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He decided that being rude was the fastest way to get people to leave. If he had politely asked it is very likely that a lot of people would have hung around to try to talk to him. Equally if he had claimed that he was busy it would still have been weird to kick everybody out. Bear in mind that he lives in a mansion and part of the point of living in a ...


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Batman has more than one rule, but the one line that he refuses to cross - the one thing that would turn him from a crusader into a villain - is that he does not kill. Only taking Christopher Nolan's Batman into consideration then yes, he did break this rule by directly causing the fall that accidentally killed Harvey Dent. Let's look at the scene: ...


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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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He needed everyone to leave for their own safety, but couldn’t tell them that. He perceived (correctly) Ra’s Al Ghul as a threat to the safety of everyone at the party. He knew they all needed to leave immediately, or become collateral damage. He also knew that he couldn’t just say that because no one would believe Bruce Wayne if he said that, and he couldn’...


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Well, most people often forget how easy it is to recognize somebody by voice and Bruce Wayne is kind of a celebrity. So changing his voice is a natural consequence of Nolan's making Batman more realistic. Of course Superman can't be Clark Kent, as he's obviously missing the characteristic glasses ;) And well, it surely also contributes to his dramatic ...


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Chaos and Anarchy are the greatest overarching themes of the entire trilogy. In Batman Begins, we are presented a Gotham that is seemingly serene, as we witness a young Bruce playing in his garden, blissful and happy. Until one fateful night, his parents are taken from him in a drastic event that spirals his world completely out of control, into chaos. We ...


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Batman Begins is a combination of stories from the Batman mythos, as well as an original story. According to Wikipedia, the starting point for Batman Begins was a story called "The Man Who Falls"; Jim Gordon was based on the character from the story "Batman: Year One". Neither of these stories featured Ra's Al Ghul, who is a significantly different character ...


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Andrew Martin's answer It's not a reference to a specific joke, but rather a witty line by Bruce Wayne to effectively ask his butler to entertain all the guests in his absence. is not entirely correct. It was actually a light ribbing of Alfred to indicate he needs a better sense of humor. "Tell them all that joke you know" is meant to indicate that ...


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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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Well, yes and no. There is no clear evidence that he is or is not nearly immortal. We don't actually see him die at the end of Batman Begins, neither is any kind of Lazarus pit nor its absence ever mentioned in the movie. However, there is a strong argument to be made that he is just a normal mortal person like you and me (bar any "normal" kind of better ...


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I'm going off a fairly faint memory here, but I think that those "straps" were to be the membranes of his cape. Lucius Fox showed him earlier the special cloth that when given an electric charge would go rigid. Bruce was practicing making the cloth go rigid using the gloves to trigger it. This allows him to force the cape to a particular shape, allowing ...


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The scene in question proceeds like this (from the script): Wayne hurries through the hall. Alfred in pursuit. Tables of food and decoration fill the hall. ALFRED: But Master Wayne, the guests will be arriving. Wayne turns. WAYNE: Keep them happy until I arrive. Tell them that joke you know. Wayne hurries off. Alfred ...


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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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Dent dies as the result of an accident, not because Batman killed him. Batman's one is to never kill. But that does not mean that he goes out of his way to not let the bad guys be killed. If he has a choice, if it is necessary, the bad guys can be left to fend off on their own. Like in Batman Begins, when he leaves Ra's on the train while making his escape. ...


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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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I do agree that disguise is one reason. But this is Nolan, there's always more. In Batman Begins, Bruce tells Alfred: Bruce Wayne: People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can't do that as Bruce Wayne, as a man I'm flesh and blood I can be ignored I can be destroyed but as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be ...


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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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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 (think ...


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When Bruce recognizes Ra's Al Ghul is back, he realizes he needs to end the party and get rid of everyone. Bruce Wayne actually wanted everyone to leave before he even joined the party, just after asking Alfred if Fox was still there. With Bruce having just brought in Rachel [who had been poisoned], and with Fox being there, Bruce was more concerned with ...


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According to Julie Polkes, a spokeswoman for Ms. Holmes, "Katie was offered but was unable to accept the role because of scheduling conflicts. She was in the process of negotiating for another project. In addition, when she returns to work, she would like to tackle a new character." But according to this article, The studio is searching for a ...


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To keep it short: The point of the Robin reference was to display that even though the audience did not know Blake was Robin, he still was. In some interview, someone close to the production of the movie mentioned how the purpose is that he was Robin the whole time, you only find out at the end. This represents perfectly what Batman says to Blake earlier ...


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Bruce is highly resourceful. He did cross continents using nothing but his wits, twice (firstly when he ran off in Batman Begins and when he returned in The Dark Knight Rises). Considering who he is along with the above, does one really have to suspend their disbelief when considering how he notified Alfred of his location, considering EVERYTHING else that ...


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Besides the fact that, as oers said, he wasn't Batman at that time (and has maybe not thought that philosophically about killing people yet), the only reasons for doing this are not just to either kill anyone or destroy the organization. The most obvious reason for starting the fire was to make distraction and chaos, which enables him to escape. I would say ...


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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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Nolan has given an explanation for this. According to him the Batman portrayed in his movies is still young and according to comics Robin appears only when Batman grows old and hence needs a sidekick. Nolan has also said that in his trilogy Robin won't appear at all because these movies will present a young Batman.


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When Talia left the pit she is seen to be quite young maybe between 10-15, so assuming that she went and found here father who then returned and freed Bane (who doesn't look significantly older) within 5 years then I imagine that Bane would have been excommunicated from the League of Shadows well before Bruce Wayne was there. That is based on the ...


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To be honest, that was something which also bothered me when watching it the first times. Why fire him just for asking this single question? But it certainly makes sense, even if probably not written that well: Fox has always been a thorn in the eye of Earle, who banished him into the dead end the R&D department is (or was). So when going to him he just ...


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Probably a bit of both. The main reason would be to disguise his voice so that people don't recognise him as Bruce Wayne. But in selecting the how to disguise his voice he wouldn't want it to sound intimidating. It would make for a very different movie if he sounded all cute and fluffy!


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I have just rewatched the scene, and the disruptor is not thrown away. He lowers it gun, putting it next to his right leg, where it was at the beginning of the scene. In movies, if a gun is disposed off willingly, it is usually (always?) dramatically thrown away, and not just gently dropped next to one's leg. Besides, here it is, mere 20 seconds later, ...


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