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You are actually completely right. This is plot hole, probably because of rushed writing. In real life such a 'coup' would never have succeeded. Any and all transactions done in such a fraudulent way, would indeed be blocked or the ones that went through would be canceled afterwards. There are plenty of witnesses that can say that Bane =/= Bruce Wayne. This ...


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Despite frequently being ridiculed, according to the (now made unavailable) production notes for Batman Begins; Wayne is incapable of speaking without the Bat-voice when he is wearing his Cowl. According to original drafts for the film: "High-gain stereo microphones are concealed in the ears, allowing Batman to eavesdrop on distant conversations," the ...


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It is definitely Selina Kyle, never thought it could be someone else (and have never heard anybody not referring to her being Selina Kyle). Yet that particular screenshot is indeed a bit vague, but together with the fact that due to the story's development she is most probable to be Selina Kyle it still bears enough resemblence to Anne Hathaway to be quite ...


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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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First of all it is an allusion to Alfred's previous story: When Bruce was away for many years during the events of Batman Begins (when he was an outlaw and later trained by the League of Shadows), Alfred was every years on vacation in that restaurant and hoped for seeing Bruce sitting there happily. He just hoped that he would finally have found a way to ...


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According to official novelization of The Dark Knight Rises, Joker appears to be the sole inmate at Arkham Asylum. “Blackgate Prison was a maximum-security penitentiary located on one of the smaller islands in Gotham Harbor. Now that the Dent Act had made it all but impossible for the city’s criminals to cop an insanity plea, it (Blackgate Prison) had ...


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TL;DR: Bane is VERY much a villain and does not help Batman in the film. Christopher Nolan envisaged and wrote him as villain. His actions throughout are cold blooded and cruel. Despite showing care for Talia, he is merciless in his destruction of all others, murdering at will and threatening to slaughter an entire city. Much of the theory is centred on ...


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Most superheroes are, psychologically speaking, more-or-less regular people who adopt a superhero guise to fight crime. Hal Jordan turns into Green Lantern, Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man, and so on. In his modern incarnations, even Clark Kent (who is not precisely "normal", but is as close as he could get under the circumstances) becomes Superman. Batman ...


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Who are these people? They're prisoners. The Pit is a prison: The Pit is a prison located in the ancient part of the world, which had established such a fearsome reputation that it became referred to as "the worst Hell on Earth". Why doesn't Bane/Talia/Ra's Al Ghul (before he died)/Batman help to free them?    Bane, Talia and Ra's Al Ghul: How ...


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There are indeed comments from various of the filmmakers why they went in this direction. The overall tenor of those comments has been nailed by you in the question already, though. It was for the same reason that Ra's Al Ghul's regeneration and resurrection abilities have been reduced to trickery, allusions and a mere philosophical immortality of his ...


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He found it in the Pocket of Gordon's coat when Gordon was his captive down in the sewers. He orders one of his men to search his pockets and he finds the papers containing the speech before Gordon can escape. He intended to read it on the ceremony in Wayne Manor at the beginning of the film. That's also when the senator gets ...


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Cast & Production Most of the key actors and the director are big names with well established and varied careers, it is likely that they would be reluctant to keep turning out episodes of the same franchise indefinitely. It is also likely that the decision to make this incarnation of Batman as a 3 part trilogy was made at an early stage for commercial ...


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I believe the phrasing was that "while this machine is at Wayne Enterprises I won't be". In the scene you're referring to he typed in his name to delete the software and destroy the machine. The machine is no longer there so Lucius Fox was happy to remain.


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First of all, there is this article from NBC (that is also referenced in another answer) which says that Bane's nationality/ethnicity is half British and half Caribbean: DC Comics describes Bane’s father as a British mercenary and his mother a rebel from the Caribbean. His life spent in a jail on the fictional Caribbean Island of Santa Prisca, a ...


