...But I'm not a succinct person, so I have to spend a few paragraphs venting. I apologize for the lack of "reviewing" that's about to occur.
There are moments that work (the montage of Bane’s overthrow; anything involving Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle) and many, many moments that absolutely do not work. It all comes down to taste, though, as I have never been one too enamored with Nolan’s “tell-don’t-show” (among other slight of hand tricks he loves to employ) approach to filmmaking. Many bloggers and critics have enumerated the ways Nolan still hasn’t quite figured out how to frame action in a competent matter, so I don’t want to waste words (since I’m trying to keep all of these “Catching Up” posts to capsule size) on merely aping what smarter people have said. No, I wasn’t frustrated with the wackiness of Bane’s voice (yes, it did sound like Sean Connery; I half expected Bane to turn around and yell, "you're the man now, Dogg" to Batman) sine it didn’t really bother me as much as Christian Bale’s still-awful rasp that sounds more like someone doing a parody of Bale as Batman. Bane's voice seemed like it belonged in a different world, though, than the super-serious one Nolan spent the better part of his recent career building, and that definitely made me scratch my head at why he chose to make Bane's voice the way it is. Hell, I wasn't even that put off by the film's running time (although the film is 40 minutes too long), or the action (I quite liked the energy of the action scenes while they were happening even though when the film was over, I couldn’t remember a damn thing about any of the action scenes) because Nolan always has a way of making his films seem more interesting while you're watching them than they really are.