I keep going back and fourth between this and Life of Pi as to which one is my favorite movie of the year so far. I think the movie only gets better with re-watches. I use to think the movie had pacing issues, but not anymore. I think the pacing is just about perfect. The movie begins slowly but that's fine. I don't take issue with that. Furthermore, more than any other movie I have seen recently, it truly builds momentum as it goes along until it reaches it's crescendo during the movie's truly awesome climax and the last 10 minutes of the movie are among the most satisfying as any conclusion that I have ever seen.
I just love this movie. It's going to be one of those movies where I will watch over and over and never get tired of. It's a masterpiece and I actually love it now more than The Dark Knight, which I use to think was the best movie in the trilogy. And Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy is now my second favorite trilogy of all time, second only to The Lord of the Rings.