History Film / TheDarkKnightTrilogy

2nd Sep '17 12:57:09 AM superslinger2007
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** Alas, DC have announced that they plan to reboot the Batman franchise to allow it to fit into the greater multiverse, with a particular eye towards a ''Justice League'' movie.

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** Alas, DC have announced that they plan to reboot the Batman franchise to allow it to fit into the greater multiverse, with a particular eye towards a the ''Justice League'' movie.movie.
* SequelLogoInRuins: The Bat logo seen on posters and promo material starts off pristine for ''Batman Begins''. It starts having pieces flaking off and gets surrounded by cracks for the later two films.
7th Aug '17 10:35:56 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* BigBadDuumvirate: All three movies, to varying degrees, as shown on the composite poster above. Split between Scarecrow and Ra's Al Ghul in ''Begins'', The Joker and Two-Face in ''The Dark Knight'', and Bane and [[spoiler: Talia Al Ghul]] in ''Rises''.

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* BigBadDuumvirate: All three movies, to varying degrees, as shown on the composite poster above. Split between Scarecrow and Ra's Al Ghul in ''Begins'', The Joker and Two-Face in ''The Dark Knight'', and Bane and [[spoiler: Talia Al Ghul]] in ''Rises''. Scarecrow is the only villain to appear in more than one movie (aside from [[spoiler: Bruce hallucinating Ra's]]), showing up in all three.



** Bane, oh so very much. The man's forehead should be considered a lethal weapon.

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** Bane, oh so very much. The man's forehead should be considered a lethal weapon. He also trashes some security guards with little more his motorcycle helmet.


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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Loeb]] didn't last very long, did he?
7th Aug '17 10:27:44 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* BigBadDuumvirate: All three movies, to varying degrees, as shown on the composite poster above. Split between Scarecrow and Ra's Al Ghul in ''Begins'', The Joker and Two-Face in ''The Dark Knight'', and Bane and [[spoiler: Talia Al Ghul]] in ''Rises''.
28th Jul '17 6:57:11 PM JulianLapostat
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* UltimateUniverse: Nolan's movies are a classic example of this specific kind of revision:
** It applies ArcWelding to mix disparate parts of Batman's RoguesGallery for better AdaptationDistillation. Ra's Al Ghul was unconnected to both Scarecrow and Bane in the early stories, and he likewise had no involvement with Batman's training. But here he is provided that function to better explain and connect Batman's McNinja training, Scarecrow's fear gas, and Bane is likewise one of his students, until he was, as Bruce puts it, "thrown out by a gang of psychopaths".
** It also significantly dials down the supernatural and pulp science element of the original comics by DoingInTheWizard. Ra's Al Ghul isn't ReallySevenHundredYearsOld but rather an ArtifactTitle for an AncientConspiracy secret society. Joker likewise doesn't have his showbiz gimmick and chemistry based gadgets (featured in Creator/TimBurton's film) but is instead a violent, manipulative, quasi-anarchic terrorist.
10th Jun '17 9:34:55 AM nombretomado
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* TheWindyCity: The entire trilogy was partially shot Chicago, and as such many Chicago landmarks and features can be picked out:
** The car chase with the Joker takes place on Lower Wacker Drive.
** Maroni's car wrecks in the Amtrak yards at 18th Street
** Gotham General is actually a touched up Brach's candy factory.
** As the blaze at the hospital is being extinguished, a CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) bus can be seen, only with a decal saying GTA (Gotham Transit Authority).
** 'L' trains are frequently visible in the background.
** Part of the first Batpod chase scene shows Batman driving through the Millennium Station. Signs for Metra, South Shore, Pedway and Randolph Street are also visible.
** Bruce Wayne's Illinois license plates, only with "Gotham" where it normally says "Illinois".
** Averted in the third film, where Gotham starts looking just like New York City, being an island surrounded by rivers that empty into the ocean. One World Trade Center, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Brooklyn Bridge also make cameos.
** The LA skyline is also visible when The Bat takes off the roof during its first night of action.
12th May '17 5:44:52 AM jormis29
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All [[{{Trilogy}} three films]] star Creator/ChristianBale as [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] {{Franchise/Batman}}, Creator/MichaelCaine as Alfred Pennyworth, Creator/GaryOldman as James Gordon, and Creator/MorganFreeman as Lucius Fox. Other stars in the saga include Katie Holmes (''Batman Begins'') and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal (''The Dark Knight'') as Rachel Dawes, Creator/CillianMurphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane, Creator/LiamNeeson as Henri Ducard, Creator/HeathLedger as The Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, Creator/AnneHathaway as Catwoman, Creator/TomHardy as Bane, Creator/MarionCotillard as Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt as GCPD officer John Blake.

