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Old July 23 2012, 06:04 PM   #372
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

Allyn Gibson wrote: View Post
I admit, I'm harboring serious doubts as to whether that was real or if it was simply Alfred's fantasy.

I'll explain.

In short, I think the final scene is up for interpretation. It it happened, I understand why Alfred saw what he saw. If it didn't happen, I understand why Alfred wanted to see it.
The timing is certainly tight, but it really doesn't make any sense for it to be Alfred's fantasy. We're supplied with two independent verified indications that Bruce survived (the missing necklace and the autopilot patch, which Bruce outright lied about to witnesses to make it look like he was going to die), and, though this is more subjective, Selina's presence with Bruce really makes little sense as an Alfred fantasy. He wasn't around for any of their interactions.
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