His performance as the Batman villain Bane completely changed my opinion of the character, I used to think he was an annoying turd in the comics and cartoons, but Tom Hardy made him a complete bad ass.
"At times, the action is so massive and thunderously clunky that I might as well have been watching one of the Transformers movies.
- Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
This is the problem when you're an exceptional, visionary filmmaker. When you give people something extraordinary, they expect it every time. Anything short of that feels like a letdown.
- Christy Lemire, Associated Press
The history of Batman's burden is, however, increasingly cumbersome, and it's Mr. Bane who finally makes the "
"The Dark Knight - Hospital Scene (Two-Face and Joker)
This is a brilliant scene it shows how cunning the Joker is, and what a great job Heath did at playing the Joker. Also how the Joker turned Two - Face was his best accomplishment, great movie and acting on all parts but Heath as the Joker stole the show.
"“No one cared who I was, until I put on the mask”- Bane (Tom Hardy)
“My mother warned me about get into cars with strange men.”- Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway)
“This isn't a car.”- Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale)
“I'm Gotham's reckoning.”- Bane (Tom Hardy)
“There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us"
Whether you love him or hate him, Bane will go down in movie history as one of the most memorable characters ever. Hell, I'm doing an impression of him as I'm writing this. From the mask, to the voice, to Tom Hardy's physicality this character was guaranteed pop culture legend status before the movie even came out.
Not as popular as Bane, but equally as memorable, Anne Hathaway's Catwoman will go down as possibly the best female comic book adaptation character ever,"