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The Dark Knight, in my view, is an epic description of the Joker's character. There is no other theme to the movie. Just as 'Batman Begins' was centered mainly around the characterization of the Batman. I observed a similarity and a difference between the Joker and the other mob bosses/bad guys. The similarity is that, both the bad guys and Joker have ...


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It's a matter of the director having a specific vision of how his Batman stories will become. In the first two films, Christopher Nolan wanted to bring Batman back to his roots, explore how Bruce Wayne became Batman, and how Batman became the legend he is (in the 1989 Batman film, when Vicki Vale asks Bruce why bats, he replies "They're great survivors"; in ...


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In the movie Bane was trying to cause chaos in the city by pitting the rich against the poor. You see those judgements passed for the rich people who lived their life so luxuriously given by Crane. Revealing the fact that Bruce Wayne (who is one of the richest people in the gotham) to be Batman might create the idea that not all rich people are bad and might ...


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If I'm remembering right, the techs say that the change was 'checked in'. I took this to mean 'checked into source control'. That is: There are two bats They both use the same software, which includes (non-functional) autopiloting. Bruce Wayne was planning on using one of them, but needed the autopilot fixed. So he modified the autopilot. Being the ...


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Robin is in the final Nolan directed Batman movie ("The Dark Knight Rises"). In the final few minutes of the movie, when Officer Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is collecting his property from the boys home, the woman behind the desk isn't able to find his name in their system. He then gives her is 'real name,' after which she says "You should use your real ...


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During the hospital check up scene, the doctor reveals via x-ray that Bruce Wayne has absolutely no cartilage left in his knee. I'm no doctor, but I think that would make anyone walk with a limp. Thankfully they fix it with that leg gizmo so he doesn't limp for the rest of the movie ;)


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Because Bane is working for Talia Al Ghul who is the daughter of Ra's Al Ghul who trained Bruce Wayne and helped him become Batman.


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It was really happening. Towards the end during the climax scene it was focussed on all characters who are still alive. We see Morgan Freeman looking at the Bat to see it had a software update, we see Gordon looking at the new Bat symbol. We see there is a package for Blake which leads him to Batcave. the only alive characters remaining are Alfred and ...


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I see these colors/movie titles as the day in the life of a bat, beginning at sunset (orange) and ending at sunrise (white/bight) with a dark night in between (blue). Also plays on the titles; BEGINS, NIGHT and sunRISE. That is another nice conclusion to the saga.


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I felt that while we assumed Bane was the child that escaped, it was because we knew his backstory included him being incarcerated as a child. I think that this is still the case and that the mirroring of his own circumstances was enough to want to protect Talia and help her be free. He was a man tortured by hope amongst criminals in the pit, he ended up ...


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According to numerous resources, nuclear detonation cause rapid waves but that waves couldn't enough to propagate hazardous tsunami waves. Tsunami are huge ocean waves caused by natural forces like underwater earthquakes. According to tsunami website, Could Nuclear testing create a tsunami? Nuclear testing at and near Pacific islands, with ample ...


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After Talia escapes, she informs Ra's Al Ghul of Bane; so he comes to the prison & rescues Bane (this scene is shown for a short time ~5 seconds), and later trains him.


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I just realised in Batman Begins the following is said: Bruce: "He's not a member of the League of Shadows?" Ra's al Ghul: "Oh course not! He thought our plan was to hold the city to ransom." So clearly Scarecrow was only being used as a pawn who managed to weaponize the neuro-toxin.


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The fact that Ra's disappeared after talking with Bruce leads you to strongly believe that he was nothing more than a hallucination. Keep in mind a couple of things: Bruce had just undergone serious physical trauma (getting his broken back reset); Ra's had figured out how to use a lotus flower to cause a person to see a blurred view of the world ...


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There is a difference getting stabbed normally and with the bat suit on which could absorb some of the major damage intended. We can assume the fact that he is using the same suit he used from Dark Knight at this point, although one more curious point to note is during the earlier scene when he meets Lucius Fox for the first time in the third movie he seems ...


