Originally Posted by shauner111
How did it not make sense? He sees Batman for the first time in 8 years, he tells the kid who is a rookie, that he's in for a show tonight. Stop reaching for reasons to knock everything down.
That line might have been the only thing STRAIGHT out of Returns, but the entire concept is from the graphic novel. Batman is retired and makes his return when the cops are chasing some baddies. The cops get a surprise. Batman is chasing down the same baddies at the same time. The outcome is different but the setup is the same.
Exactly. You just explained it yourself why it doesn't make sense. Only part you missed is he slows the car down, with the rookie asking him why.
In Returns, Batman was a known hero and ally of the GCPD for years. In Rises, Batman is a publicly known criminal to everyone but Gordon, with a body count of 6 people, who suddenly just vanished after being hunted down. They even had wanted posters of him. It makes sense in Returns' context, but not in Rises'. But of course everyone went crazy over it because it was from TDK Returns.
So yeah, even though it's taken from the comics, it doesn't actually make any sen....wait, never mind. I almost forgot I'm an apparent fanboy whose entire beef with the film is that it isn't like the comics. Never mind, that line is awesome