Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - - Part 144
It's cognitive dissonance.
Nearly every complaint about TDKR and the direction in which Nolan took Bruce's story stems from "Bruce would never do that".
For example, the never retiring thing works well in the comics. Nolan took all the great elements of Batman and grounded the story in a more personal tale of "What would happen if this guy actually became Batman? How long could he do it? What kind of consequences would there be?"
The resolution of TDKR was much more interesting and satisfying than just condemning Bruce to an endless life of fighting thugs every night.
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