The scene is set in the City. The trains are outdoors and are seen to be run down and vandalised. There seems to be a lot of big buildings and no sign of wildlife. Depressing smoke is everywhere suggesting evil. It is night time so everything is dark showing a sinister atmosphere. The weather is dull and foggy which reflects the negative mood which has already been brought about from the image of the city.
The climax of the final confrontation between Batman and Henri Ducard begins with the element of surprise on the look of Henry Ducard's face as he turns towards the sound of screeching and screaming and through the smoky haze the silhouette of Batman flying towards him out of nowhere. Quick shots of about 3 seconds create curiosity and interest. The music builds on the menacing tension towards the two characters; slow, heavy, dullish tones. The quick cuts between close ups of Batman and Ducard gradually build tension and make the scene exciting to watch.
This tells the audience that something big is about to happen and makes them want to carry on watching. The music softens when Batman and Ducard are talking so the audience can hear what is being said, but as the shots become slower, the music becomes faster, and as Ducard shots off while his followers come down, a loud collision of music is released; this shows the audience that there is more to come and that action is about to happen. When Batman is fighting of a group of Ducard's followers on his own, it is set in a dim setting of an old run down building.
The light is dark with red shots of light drifting through the misty smoke surrounding them. Red symbolises death and brings a negative impact that Batman might die. This keeps the audience hooked to the screen, wondering what is to come. Quick shots of about half a second are made to capture all the action going on. The music is getting faster and faster with small jumps to build anxiety and a dramatic effect. Special effects are used to enhance the sounds of 'bangs' and 'crashes' to appear striking and vivid.
A quick shot then takes us to the Policeman in Batman's car trying to blow up the train tracks to stop the poison spreading around the city; this creates a nervousness and tension. Quick shots are used to show the outside of the car and inside with the Policeman controlling it, this is to show what he is doing and to show that he doesn't really know how to work the car because this then builds anticipation because it makes the audience want to know if he will be able to save the city in time, which makes them want to carry on watching.
Batman next finds himself surrounded by the people of the city who have been drugged, coming closer and closer. Smoke is again used to enhance the moment and give a spooky atmosphere to the shot. The music gradually gets slower and fades out to build a scary moment focused on Batman and the citizens who have been poisoned coming towards him. This brings dread to the shot because you don't want Batman to get hurt and you know that this is going to slow down him hopefully saving his city.
Lighting is dark to create mystery in the shot, because you can't see where everyone is at al times. The shot then changes to Ducard in the train. You can see that he is trying to set of the poison to run around the rest of the city. A close up of his face shows his concentration on what he is doing. This shows how determined he is and makes you wonder if Batman will be able to stop him. Loud noises and a change of shot bring your attention to Batman who is fighting off the poisoned, drugged up citizens who are viciously attacking him.
This brings tension and panic, keeping the audience glued to their screens because they want to know if he will manage to escape, and if so, how. We then come to see Ducard again, setting off the train with the poison on it. Batman manages to breaks free and catches hold of the train. After a short flash back to the nervous Policeman trying to control the car, we are back to Batman hanging on to his gun for his life. Images of the City are beneath him, this is how we can tell that he is being dragged by the train and if he looses grip, he will instantly fall and be in great danger.
All the different shot changes at this moment are creating a big amount of tension of the viewers, making them want to carry on watching to see how it will eventually end. A shot of an old man exclaiming what is going to happen builds fear and also excitement to the audience. It builds tension and suspense because you hear the words plainly and simply so you know how it will end if Batman doesn't manage to stop Ducard. Screaming and loud bangs, as Batman is hitting various objects whilst he is swinging through the air makes the scene exciting to watch.
As Batman finally comes crashing through the window of the train, him and Ducard are face to face. You see the worried expressions on Ducard's face as he stars at Batman; this creates a tension and suspense between the two characters. Shots change to be about half a second long to capture all the action that is going on, this builds enthusiasm to the scene because it makes you want to cheer on Batman. Close up camera shots are used to capture Ducard's and batman's eyes. This is to show their hatred towards one another and also to show determination.
A shot of the City, beautifully lit up makes you see what is about to be destroyed. Shots show the front of the train moving at an incredibly fast pace leading to nowhere, another quick shot of the Policeman shows panic and desperation. As you see the train tracks, it is almost made to look like a rollercoaster with all the turns and the speed in which it is travelling at, this captures an accelerating motion and tension is brought to an extreme with all the different shots and with the over voice of the old man saying that the Wayne building is going to blow up creating an unbearable suspense.
Different camera shots are used to capture as much of the drama as possible. The music in the background while Ducard and Batman are fighting is fast with small, loud jumps to increase the suspense. Slow motion is used when the train tracks on the bridge come falling down. This is to seize the moment because now the viewers know that the City is safe. But they don't know whether Batman is or not. Medium shots are used when batman has Ducard pinned down to the floor by his throat. This is another way that the director has built even more tension and suspense.
Slow motion is used again when the train comes crashing to the ground. This is to capture the moment when Ducard dies. Explosives are exaggerated by sound effects to create a dramatic shot. The music dies down while the explosion of the train is happening so you can concentrate on the image in front of you, also because it makes you think the scene is over, but suddenly the music starts again with a far view of the city that has been saved. A shot of the old man sighing with relief calms down the nerves and starts setting a softer atmosphere.