Christopher Nolan has left behind the caped crusaders endeavours forever. I know *sniff sniff*, but we have to be strong, move on and re-watch Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises over and over again until our eyes bleed.
I think we can all agree that it'll be worth it.
However after repeated viewings you might start to realise that maybe there are a few discrepancies in these movies. Of course, Nolan is a genius but film lovers, scholars and fashionistas have continuously sprouted their thoughts and ideas concerning the franchise to the point that they're now regarded as gospel.
So what are the biggest misconceptions regarding Nolan's opus?
It's not funny - Simply not true. Michael Caine's Alfred and Morgan Freeman's Lucius provide tremendous moments of comic relief throughout the franchise. But Bruce and Gordon aren't bereft of humour themselves in the opening duo whilst The Joker is one of the darkest comedians to ever grace the screen. Just don't go around trying to do his pencil trick. You'll probably be looking at a 25-life for doing so.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is better than Katie Holmes - Tom Cruise's ex wife's influence on the series is often overlooked. Holmes' efforts are derided but her performance as a younger Rachel Dawes is exactly what Batman Begins needed. She is naive, passionate and quintessentially American, whilst eschewing a cuteness that Christian Bale's Bruce just can't shake.
Based in reality - When Nolan launched B.B he announced that he would base the movie in a real world. Of course he's done that and in the process given Batman an authenticity that makes fans look up to the sky hoping to see his signal in their town, yet it's often overshadowed how loyal he is to the comic books. The dialogue has the concise zippiness of the graphic novels they are based on and several plot points rely on the fact that the audience remember they're watching a superhero movie, i.e all of Gotham's police being trapped under the city.
They're intelligent - I know that it seems harsh but critics always seem quick to label Nolan's movie as intelligent and him a genius for his work. He's not. He's just this generations foremost storyteller who has been given full creative control over his movie and uses this to create tremendous wonderment. It's that simple.
That it's over - Nolan's gone. So is Bale (probably), but who knows. Nolan could stay on as a producer to give a new movie credibility and another director would love the opportunity to add to his universe. We'll just have to wait and see.