I didn't have that high expectations for this movie. I, like everyone else, pretty much knew the full story from the comic books, and Bane, unlike the Joker for instance, is not that much of an unpredictable character. However, Bane had other interesting qualities that the producers ofThe Dark Knight Rises didn't portray too much or at all in some cases. For example - some facts are given about his birth and parents, but nothing about his upbringing, which is quite interesting. Bane was a constant reader (he read everythign he could get his hands on) and later on he started receiving a classical education from a Jesuit Priest who was also an inmate at the Peña Dura prison. By his manhood years he became fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin. He also had a teddy-bear, named Otto, which he carried around everywhere and considered his only friend.
So, in my opinion Bane has much more substance to him than the lame antagonist the writters of this movie portrayed him as. Other than this fact, and ignoring some straight-forward Hollywood cliches, I enjoyed The Dark Knight Rises :-).
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