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The first fight is an ambush set up by Bane. He set the time, and the place. He knows things about Batman that Batman did not think he knew - that he is Bruce Wayne for example, off the bat (I would say that pun is unintentional, but I'd be lying). Batman is mentally thrown off. His tricks don't work: Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the ...


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Batman (Bruce Wayne) loved Rachel Dawes, so he decided to save her and left Dent for the Gotham Police Department to save. They didn't both try to save Dent; Gordon went after Dent while Wayne went after Dawes, but The Joker lied about who was located where. Dent was actually in the location The Joker told Batman Dawes was in, while Dawes was located where ...


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No there isn't, and that was an explicit choice by Christopher Nolan given Heath Ledger's death. Nolan says that "We're not addressing The Joker at all. That is something I felt very strongly about in terms of my relationship with Heath and the experience I went through with him on The Dark Knight". He added that "I didn't want to in any way try and ...


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TL;DR: Throughout the trilogy, Bruce always uses his gravelly voice while in costume, regardless of who he is interacting with. The circumstances don't seem to make any difference. He might be in the Batcave with Alfred, where no one else can possibly hear him; he'll still speak that way. He might be telling someone who he really is; he'll do it in the ...


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I believe the entire quote was: Lucius Fox: Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands; and your plan, is to blackmail this person? [pause, Reese looks nervous] Lucius Fox: Good luck. ...


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It is unlikely that this posture was one inspired by comics since in the comics, Bane is rarely shown wearing a shirt or jacket at all. I suspect it is a command posture designed to make him appear larger than life, take up more space or to appear more imposing. Most information on the psychology of body language do not cover menacing poses by ...


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Bane is mentioned as having been excommunicated from the League of Shadows in the movie, so presumably had access to their knowledge. It's not linked explicitly in the movie, but I therefore assume that the knowledge that Bruce Wayne was Batman would have come from this link. After all, Ra's al Ghul definitely knew Bruce Wayne was Batman in Batman Begins.


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Joker's whole idea was to turn Harvey into a monster, NOT into a martyr. AND to hurt Batman personally (probably turning him into a monster). Both goals would be undermined if Batman saved Rachel and let Harvey die. So he likely did the misdirection intentionally; counting on Batman to put more of an effort to save his "girlfriend" (who ends up being Harvey)...


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For the former, it could be shrugged off as just part of the movie. However, it would take someone going at about 50% of Mach 1 to travel six miles in a minute. Given the Bat is a defence project, it's not unreasonable that it had sufficient acceleration capabilities to get up to speed and travel that far, especially since Having just seen this, the ...


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Bruce (as Batman) reminded Gordon that "sometimes it just takes a coat put on a small child and telling them everything will be okay" to get them to believe in law and order (paraphrased from memory there). This is followed by a brief cut to footage of Gordon putting his coat on a young Bruce Wayne's shoulders after the death of Bruce's parents, before ...


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It's been a while since I watched The Dark Knight, but here are my thoughts based on what I recall: It keeps the criminals in prison. Harvey was as much a victim of the Joker as anyone else (especially in what drove him to be Two-Face), but he still committed the crimes he committed. If that were to be found out, all of his cases would be called into ...


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Having just watched the movie earlier today, I think John Blake's character draws together bits & pieces from the three main Robins - Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake. The cop part comes from Dick, who becomes a police officer in Blüdhaven after becoming Nightwing and was, of course, the original Robin. The hard-luck, orphaned origin and self-...


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In Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul gives this explanation after training Bruce and preparing him to return to Gotham: As Gotham's favored son you will be ideally placed to strike at the heart of criminality... Gotham's time has come. Like Constantinople or Rome before it the city has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving ...


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Here's an actual doctor commenting on the back break and recovery. His conclusion is... The diagnosis (herniated disc) is impossible given the trauma. You can't punch a herniated disc back into place. A herniated disc takes 8 weeks to 4 months to recover without surgery. Another type of broken back is a compression fracture. They can be caused by a hard ...


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My understanding is that, due to the fact that Bruce has been declared dead Mr Earle is able to turn the company from privately held to public, by selling shares. This means that the participation of the Waynes in the company (whatever % it was) is ignored and the control of it goes to the board (he would be "forcing out" the Waynes from their own company, ...


