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11 Things That Didn’t Work in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

The Central Easily Outwitted Agency

When your asset on the ground introduces himself as “Hi, I’m CIA” you probably aren’t hiring the best people out there. When they also accept three additional prisoners without bothering to check them out, at all, they’re not working at the highest capacity. When they also apparently buy the idea that this plane crashed and nothing was weird about it, come on. The wings would have been found several hundred miles away from the fuselage, so the official cause of the accident would be “both wings pretty much fell off at the same time and then it continued on the same course for several minutes before crashing.

Also, a lot of the bodies had bullets in them and the world renowned physicist had the right blood but the wrong teeth.” Perhaps we’re supposed to believe the government is bumbling which explains why when a city is held hostage by terrorists, the government basically says “Okay” and lets them sit for several months.

The Eight Year Gap

Speaking of long periods of time, how about the eight years that pass? Batman retired for that period of time, which seems out of character, but more importantly we just join in 8 years later without a lot of vital information. Miranda Tate? Where did she come from? Wait she is on the Wayne Enterprises board? Oh, okay. Wait, Bruce Wayne just slept with her? What is their relationship? Must have been a lot happening in those 8 years!

Bruce and Miranda was going to be a separate entry, but I’m filling it in here, though I’m kind of glad Bats got some play with her and Catwoman, as the comic book character had a surprisingly active love life on the page, as opposed to Nolan’s version.

Blake Hates Guns Until He Needs One

When Blake is forced to use his pistol to defend himself, he kills two of Bane’s thugs. Seeing what he’s done, this trained police officer turned detective (sure he’s a young guy, a rookie, but still, he’s trained) looks at the gun in disgust and throws it away. I mean, obviously this is a set-up for him to want to follow the “no gun, no killing” rule of being in Batman Incorporated, but mere moments later when Gordon is in trouble, Blake grabs an upgrade – a 12 gauge shotgun, and he seems ready to blow some people away.

(Almost) Literally Every Cop in the City Goes into the Sewer

Approximately 3,000 police officers head into the sewer on the hunt for Bane. To send that much man-power down there, you must assume that yes, he exists and yes, he is a threat. If he has an underground army that needs 3,000 police officers, you should probably call the National Guard. Who was writing traffic citations that day? Responding to 911 calls? Sending the entire force into the sewer on a manhunt is utterly stupid. Which kind of fits in with…

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