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Actually, he mentioned that when they tried to take down Gotham before, the combination of their building Wayne tower and their deaths sparked the citizens of Gotham to come out of the depression that The League of Shadows caused. The whole cause of the depression is revealed to be The League of Shadows' doing: Ra's Al Ghul: Of course. Over the ages, ...


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First it was 4.2 on Richter scale. 4.2 MW is just unit of energy. I don't think the bomb would have caused a tsunami though - it may have caused huge waves but they wouldn't have reached Gotham. The Bomb was capable of destroying 6 mile radius area. So assuming that bomb was dropped 6 miles away from Gotham in the ocean, the water would have absorbed ...


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At least 21 distinct Batmen across films, series and animated series where he is the dominant character. So, there have been 10 Batman films (11 if we include future releases). This number includes 3 serials. The films are: Batman (serial) [stars Lewis Wilson] Batman and Robin (serial) [stars Robert Lowery] Batman: The Movie [stars Adam West] Batman ...


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He explains this best when he first imprisons Bruce as an homage to the prison where he came from. He explains to Bruce that he wants him to watch the city struggle on while being held under Bane's martial law. Suffering, hoping that Batman will come to save them or anyone, for that matter. All the while, he imagines Bruce just laying in his prison, ...


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During the climax of the movie, there is a dialogue - "Sometimes truth is not good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. They deserve to have their faith rewarded". While these dialogues are presented, we see two scenes. Alfred burning the letter that Rachel gave to Bruce. Here, Bruce believes that Rachel was going to wait for him but that's not the ...


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Analyzing the past two films and Rises, Nolan (Director) and his brother Jonathan (Screenplay Writer) are trying to envision a world where they asked the question… "What if... Batman existed in our current world today as opposed to the comics." Thus the feel and directing has a less comic book-ish (if that's a word) look, and more of a real world view. ...


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As far as I see, it's still a prison and those prisoners who are under Bane's orders are trapped in the same way as Bruce Wayne was. There was no privilege which they enjoyed specifically more than him though. Secondly Bruce was stuck there for a time that was time long enough to develop some camaraderie and seeing his passion and reaction to the way Gotham ...


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The character of Batman is older than you may think... unless you have already begun to research him. For example, his first comic appearance in 1939 had him killing and maiming criminals. That's quite a different Batman from the one he developed into over time. In that first year it was explained that Batman became the superhero he was to avenge the ...


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I think Neeson was indeed Ra's Al Ghul, and that the credits were only that way because that was how they would be listed on IMDb - if their true roles had been listed then the big surprise would be revealed before the film opened. This is similar to Marion Cotillard's character being listed on IMDb as Talia Al Ghul a year before TDKR opened (the listing was ...


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The answer to why the city thinks Bruce is dead is - the city assumes Bruce Wayne is dead because of the riots. There is no body but one can assume the city thinks it's because of all the chaos. Also Gordon, Alfred, Blake and Fox probably helped in covering his trail by telling everyone they saw Bruce die, maybe even a nice quiet funeral. Logically, the ...


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That's the great thing you can count on when it comes to Nolan; he will always throw in some sort of physical representation of his symbolism. With this example, while we do see Batman's actual fall from grace from being Gotham's protector, we can now see him as what most of Gotham probably sees him: even more mysterious than before. It must be a hard ...


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From interviews with director Christopher Nolan, it would appear that the goal was to create a non-specific setting (the film was actually shot in Pittsburgh and LA as well as New York and New Jersey), that felt both "operatic" and real. From an interview with James Rocchi at MSN Entertainment: MSN Movies: You knew you were doing a third film. Is the ...


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The scene at the Wayne graves, Alfred is crying as he feels he has let the Wayne parents down for allowing Bruce to die. He says how he has failed the parents. I think this clearly indicates that he had no idea of Bruce's plan as you can see he is clearly distraught over the events that unfolded.


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It's one of the clues given by the Director for the audience building towards the surprise ending we're treated where its revealed that Talia is the one climbed out of the pits and not Bane. There were many clues which makes sense after the ending including Talia's interest in the Reactor initially during the movie (the scene involving the board and stuff) ...



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