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All [[{{Trilogy}} three films]] star Creator/ChristianBale as [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] {{Franchise/Batman}}, Creator/MichaelCaine as Alfred Pennyworth, Creator/GaryOldman as James Gordon, and Creator/MorganFreeman as Lucius Fox. Other stars in the saga include Katie Holmes (''Batman Begins'') and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal (''The Dark Knight'') as Rachel Dawes, Creator/CillianMurphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane, Creator/LiamNeeson as Henri Ducard, Creator/HeathLedger as The Joker, Aaron Eckhart Creator/AaronEckhart as Harvey Dent, Creator/AnneHathaway as Catwoman, Creator/TomHardy as Bane, Creator/MarionCotillard as Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt as GCPD officer John Blake.
30th Apr '17 4:23:48 AM Saveelich
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See also the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, which introduced new separate versions of the Dark Knight in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and the Joker in ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'' respectively.

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See also the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, which introduced [[ContinuityReboot new separate versions versions]] of the Dark Knight in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and the Joker in ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'' respectively.
3rd Apr '17 4:18:17 PM hiddenelastic
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30th Mar '17 5:16:17 PM DustSnitch
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*** Accountant Coleman Reese discovers [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys evidence that Bruce is Batman]] (Tumbler blueprints) and intends to {{Blackmail}} Bruce Wayne, but is dissuaded by Lucius Fox. When he tries to sell Batman's SecretIdentity, he discovers that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is not happy with the secret being made public. He is saved by Batman and might be ashamed enough to become a SecretKeeper.

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*** Accountant Coleman Reese discovers [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys evidence that Bruce is Batman]] (Tumbler blueprints) and intends to {{Blackmail}} Bruce Wayne, but is dissuaded by Lucius Fox. When he tries to sell Batman's SecretIdentity, he discovers that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is not happy with the secret being made public. He is saved by Batman and might be ashamed enough to become a SecretKeeper.



* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Crane, one of the main villains from ''Batman Begins'', was reassigned in the sequel to the head Mook of the BatmanColdOpen. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker meanwhile ends up being worse than ''the entire mob'' put together. To top that off, Bane [[spoiler:takes over Gotham as a warlord for months and holds the city hostage with a nuclear bomb.]]

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Crane, one of the main villains from ''Batman Begins'', was reassigned in the sequel to the head Mook of the BatmanColdOpen. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker meanwhile ends up being worse than ''the entire mob'' put together. To top that off, Bane [[spoiler:takes over Gotham as a warlord for months and holds the city hostage with a nuclear bomb.]]
30th Mar '17 5:15:46 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Reconstruction}}: The trilogy [[DeconReconSwitch takes apart and then puts back together]] many of the unrealistic and potentially negative elements of the Franchise/{{Batman}} mythos while staying true to the character’s identity as the quintessential [[TheCowl Cowl]]. For example, the [[Film/TheDarkKnight second movie]] is the darkest Batman movie since ''Film/BatmanReturns'', but it is placed right on the Idealist side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. "What are [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker you]] trying to prove? That deep down, [[HumansAreBastards everyone is as ugly as you?]] You're [[ShutUpHannibal ALONE!]]"

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* {{Reconstruction}}: The trilogy [[DeconReconSwitch takes apart and then puts back together]] many of the unrealistic and potentially negative elements of the Franchise/{{Batman}} mythos while staying true to the character’s identity as the quintessential [[TheCowl Cowl]]. For example, the [[Film/TheDarkKnight second movie]] is the darkest Batman movie since ''Film/BatmanReturns'', but it is placed right on the Idealist side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. "What are [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker you]] trying to prove? That deep down, [[HumansAreBastards everyone is as ugly as you?]] You're [[ShutUpHannibal ALONE!]]"



** To SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker: Harvey Dent, James Gordon, Rachel Dawes, Sal Maroni[[note]]at least until he grows the balls to report the Joker to Gordon[[/note]], the Chechen, Mike Engel, Anna Ramirez, Coleman Reese, Grumpy, Chuckles, Happy, Dopey, the bus driver, the Gotham National Bank manager... and the Batman again.

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** To SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker: ComicBook/TheJoker: Harvey Dent, James Gordon, Rachel Dawes, Sal Maroni[[note]]at least until he grows the balls to report the Joker to Gordon[[/note]], the Chechen, Mike Engel, Anna Ramirez, Coleman Reese, Grumpy, Chuckles, Happy, Dopey, the bus driver, the Gotham National Bank manager... and the Batman again.
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