Originally Posted by Brain Damage
I'll never get tired of seeing people try to justify why I don't like TDKR
It seems to always boil down to "you didn't get it" or "it's not what you wanted."
BS. I knew about 8 years retirement, about Talia, about the League of Shadows, and about a whole lotta other things that I didn't really like in the movie. But going in I was totally ready and willing to buy into it. But it just didn't work. For me and many others the problem isn't with the story, it's with the way the story is told.
So please, if you LOVE TDKR, and you're ever about to make a post trying to justify why other people don't like it, please just don't
It's always a two-way street though. A lot of the time people (not saying you) try to quantify their dislikes with TDKR as objective flaws in the storytelling that are simply being excused and overlooked by people who like the movie, when in fact a lot of the times the very things that one person dislikes are the very things that another loves and admires about the movie. Alfred leaving Bruce for example. I didn't find it out of character (esp. given the history of the comics) and think that's one of the most heart-wrenching scenes in the trilogy.