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The Dark Knight Rises Undid Batman’s Greatest Sacrifice

The Dark Knight Rises saw Bruce Wayne winding up being Batman once more after 8 years of avoiding so, as well as likewise with that said, it reversed his finest sacrifice.

The Dark Knight Rises saw Bruce Wayne’s return as Batman, nevertheless that reversed his finest sacrifice, which happened at the end of The Dark Knight. After undertaking a severe area in the 1990s with Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever as well as likewise Batman & Robin, the Caped Crusader got an extra found the movie theater with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which supplied a darker as well as likewise additional practical tone to Batman as well as likewise Gotham City, creating a few of the absolute best modifications of the individuality previously.

First came Batman Begins in 2005, providing the target audience to Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne, that came across Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson) as well as likewise Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy). The comply with up, The Dark Knight, turned up in 2008 as well as likewise brought a new variant of Batman’s most popular as well as likewise famous enemy: the Joker, played by Heath Ledger. The Dark Knight is considered one of the best superhero movies ever made, and likewise it was followed by The Dark Knight Rises, the closing chapter in Nolan’s trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises introduced Bane (Tom Hardy), Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), as well as Talia al Ghul (Marion Cotillard), but it failed to repeat the success of its predecessor, and it also ended up undoing Batman’s biggest sacrifice.

At the end of The Dark Knight, and after getting rid of the Joker, Batman and James Gordon (Gary Oldman) arrived at the building where Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) was killed earlier on and encountered Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), who by then had already become Two-Face. With Gordon’s family as hostages, Two-Face shot Batman and threatened to kill Gordon’s son, but before he could flip the coin to decide his fate, Batman tackled him off the building to his death. After that, Batman convinced Gordon to hold him responsible for Two-Face’s murders in order to preserve Dent’s heroic public image, as the citizens of Gotham didn’t know he was Two-Face. Dent continued to be hailed as a hero and Batman became the bad guy, prompting Bruce to leave his role of vigilante behind.

However, The Dark Knight Rises, which takes place eight years after The Dark Knight, saw Bruce Wayne putting on the Batman suit again to fight crime, specifically Bane and his henchmen. While this was obviously going to happen as there couldn’t be a Batman movie without Bruce Wayne taking on the role, this ended up undoing his greatest sacrifice as seen in The Dark Knight, in which he traded his morality and role as Gotham’s vigilante for the greater good of the city and its residents. This resulted in the Dent Act, which eradicated organized crime in Gotham while Harvey Dent kept his good image and Batman was labeled as the real villain. Bruce realized that sacrifice is sometimes more important than the truth, but this was all gone to waste in The Dark Knight Rises as soon as he returned.

Although The Dark Knight Rises got mostly positive reviews, fans have criticized it for years as some elements don’t make sense (such as how Bruce returned to Gotham so quickly and how Batman survived the explosion), but the undoing of his sacrifice from The Dark Knight is often overlooked. His decision to be labeled as the responsible among all those deaths in order to keep Dent’s image and also thus keep Gotham safe (and also sane) is among one of the most crucial minutes in the arc of this variation of Bruce Wayne/Batman, nevertheless it was entirely revoked once the last Dark Knight movie showed up.

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