you have two heavyweights finally meeting each other while catwoman and bane's thugs watch. add to that, the pure shock of catwoman realizing batman is Bruce Wayne, and bane's thugs realizing batman and bane are essentially brothers from the LOS.
it's a battle between the "chosen one" of the LOS who betrayed them VS the cast away who has returned to carry out the legend of the LOS.
the way bane manipulates batman and discredits his advantages is sinister. batman uses the snapflashes and bane stands still. then he kills the lights, and bane turns it into an extreme advantage all while telling batman how he has failed gotham and failed in this fight.
the kicker in this is twofold. as a "final blow," bane reveals they're under the armory, hoping that finally breaks batman's will. just as this happens, Bruce gets up to fight, showing he still has will. bane then basically says he knows the answer to what he was wondering was that batman's body would break before his spirit would, then proves it by "breaking" his body
say what you will about this film, but I think this fight scene was the perfect representation of bane vs batman. you had sheer, brutal force, all while having bane display his extremely high intellect and ability to defeat opponents physically and psychologically. that's why after breaking him, he brought Bruce to the prison so he could break him mentally before killing him.
This post was edited on 6/30 at 11:24 pm