Originally Posted by Happy Jack
Though I do agree with this, Rises did do deconstruction in a similar way that Knight did. Begins was the setup to both Bruce and Batman and the sequel deconstructed Batman in various ways, finally inverting the symbol by vilifying him. Rises deconstructs Bruce Wayne by paring down the trappings of his life like him losing his fortune (his only superpower), pushing Alfred away, and eventually even his ability to be Batman. It also shows what damage crime fighting has done to his body in his age. Knight truly put Batman through the crucible and Rises took Bruce all the way to edge in which he had nothing left save pure will.
Good observations regarding the deconstructions going on in both movies.