I wanted to show how batman was separating the fire and chaos of the villains (even though cat woman isn't that bad) from the cool feeling of gotham city, a la the city's protector, I hope I accomplished that.
It's a very well made picture, I have to say. But... I think the Nolan movies are awfully overrated, and I don't get the whole big hysteria with it people have. Especially since it ruins a lot of things from the source material... and oddly enough, many mainstream Batman fans are okay with that. But for me who's into Batman a lot? It's plain and simple insulting. If I want the real-deal Batman; I play the games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
I can definitely see where you are coming from, I think they are great films, and I definitely love the games as well...probably a lot more than the movies. That being said, I still really enjoy the films. Who knows though...this one could bomb, but we'll see.
I actually think the Nolan films are good on their own, and I do enjoy watching them. Just that I wish he could have either respected the source material more, or just make his own movies INSPIRED by Batman.
But yeah, we don't know - the third movie might bomb, dispyte how everyone assumes it will be the greatest one of them all. I'm already pissed about how Bane is only Bane by the name here. If he was called something else, it would probably never cross our minds to assume it's Bane.
I like the design personally, but I would have been much happier if they went with the Arkham city Bane design, which was IMO pretty much perfect. And having a lazarus pit in batman begins would've been pretty cool to see.