The Dark Knight Rises ★★

I am totally willing to rewatch this and maybe be more forgiving but on first watch what a fucking mess. The sensation of perpetually being talked to in what I can only describe as plotting diahrrea. Felt myself constantly tuning out because the plot-monologuing was so incessant. There is no charisma to this film, outside of Michael Caine as Alfred, everyone feels stilted, prisoners to the almighty plot. Like an anxiety nightmare of expectation come to life.