Originally Posted by JackWhite
You see, that's the thing - Nolan doesn't ignore a lot of those plot points in TDK, he just skims over them in favor of other....things.
Gordon actually gets arrested by "the people" in TDKR for his lies to the public, but he doesn't have any form of a mea culpa when he stands trial. That scene should have had so much weight to it, but Nolan just skimps out on the juicy stuff.
The Harvey Dent cover up is revealed by Bane at Blackgate prison, and then we see the fall out of a pissed off, jaded, and lied to Gotham City. Brilliant stuff is shown in the montage, but that is it. It stops right there after that scene, and then it's clean streets for the rest of the film.
Rachel's letter is something I haven't really though about. I mean, it's revealed to Bruce from Alfred in there last conversation before Alfred leaves. Great scene. But yeah, it's not really mentioned anymore. I guess you can spin it that Bruce really locked in on a subconscious suicide mission when he fought Bane the first time; because of hearing about the dear john letter. Still that's rather skimmed over too, but not as bad as the first two I mentioned.
Agree that Nolan skimmed over certain parts but moved unto other things for what's in the now as opposed to what storylines were in the last movie, but still...what could've been said more about Rachel's letter?
The other two things you mentioned, I can see why they should've been explored, but they were never major problems I had. The most I have is Gotham not having a voice in the return of Batman and then the disappearance of Batman. Those were my main issues. The other things I feel we had enough. Bane revealed the Dent lie and things had to move forward as there are bigger things to deal with and in the end, as mentioned in the beginning of the film, Gordon is a war hero and he should be praised as much as Batman since the both of them were behind the Dent lie and Gotham built a statue of Batman.