awesome.
So the new movie is out, I saw it, I enjoyed my time, and am also very glad Nolan is (supposedly) done. I think Harry Knowles did a great job with his critique on AintItCool.com, and I will leave all the story and tone parts to him. But here I want to pose a question to you all about visuals.
How lazy was the shooting in Dark Knight Rises!?
There is so little coverage, so few engaging shots, such lazy uninspired choreography, such passe terrorism ( I know, a couple cool moments. But a couple in a $250 million movie is lame. ) I think there are a few factors, but I think it really FEELS like a 100 lb IMAX camera, while producing arguably the prettiest footage possible, might have been a part of the equation for lazy shooting.
I mean, tell me one great reveal shot in the whole movie? Where was the great moving reveal of Batman, Catwoman, The Bat (the flying machine), Gotham, or almost anything!? Any tracking shot of battles? a great big "not really there".