Originally Posted by RustyCage
I might be misinterpreting you here..
Are you saying The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises should be considered independent stories from each other? The lessons and message of The Dark Knight shouldn't be considered in context with Rises?
They should be considered in context. Which is why, in my opinion, Rises doesn't fit in with BB & TDK in context. A lot of themes and ideas carrying over from the previous films were either ignored or contradicted IMO.