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Old July 22 2012, 04:22 PM   #248
Agent Richard07
Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

Warped9 wrote: View Post
Batman/Bruce hangs it up after the events of TDK. This paints him as emotionally weak and defeated after being Batman for only about a year or so. This doesn't ring true with the Batman of the comics or the character shown in the previous films. Batman/Bruce can be hurt, but he's resilient and perseveres.
The Bruce we see here seemed fairly consistent with previous versions of the character that show him as withdrawn or deeply affected by life. Becoming a Howard Hughes-style recluse isn't much of a leap from there.

Warped9 wrote: View Post
And this is contradicted late in the film when someone says has been fighting for years. So which one is it?
Did someone say that? If so, I'd say it's just talk. A bit of hyperbole.
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