Re: Am I the only one that feels like TDKR prevents Nolan's trilogy from being perfec
I just dont understand the people that hate the movie for the sole reason of Bruce retiring "because Rachel died" ... that is not why. It is a bit of a factor, sure. The mayor clearly states the city's crime rate is a fraction of what it used to be by saying that while no city is without crime there is no mob presence (obviously that's not verbatim).
& Then Bruce tells Gordon that Batman wasnt needed anymore and they "won." Rachel's death was more of a reason for Bruce Wayne to disappear later on once he shut down his energy project and felt even more alone. He was Batman immediately after Rachel's death because he was needed; once he took down the Joker & Harvey's fall reached its end he was no longer needed especially w/ the Dent Act.
I'm not a fan of the 8 year gap either but it does make sense in the framework of this story.