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View Poll Results: How do you rate "The Dark Knight Rises"?
Excellent 147 58.33%
Good 61 24.21%
Fair 26 10.32%
Poor 12 4.76%
Terrible 6 2.38%
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Old December 8 2012, 11:05 PM   #991
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Well, Qui-Gon obviously taught him how to spot thick ice and... oh, who am I kidding, it would have been awesome if he'd just fallen right through.
You know, if he carries Bat-Shark-Repellent, I could see a Bat-Thick-Ice-Spotter.

Gaith wrote:
the far more glaring coincidence is that Bruce Wayne and Batman make their first public appearances in years at virtually the same time.
From the timeline of the film, we at least know that Wayne was known to have done some things after the last sighting of the Batman.
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Old December 9 2012, 12:14 AM   #992
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Wayne officially died when the city was taken over. 5 months later, Batman appeared again.

Nobody but Fox, Selina and Miranda knew that Wayne returned to the city.
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Old December 9 2012, 12:16 AM   #993
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I still can't help but hear Sean Connery from the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy skits every time Bane talks...
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Old December 9 2012, 12:38 AM   #994
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Nobody but Fox, Selina and Miranda knew that Wayne returned to the city.
And a couple of goons...
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Old December 9 2012, 01:25 AM   #995
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Nobody but Fox, Selina and Miranda knew that Wayne returned to the city.
And a couple of goons...
Who say stuff like "Wayne is Batman, man.", and then a couple of weeks later Batman shows up again (Blake).
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Old December 9 2012, 05:49 AM   #996
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"Aren't you a little short to be Batman?"
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Old December 9 2012, 12:05 PM   #997
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Bane 'outtakes'
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Old December 9 2012, 08:24 PM   #998
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the Bane rap is pure gold!
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Old December 10 2012, 05:29 AM   #999
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Very funny.
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Old December 10 2012, 06:33 AM   #1000
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In Batman Begins, if I remember correctly, Bruce's parents were buried in a graveyard with a lot of other graves.

In The Dark Knight Rises, their graves appear to be in a different location.
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Old December 10 2012, 04:15 PM   #1001
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In Batman Begins, if I remember correctly, Bruce's parents were buried in a graveyard with a lot of other graves.

In The Dark Knight Rises, their graves appear to be in a different location.
And dead bodies cannot be moved after being buried.
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Old December 13 2012, 09:01 PM   #1002
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Iím sure this has been discussed to death, but itís a 67-page thread, so here goes.

Iím puzzled by the ending. There are two possible interpretations: Bruce survives and is at the cafe with Selina, or he dies and Alfred imagines him at the cafe with Selina.

The popular consensus seems to be that he survives. This raises a few issues:
  • He allows everyone to believe that heís dead, including Alfred, which is devastating. Why not let Alfred know heís still alive? Hiding the truth while Alfred mourns him seems cruel.
  • Just before leaving, he tells Selina that the Bat has no autopilot. If he reunites with her, whatís the point of lying to her?
  • Just before detonation, thereís a shot of Bruce and he appears to be piloting the Bat. If he isnít, what is he doing?

The alternative is that Alfred imagines seeing Bruce and Selina at the cafe, just as he used to imagine seeing Bruce there the first time he went missing. The only problem I see with this is Luciusís discovery that the autopilot had indeed been fixed. Thatís fairly easy to dispose of by speculating that Bruce fixes the autopilot and then itís damaged in action. Itís not much of a stretch.

So, whatís the deal?
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Old December 13 2012, 09:20 PM   #1003
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It's not ambiguous at all. Bruce lives, retires to Europe with Selina, and arranges for Alfred to see him at that outdoor cafe Alfred was talking about earlier.

Hence, the scenes indicating that the autopilot actually worked, that the Bat-Signal was mysteriously repaired, that the pearl necklace was missing . . . all of which are set-up for the Big Reveal that Bruce and Selina are living happily ever after. None of those scenes make any sense or have any purpose otherwise.

Nothing in the script indicated that these things were anything less than concrete reality. All of that happened, just like it says in the script (and, ahem, the book).
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Old December 13 2012, 09:29 PM   #1004
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Things change from script to screen all the time and any director can interpret the material in different ways when he goes to film it.

With that said my opinion leans more to the idea that yes Bruce didn't die. Although the Cat could have taken those pearls...

and escaping a nuclear blast wouldn't be easy.. http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukema...&zm=10&kt=4000
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Old December 13 2012, 09:32 PM   #1005
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I guess that’s authoritative. How do you answer the three bullet points?
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