Nice to see that I'm not alone in my appreciation for DKR. Yeah, there were plot-holes (most movies have 'em) and things I could quibble with. But for me, it just was more substantial then DK (which was filled more with explosions than character,, except for the Joker). Anyone think that Bane sounded a lot like Patrick Stuart? (Maybe it's because Hardy previously played Capt Picard's clone)
I agree on all counts. The Dark Knight Rises was to my mind a slightly better film than the nearly equally wonderful Dark Knight and Heath Ledger's Joker was one of movie history's great bad guys, in a class with Antony Hopkins Hannibal Lector.
Now that you mention it, Hardy's Bane did indeed sound like Patrick Stewart. When I watched my BD of the film last night I thought Bane sounded like someone I knew but couldn't put it all together at the time.