Originally Posted by clrj3514
My only issue with Ledger was that in my eyes, he didn't really play The Joker. He was more of an anarchist than a deranged madman who sought chaos and carnage as a means of entertainment rather than trying to change the world into some sort of bleak image where unrest and uncertainty reign.
Hardy, on the other hand, got Bane spot on. He was strong sure but he was also brilliant. Unlike all of Batman's adversaries, he wore him down through strategy, found out his identity and broke him both physically and mentally; something he does in both the comics and the movie which I thought faithfully represented him. I'm also glad that Bane's voice wasn't all like, "GRAAAH! I'M BANE! HEAR ME ROAR!" It was his primary element that contrasted his brute strength and physical prowess which showed off Bane's brain outside of his expert planning.