Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
I disagree. You can't take Batman out of commission in the first 20 minutes and only bring him back for the climax and still even pretend it is a Batman movie. There are flaws in the editing and pacing of the movie, but not getting Batman out of the picture earlier wasn't one of them.
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