As we predicted in our early review of The Dark Knight Rises prologue, actor Tom Hardy's heavily affected accent filtered through the mouth-covering mask of Bane has resulted in an immediately distinctive and eminently mockable voice. Reports indicated that director Christopher Nolan was largely satisfied with Bane's speech but that slight modifications were forthcoming. It would seem the filmmaker is too late.

The Dark Knight Rises prologue and first theatrical trailer have inspired what's only the first of many parody videos depicting a conflict of incomprehensibility between Tom Hardy's Bane voice and Christian Bale's Batman voice. In this particular clip, Commissioner Gordon finds himself in in the middle of an unintelligible confrontation between the hoarse hero and mumbly villain.

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