Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P
I love how we are the wrong ones for having a "comic-book mindset." What a horrible bias for comic-book movie fans to have. You know, shauner, I never assert that you are a blind Nolan fanboy - that would be insulting, beside the point, and a fallacious attempt to undermine your credibility. I wish you wouldn't use such tactics on us.
In TDKR we get no indication that his symbol endured, in fact quite the opposite - it is established early in the film that Gotham thinks Batman is a murderer, his reputation is tarnished, etc. The symbol only endures in the mind of Gordon and a few older cops (and the orphans). Everyone else is hungry to take Batman down. The symbol didn't endure because Batman just hung up the cowl and gave up on the symbol, rather than continuing the fight.