Re: Updated Rating for The Dark Knight Rises
Those are lingering questions that would never be answered in a film's context. It is more poetic to end where it does.
Also, removing heads of crime creates power vacuums. Look at how three sprung up in TDK. The Dent Act was the city not allowing that to happen again. But legislation's passage and enactment takes time. I like the idea of Batman being on a one man war with crime for several years until the cops start succeeding without his help. Then he moves on to the fusion reactor. And we all know where that leads for the character.
"Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves upon the ruin of this Country."