Dark Knight Rises - Didn't Rise to the Occassion

Don't get me wrong - it's a fantastic movie and a satisfying end, but something felt wrong about TDKR. Here's what:

It was bright.

No, I'm not Burton lover, but Gotham in my mind is perpetually dark. It's murky, foggy, dirty, and most of all....dark. So much of DKR was bright. Snow in daylight...that's really bright. Sun showing into the prison..bright. Gotham lost it's personality in this movie, and as long standing as that city is in the public memory, it should never do that. You can be real, and still honor the feel of Bruce's home. Nolan failed on that account, and it was something of a letdown.

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