10 Things Christopher Nolan Got Wrong About Batman

Almost the hero Gotham deserves.

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Christopher Nolan's seminal superhero masterpiece The Dark Knight is almost 10 years old, and if that fact doesn't prove to you that time goes nowhere, nothing will. Much has changed in the comic book movie space since the late Heath Ledger put a smile on our faces, but Nolan's second Batman offering has stood the test of time.

Together with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, the visionary filmmaker's 2008 offering delivered what some consider to be the definitive take on the Caped Crusader. The trilogy is dark, gritty and grounded, and it single-handedly rebuilt the DC hero's reputation in Hollywood after the Joel Schumacher era left it in tatters.

Nolan got so much right about the character, yet even his biggest fans admit that the three films when viewed as a whole are imperfect. Rises is arguably the weakest of the trio but there are aspects of the other two which could have been improved.

There have been many different takes on Batman across multiple mediums over the years, and while it's certainly true that you can't please everyone, there are key elements of Gotham City's guardian that Nolan got plain wrong.


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