Re: The Dark Knight Rises - letdown or not?
It's the idea that Batman didn't kill the driver (assuming he's dead) that I take issue with.
Batman either killed or knocked out the driver with his fusillade from The Bat, and then fired a deliberate, separate missle that caused the truck to lurch out of control which then directly causes him Talia and the driver (assuming he died) to plunge to the road below and die. This is what the film shows.
Whether Batman's gunfire causes "shards of glass" to kill the driver or not, he still killed the man (assuming he's dead) with multiple actions.
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And if I'm right
The future's looking bright
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