Ever so dark and painful for the Caped Crusader to take up his title after an eight-year intended retirement. Nolan took the essence of this title on the "Knightfall" comics about Bruce Wayne re-learning his ability and ambition in becoming the Dark Knight, and reminds us what Batman inspired us. Not only is he a billionaire, but he is also a symbol inspired of a higher belief, and he has the money as well as the strength and power to endure it all.
*spoiler* The little-or-no cartilage, exo-skeleton, thinner facial features on Bruce is all so obvious in saying that crime-fighting has took a heavy toll on his body. The only disappointment came from fight scenes where Batman's fighting is nowhere close to beating Bane.
A moderate reboot that re-establishes Peter Parker/Spiderman back into Hollywood spotlight. New York's own friendly-neighborhood hero is now fighting and skittering through the streets with impressive graphics and fights. Yet the story and dramas would nothing close to amazing. Everything is touched lightly and we find this Spidey might be light-headed and premature in this age. The grittier and darker materials has been left untouched, perhaps we should see it again in its next installment as a summer blockbuster.
The fanboys' dream come true with a classical comic event turned into live action movies. This long-awaited official film of the Avengers managed to assemble them seamlessly, acting out each character with depth and style while keeping the frantic pace going. Whedon has achieved a directorial feat in balancing all aspects of film.
The children's magical joyride into the turn-of-the-century Paris, where a quest for who you are becomes a quest to re-discover the history of the moving pictures, and how it became the amazing art that it is today. A fondling affection and tribute to the efforts made in producing and creating the magic taking place on the silver screen. It hints that movies help define who we are today, while expressing a solemn sadness to the forgotten pioneers in early film history.