Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
07 Geese a Laying wrote:
^ The movie had its flaws but I think that assessment is too cynical.
- Batman and Bruce dying on the same day? The city was under siege and a lot of people got hurt, so Bruce dying around the time Batman did wouldn't necessarily raise suspicion.
I think it's safe to say that after the city was re-taken, Bruce's secret almost certainly got out. How could it not? Everyone saw that Bane's army was using tanks of the same design as the Batmobile, everyone saw the Batwing, and everyone saw the bomb. That would inevitably lead to an investigation of where they got the tanks and the bomb, and that would inevitably lead back to Wayne Enterprises and to Bruce and Lucius.
Frankly, given the horrific consequences of Wayne Enterprises's technology falling into Bane's hands, I think the United States of the Nolanverse is probably facing some pretty major questions about how much power it's allowed giant corporations to have and how little oversight they seem subject to. And I imagine that Wayne Enterprises and Lucius Fox are facing some pretty major legal reprecussions.
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