The Dark Knight Returns
The Dark Knight Rises
"I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself." -- G.K. Chesterton
After the wave of resignations and terminations today, it's good to know I can at least make a couple of people smile - even if it is over the interwebs...
I like Returns better (love them both), but it's not an ending for Batman. Rises, by default.
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Last edited by sunofdarkchild; 01-23-2013 at 12:39 PM.
I think people don't seem to understand the knee injury.
It was a psychological crutch, not a physical one. The crippling was all in his head. That's why the brace "worked" instantly - it gave him the confidence (and the excuse) he needed to move beyond the injury so that he could get back in the game, now that he had the drive to do so again. The whole point of the scene wasn't to show that Fox had a brace that would enable Bruce to shatter bricks instantly - it was to show that Bruce really didn't need it at all in the first place.
As for the back injury - I'm not familiar with how long back injuries take to heal, especially the kind that Bruce had. It wasn't like a Knightfall-style injury, where his back was broken and he was paralyzed. Remember, Bruce had almost 5 months in that pit to heal and get better.
I picked TDKR simply because Batman gets to be happy for once, even if it's not the 'better' ending for Batman. The Dark Knight is the better Batman ending. Open ended.
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I guess you missed the bit where the doctor tells him there's no cartilage.
Here's what happens in the scene:
'Doctor: I've seen worse cartilage in knees.
Bruce Wayne: That's good.
Doctor: No, that's because there is NO cartilage in your knee, and not much of any use in your elbows or your shoulders. Between that and the scar tissue on your kidneys, the residual concussive damage to your brain tissue, and the general scarred-over quality of your body, I cannot recommend that you go heliskiing, Mr. Wayne.'
Yeah, that was all 'in his head'...
(guys, we all forgot the elbows! whoopsie)
His vertebrae was protruding and placing pressure on the nerves in his spinal column. That was the key thing to his recovery, that his spinal column wasn't severed. But 'poking' it back in to place and just having him hang like a piece of meat...well, if that 'medical process' works for you then...*shrug*As for the back injury - I'm not familiar with how long back injuries take to heal, especially the kind that Bruce had. It wasn't like a Knightfall-style injury, where his back was broken and he was paralyzed. Remember, Bruce had almost 5 months in that pit to heal and get better.
I definately agree that they should not have made his injuries so serious early on, and should have made it more obvious that he had a mental problem that was effecting him physically.
He ends up with a gorgeous Catwoman in Rises. End of debate.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time - Leo Tolstoy