Before I say anything, please, let me say that I enjoyed this film. I really did. From beginning of the trilogy right up to end, these movies were not treated like they were made for children. The material is dark and mature, and the performances Christopher Nolan summons from his actors are never anything less than impressive. But having said all that, I can also confidently say that The Dark Knight Rises, though a great end to a great trilogy, just did not live up to its predecessor, and in many ways, there is no way it could have. The following is my in depth analysis of the movie, and the questions it left me with after seeing it. If you were Robin and you read this article, you would say: Holy Spoilers, Batman! So if you have not seen it, go see it, then come back and read this.
Anyone with a Facebook and a Twitter is all up in arms today, because everyone’s feeds seem to rest solely in between people joking about the Batman shootings, to people mourning the Batman shootings. And it seems some of this posts have started the great debate as to when is it “too soon” to joke about something, and what is sacred and should not be joked about, ever. And if you think there is a “right or wrong” answer to this, it really isn’t that cut and dry.