Personally, this movie was my top priority for this year. What is it any good? Yes, it was pretty awesome. Was it better than 'The Dark Knight'? No way... I'm not sure if it was actually even better than 'Batman Begins' but it is definitely a tribute to Nolan's skills that even though it is a disappointment, it is still really impressive. This movie had basically one huge obstacle : its predecessor was near perfect and it was a (near) impossible task to reach my expectations. To start with, there were too many characters. For example, Anne Hathaway really impressed me as Catwoman but she didn't have much to do. Tom Hardy was also impressive and Bane was a pretty cool villain but he doesn't come near the Joker in terms of mayhem and personality (furthermore, the Joker remained a mystery which was his greatest strength, whereas we get a total background for Bane which wasn't really impressive and the twist at the end which wasn't really a surprise by the way, made him merely a henchman which diminished even more his power). Furthermore, you barely see the Batman which would have been fine if they didn't do the same trick in the first movie. Still, I was entertained throughout the whole thing, it is filled with great actors (I won't name all of them...) and the directing was rather flawless which is something we got used with Christopher Nolan. The first hour was great, probably as good as 'The Dark Knight' and there were some rather emotional scenes, especially the ones featuring Michael Caine who was just heartbreaking. To conclude, we have been accustomed to get greatness everytime around from Mr Nolan and it wasn't that great this time but it was still damned fine but it is really time for him to move on to something else. I can't wait to see what he will do next and it will be, again, my top priority. This farewell to the Batman remains a very good flick and it is absolutely and definitely worth a look.