1. I'm Gotham's reckoning, here to end the borrowed time you've all been living on.
Bane (Tom Hardy) The Dark Knight Rises The first three lines announced everything we needed to know about Nolan's final big villain (or so some thought), and were a major part of the film's marketing, amping up the cool factor considerably and promising a fitting end to the Dark Knight arc. How were we to know he'd be cruelly undermined by a narrative twist that devolved him massively and took away all of his impact until his final, embarrassingly simple end?
2. Big things have small beginnings.
David (Michael Fassbender) Prometheus Big things like huge pertinent questions hanging over the end of the film, you mean David? It might have been a hugely frustrating experience, but Prometheus still had its moments, and there was enough in there, for good or bad to make it one of the stand-out cinematic moments of the year. The android's musings on the nature of existence proved a particularly loaded moment, even if the script's insistence in regard to the film's relationship to the Alien films is a little on the nose.
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