Originally Posted by ThePhantasm
We'll just have to differ on that. I find the ending feels a little emotionally manipulative and contrived at numerous points. The endings to Begins and TDK felt much more natural and infused with emotion that really tugged at me. Only time I've ever gotten teary at a Batman ending was TDK in theatres... just because the ending was so perfect.
I agree. But I felt that exact same feeling you describe in that sentence, including that "perfect" line, with the ending to Rises. The difference is that TDK also had a sad and haunting quality to it. While Rises was extremely uplifting and bright.