Originally Posted by Fudgie
Of course there's lots of similarities. Rises is just a weak rehash of Begins. Nolan got lazy in this one. Same plot devices he used before.
Some wonder why loads of people call the flick lazy.
Bane and Catwoman have different goals than Ra's/Scarecrow (but not Talia).
The Gothamites are fully in control of their actions. Not under a drug's influence.
Batman is a leader moreso than a mysterious creature in the shadows.
Nuke to keep the govt. out and create a plausible No Man's Land scenario vs microwave emitter to spread Fear Gas.
No crime bosses strangling Gotham.