(This article contains heavy spoilers and we DO NOT RECOMMEND that you read it before seeing the movie) I loved The Dark Knight Rises. I don't feel it is the best of Christopher Nolan's Batman films so much as the film that makes them a trilogy. I'm not being silly, what I mean is that they are a proper trilogy, not just a film with two sequels. TDKR unites the drastically different Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and makes the whole package work. If it wasn't for the slight hiccup with Katie Holmes you could cut the three movies into one uber-film and it would work. So don't think this is someone picking holes to find fault. I was happy, I was totally satisfied. Any niggles I had were lost in my appreciation of the film. That said, there are a few quite drastic differences between Nolan's epic and the source material and I would like to highlight and discuss them. Some of these differences I wasn't keen on and some I agreed with, after all this is Nolan's Batman. It has its own canon. I would like to point out now though that none of these things break TDKR. They are what they are and for the most part it works just fine.