I finally saw “The Dark Knight Rises” a few weeks ago. I know I’m a little late to the party, but there are a few things I wanted to voice and get off my chest. Since my wife isn’t a Batman fan, I’m turning to CAF. Just to set the tone, I liked the movie and thought it was a good way to end this interpretation of the Batman saga. I was drawn into the movie and it wasn’t until a little later that some things came up that I thought were rather odd or didn’t make sense. Warning, spoilers ahead.
Why hold the whole city hostage if your main goal is to blow it up? In other words, why the big, complex plan that gives people time to formulate a strategy to thwart you when you could just press the trigger once the nuke was activated? Granted, you wouldn’t have much of a movie if that was the case.
Why throw Bruce Wayne into a jail where he just can rock climb out? It reminds me of the cheesy Batman television show where the villain would put Batman and Robin into some sort of overly-complex trap, leave, and then they would inevitably escape. Granted, Bruce Wayne was in pretty bad shape when Bane left him, but still, he should have known that Bruce had the potential to climb out given his ninja training.
Miranda turns out to be the mastermind behind the plot to destroy Gothem to avenge her father’s death at the hands of Batman. She explains how she had been planning that revenge for years. But how would she have known that Batman was Bruce Wayne and therefore the target of her vengeance? Maybe she wanted to take revenge on Gothem in general and she didn’t know that Bruce Wayne was Batman. I didn’t follow that part very well.
Where does Bane find all those loyal followers? Unlike the Joker who found some psychopaths to carry out his chaos, Bane has a fairly well equipped army at his disposal. In fact some are so loyal they commit suicide to carry out the master plan. However, I just don’t understand why Bane has such a loyal following.
Why does Bruce Wayne limp at the start of the movie? What was he doing as a recluse that messed up his knee? I know he took a fall at the end of “The Dark Knight” but he was always taking falls as Batman and came out just fine. And just because you’re a recluse, couldn’t he summon a doctor to come over and check him out?
I know the answer to these all are, “it wouldn’t be much of a movie without these.” But they are just little points that bugged me.