On a Tuesday night at 9pm the cinema was packed. A girl on my left at one point had her arms wrapped around herself, the way someone trying to protect themselves from flying shrapnel might hold themselves. The dude on my right had his hand over his mouth. A brutal, but also brutally intelligent flick.
Three aspects of the flick I'd like to highlight.
1) The buzz saw noise, a low pitched droning, buzzing sort of noise. It is the sound of the collective human condition, our collective headache, in the face of increasing stress, and duress.
2) A gloved fist hitting hard against a gloved hand - you hear that sound a lot. It's a hard noise.
3) The sequence where Batman flies through Hong Kong on the IMAX screen is simply priceless. Great job Mr. Nolan.
I'd advise trying to get a seat in row H or higher. We were in C, which was awesome but slightly too close. Tickets cost R25 apiece. Sssh. I'd be prepared (whispering) to pay about 10 times that.
In the next installment will we see Robin and the Riddler, or perhaps Green Arrow?