Originally Posted by Gotham's Knight
I find it funny that some people find it hard to accept Batman's 8 year retirement in TDKRises but are fine with it in TDKReturns. What are the differences? Dent Act instead of the government forcing superheroes into hiding and Rachel gets killed by the Joker instead of Jason.
People have complained that Bruce didn't deserve that much time off, because in the comics he had a longer career.
If you look at Nolan's trilogy as a sort of condensed short story, it's not really off-putting.