Just got back from the theatre a couple of hours ago. Mind. Blown. I thought the film did an extraordinary job distinguishing itself from its predecessor, but I would very much like to hear other people's opinions on the movie. Did you think TDK set the bar too high? Were your expectations met?
I was thoroughly satisfied with the movie as a whole. You are right to say that they did a good job distinguishing between the two films, because they most certainly did. It was both well written and there was a great mixture of action and emotion! Superb!
I still the TDK was a better movie, just from how the story was told and everything was laid out. TDKR had SO MUCH going on all at once; it got a little jumbled. Regardless of that, the movie was freakin' epic and I was extremely impressed. Tom's performance as Bane was fantastic as expected, and I certainly hope all those haters that didn't think Anne could play Catwoman were silenced.
Sir Michael Caine is the best, man. The best. I cried like. Every time he spoke.