Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
Ras didn't wanna destroy Gotham to rid it of crime, that's ridiculous. It was to strike a killing blow to American Imperialism. These people think global.
Actually, the League of Shadows under Ra's DID want to destroy Gotham because of its decadence and corruption; Ra's blatantly says so, and talks about the League also having been responsible for the destruction or downfall of other decadent and corrupt locations/societies, such as Rome.
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"Ze director's cut is ze film you saw in ze theater."