Re: Am I the only one that feels like TDKR prevents Nolan's trilogy from being perfec
In regards to Bruce quitting due to Rachel's death: if this was Nolan's entire intention, then why did Bruce decide to return as Batman, willingly, as soon as Bane appeared? He quit and stayed away because he felt Gotham didn't need him anymore: he accomplished the goal he set out to accomplish. When things got bad, he knew his responsibilities and returned.
If any character has ever earned the right to enjoy a happy retirement, it is Bruce Wayne. Nolan ought to be commended for caring enough about the character and believing enough in his own vision to provide a definitive, satisfying ending to the story of an ordinary man who turned tragedy into the motivation to accomplish something extraordinary.