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I don't believe there are any concrete answers to this question, but assume that one of two things happened: Bruce used his knowledge from his time spent living as a "criminal" to procure the necessary funds to purchase airfare Bruce called one of his non-Gotham residing friends (surely he has some) and had money wired to him or borrowed a jet Either ...


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Yes, the judge was the Scarecrow, aka Dr. Johnathon Crane (Cillian Murphy), who was also in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He wasn't explicitly introduced in The Dark Knight Rises.


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During the conversation with Batman Bane explains that he wants to keep the city hopeful right up until it's destruction. He also wants it to seem like he's giving the city back to the people and not blatantly killing people... Yes the city is in chaos, but Bane has control, I get the impression that completely killing the police force would create chaos ...


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In his first fight with Bane, 1) Batman subconsciously wants to die, and 2) Bane is more motivated. Others have noted some of the tactical reasons why Batman lost the first fight and won the second. That's definitely part of it, but I'm going to argue for a more fundamental reason. At the beginning of the film, Gotham is at a point where it apparently ...


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Katie Holmes chose not to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes According to Nolan, via alloy.com, Katie was "unavailable for the role", Katie wasn't available for the role, which I wasn't very happy about, but these things happen, and I was very, very fortunate that Maggie was able to take it over. Christopher Nolan sourced by alloy.com Maggie Gyllenhaal ...


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Here's the entire quote: Fox: What can I do for you, Mr. Reese? Reese: You asked me to do the diligence on the LSI Holdings deal again. I found irregularities. Fox: Their CEO is in police custody. Reese: Not with their numbers. With yours. Applied Sciences, a whole division of Wayne Industries disappeared, overnight. So I went down to the ...


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The film ["Batman Begins" ] takes place in 2007. In the Gotham Tonight news segments released to promote The Dark Knight it reports on Election '08 and states that the attack on the Narrows (which happens at the end of this film) took place nine months previously. (Source: IMDB "Batman Begins" FAQ) Batman Begins: 2007. The Dark Knight: 2008. The Dark ...


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The theme mentioned throughout the Dark Knight Rises and Christopher Nolan's Batman films, is that Batman isn't Bruce Wayne or any single person. Batman is more than that, he's a symbol. There's a scene even when Batman mentions to detective John Blake that he should wear a mask when fighting crime. So even if the man behind the mask were to die or go ...


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Is it possible to be Batman? Certainly some of the technology exists, but putting it together in a way that can be used the way the Batman does is another matter. Using today's technologies and cutting edge designs, the cost of being Batman is estimated at $682,450,750. This takes into account his suit, vehicles, training, equipment, mansion and manservant. ...


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The sentence starts "Somewhere...", but is cut off. We can speculate as to how that sentence is going to end, but ultimately we just don't know. The following is an screencap of The Dark Knight's script: DENT (CONT'D) RACHEL! RACHEL (O.S.) Harvey? Harvey, it's okay... DENT RACHEL!!! EXT. 52ND STREET, GOTHAM -- NIGHT Gordon, axe ...


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He's played by the fairly well-known character actor William Fichtner, but he's only credited as "Bank Manager" so I doubt he represents a named character from the comics. When he pulls out his shotgun and shouts Do you have any idea who you're stealing from? You and your friends are dead! I'm sure he's referring to the mob bosses that own the bank, not ...


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Jim Gordon: I never cared who you were. Batman: And you were right. Jim Gordon: Shouldn't the people know the hero who saved them? Batman: ‎A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended. [Flashback of Gordon doing this for ...


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IMPORTANT TWIST Batman: I can get it over the bridge! Catwoman: Set it to fly out over the water, then eject? Batman: No autopilot! This is the twist! You can either view Batman's last line as "No autopilot, I'm screwed!" or "No, autopilot" as in "No, I'm not going to set it to fly over the water and eject, I'm going to use the autopilot" It's the ...


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In the novelization of The Dark Knight Rises the Joker is said to be the sole occupant of Arkham Asylum. “Now that the Dent Act had made it all but impossible for the city’s criminals to cop an insanity plea, it (Blackgate Prison) had replaced Arkham Asylum as a preferred location for imprisoning both convicted and suspected felons. The worst of the worst ...


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