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Old July 22 2012, 11:58 PM   #289
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

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I guess I need to watch the films again (been a while with the first two) because I don't know what their agenda is. I assumed the "eat the rich" was some kind of statement to which maybe Bruce's actions would matter. If it was just a random way to fuck with people that seems pointless as well.
Their agenda is that they view Gotham as a symbol of corruption and decadence (which it was more in the first movie than the third, but Talia is just carrying out her father's original mission) and want to destroy it as a warning to the rest of the world. Bane's rhetoric is just a way to lead some elements of the masses around; he wants them all to die in the end, just like Ra's, whose plan involved the populace tearing each other to pieces.
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