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The movie is based largely on the Knightfall series of comics where Bane is highly intelligent. On his wiki one of his abilities is "Genius Level Intellect". As to his meticulous controlling personality, the early versions of Bane were just this. Bane creator Chuck Dixon's early tales portray Bane as a very calm, centered warrior akin to Bruce Lee in as ...


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Talia was no ordinary child. A child born in hell, forged by suffering, hardened by pain. Not a man from privilege. After his defeat, Bane asks Batman: I broke you. How have you come back? I think this makes it quite clear that Bane was sure that Bruce would not be able to escape.


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There are actually incentives for filming in the city of Pittsburgh that have nothing to do with being a sports fan. Dawn Keezer, Pittsburgh Film Office Director states that Hollywood is enticed into filming in the city because of the $75 million tax incentive program that was introduced in 2004. However, she is quick to point out that a tax incentive was ...


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In-movie explanation: 1 Bane was reportedly born and raised in the Pit, a hellish prison located within a Middle Eastern country. He came to regard the prison as a home, a place where he learned "the truth about despair." From Bane himself: "It's based on a guy named Bartley Gorman," he told us. (So, not Mr. Belevedere?) "He's the king of the ...


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He had no access to his Batman-utilities. You don't actually know that. I, for one, believe he had some. Remember in "The Dark Knight", when he's in a restaurant, talking to Harvey, Rachel, and Natascha (a prima ballerina for the Moscow Ballet)? Natascha: How could you want to raise children in a city like this? Bruce: Well, I was raised here. I ...


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It's not "Alfred's rendition of what "the end" should have been". It's what actually happened. Everyone thinks that Bruce Wayne is dead and so is Batman. That was Bruce Wayne's ploy. During the final 5 minutes it is revealed that "The Bat" had an auto pilot system. This proves that it is not necessary that Batman destroyed himself with the plane and the ...


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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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Now first of all, as you correctly say in your answer and question, at that point Bane was supposedly working for John Daggett, who likely brought him into the country and funded his endeavours. So part of the reason for robbing the stock exchange was to bankcrupt Daggett's rival Bruce Wayne and make his company digestible by Daggett's own company. So it was ...


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About 5 months. So, there have been quite a few confusions about the actual length of Bane's occupation of Gotham and Bruce's time in the pit. So let's go through the movie step by step and summarize all the hints about the chronology in order to wipe out any unclarities: Shortly after Bruce is thrown into the pit Bane starts carrying out his plan. When ...


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I would argue the answer to this is no; fear of death may be a powerful impulse of the spirit but to say it is the MOST powerful does not satisfy reason (which is the basis of philosophy), and facing the fear of death is not enough to explain the power of the superhero. A bit of logic… When faced with a statement of absolute (MOST powerful impulse), one ...


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I don't think so. a lot of people got killed/executed/executed by exile and died in so many fights and rich people were specifically targeted, so people would just assume he was one of the many victims, and if there were any one already think Wayne is batman, it will remain just a theory with no real evidence. Also if someone saw Bruce (if he's really alive)...


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I agree with the rest that it was really happening, however, with a bit different reasoning. The whole ending is done in a way that it gradually reveals that Bruce had made it: We see Gotham finally accepting the Batman as a hero, also confirming the overall belief that he's dead. We find out that Blake is named Robin, which - at the moment - seems like ...


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It's upside down and mirrored Arabic script. It can be a number of languages (Arabic isn't the only one that uses Arabic script), and the image is a bit blurry. But after using some serious CSI techniques (zooming in a lot) I'm fairly certain that it is Arabic, just obfuscated.


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To add to the other answers, Talia herself might have taken the decision to put Batman in the pit. She was the only one to ever rise from that pit of hell and that too as a child (with much less wing span and energy). She was a legend of that pit. Only the prison doctor and Bane were actual remaining witnesses to that climb. She would expect nobody to ...


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Basically, it was a metaphor for the fear of failure. Bane places Bruce in the same pit that he lived throughout his own childhood. Although he does this as a “punishment,” this will of course prove to be exactly what Bruce needs. This now finally emerges as the major theme of the third film, that suffering builds character, It is so often is ...


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