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Old July 22 2012, 04:50 AM   #220
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

davejames wrote: View Post
Maybe the prisoners helped fuel the riots, but I still think we're meant to believe that much of the general population helped out as well.
That was my impression as well, and it's bothersome. Not only is it unmotivated within TDKR itself (we don't see any indication that people are unhappy until everything goes to hell), but it blatantly contradicts one of the points of TDK, that the people of Gotham are basically good and willing to do the right thing. In showing them as willing and even eager to tear apart the city, TDKR spat all over that ideal.
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