Eyewitness reports have informed PCB of a couple in Queens yesterday, who pursued their local theater for a refund after viewing ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and not being able to comprehend the plot or dialogue. Evan Feist of Stacks of Wax productions told Pop Culture Brain the following,
As the credits for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ rolled we watched an older woman say to an usher, ‘This is ridiculous. If you asked me the plot I wouldn’t be able to tell you.’ She continued, ‘I have no idea what happened in this movie because I couldn’t understand any of the dialogue!’
Not satisfied with the response the woman received from the usher she took to the manager. Feist continues,
As we watched the woman argue first with the usher and then with the manager, we tried to speak up on the theater’s behalf in an effort to reason with her. Regardless, the manager comped the woman’s tickets.
Of course anyone who’s seen the movie is familiar with the sometimes unintelligible dialogue emitted from both Tom Hardy’s heavily-accented-then-forced-through-a-filter Bane and Christian Bale’s growling Batman. Not to mention it being heavily mocked in parody videos before the movie even hit theaters.
'The Dark Knight Rises 'caught so much flak during early screenings of the film’s prologue in late 2011 that Bane’s voice was altered before the final cut was shown.
Was she right to demand a refund or should the theater not be held accountable for the film’s content?
Tom Hardy’s amazing, ridiculous Bane mask tan line. (via Moviefone)
Update: This is allegedly photoshopped.
Dalek + Bane
“Calm down, Doctor! Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later.”
Your extermination must be more severe.
Na na na na na na na na na…BATSTAPLERRRRRRR
Didn’t they start shooting yesterday?