Film was a mess. Seems very contrived and lacked any semblance of the normal Batman magic associated with the previous 2 films by Chris Nolan. The lack of Batman through most of the movie was very irritating. So lacking in any development and relying solely on grand scale destruction to move the film along, it was impossible to care for any loss and only hope that it would just get over with. The entire plot comes across as contrived and brainless. A thrown together mess of characters no one can relate to because of the focus on destruction and mayhem. No chemistry between Batman and Catwoman. Bane a pawn for the actual villain hardly featured in the movie. Chis Nolan's vision of Batman seems an after thought and a rush to get it done and over with. Mr. NolanĂ˘(TM)s original plan for The Riddler should have made it to film instead of this disastrous outcome. Unfortunately the series ends in failure. This is not the Batman of the previous films. With constant references to previous films and plots, Nolan seems to lack any creative muscle to go forward with the franchise. Thank God Nolan's reign has ended and now the franchise can move forward with someone who cares and can give the Batman franchise what it deserves.