The Dark Knight Rises

Corrected entry: During the chase after the stock exchange attack, Batman ends up flying the batwing out from an alleyway after being chased there by police. But it can't fly itself (part of the plot) and the attack took place during the day, meaning that even if Batman somehow planned for this, he must have just stuck the batwing in an alley for a fairly long period of time and somehow no-one stumbled across it, despite being in a busy part of the city.

Correction: We never see what sort of measures he uses to hide it until then, say a breakaway shed and "Authorized Personnel Only" signs.


Corrected entry: At the football game the player who runs with the ball has the last name "Ward", a small reference to Burt ward who played Robin in the 60's TV series.


Correction: This is too much of a stretch since the person is real-life Steelers player Hines Ward and not a made up name. Many Steelers players are involved in the entire scene since it takes places at Heinz Field, where the Steelers play. Ward was extremely popular and considered by many one of the top 10 Steelers player of all time.


Corrected entry: If the bomb was in a lead lined truck, therefore blocking the radiation from being detected, then the remote detonator would have been useless, as its radio signal would have been blocked by the lead.

Correction: It is possible that the trailer had a radio repeater installed to allow a detonation signal reach the bomb it was built to carry, much like repeaters in tunnels let you continue listening to radio stations despite all the rock or water between you and the station's antenna.


Corrected entry: In the shot following the stadium explosions, Bane enters the field and takes the back judge's microphone to address the stadium. This is not possible because back judges do not carry microphones, only head referees do.


Correction: This was not an NFL or NCAA game, they were fictitious teams in a fictitious football league where the back judge has a mic.


Corrected entry: How did Bane and the others bandits get away from the stock market with motorcycles, if they didn't brought any inside (at least that isn't showed) and it's highly unlikely that they were already there.

Correction: It is implied that the motorcycles came from the behind the building. Bane was dressed as a delivery man and delivery often comes from the back entrances of buildings. That is why there are two entrance rooms to the exchange shown. One is with the metal detectors and the other is where the stockbrokers got there shoe shined. After taking the exchange, Bane's men could have slipped the bikes in before the cops arrived or at least store them overnight since his men were undercover workers in the exchange.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when one of the mercenaries demonstrates how he will shoot a man out of a moving plane, he never pulls the trigger and there is no muzzle flash. Also, the sound of the gun going off is a second late.

Correction: If there's no trigger pull or muzzle flash, how do you know the sound is late? I neither see nor hear anything wrong with this shot - the hammer moves forwards, so the trigger's clearly pulled, and muzzle flashes aren't always visible on film.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Gordon is captured and taken to see Bane, Bane is shirtless and you can see a scar down his back next to his spine. When Bane shoots the henchman and he falls into the water, Bane turns his back to the camera and the scar is gone.

Correction: The scars are there, they're simply obscured by shadows, making them hard to see.


Corrected entry: The city of Gotham is completely different to the one in Batman Begins - the overhead railway that featured so much at the end of Batman Begins has completely disappeared (while damaged, not so badly as to warrant ripping out the entire track) and Wayne Tower was the central hub of all the city's amenities, but just an ordinary office block in this film.

Correction: The overhead rail can be seen in this movie. In an aerial shot of Gotham, a train and rail-line can be seen in the bottom right corner of the shot. Wayne Tower is not the same as in the first movie, but companies/businesses do move offices, and a long time has passed between movies.


Corrected entry: In The Dark Knight, Lucius Fox says that the population of Gotham is 30 million, yet in the Dark Knight Rises, Talia al Ghul says that the population of Gotham is 12 million.


Correction: Talia was referring to the population of Gotham 'City' being within the bomb blast radius. Gotham state is much bigger and therefore more populous.


Corrected entry: During the last chase scene Miranda goes from riding to driving to riding and then back to driving before going over the edge.

Correction: This is incorrect. At one point she slides over from the window seat on the passenger side to the middle seat which certainly can look like she is in the driver's seat at first glance, but she doesn't take over the wheel until the driver is taken out.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: The first time Miranda Tate speaks to Bruce Wayne, at the charity ball, she speaks of her desire to "restore balance to the world"; which is a thinly-veiled reference to her secret allegiance to the League of Shadows and their signature phrase as repeatedly established in Batman Begins.

Correction: This is not trivia. This is a clue. If her working for the League of Shadows wasn't a MAJOR plot point, then it can be trivia.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the opening sequence on the plane, when the first hooded man is taken to the open door and the CIA operative asks who paid him to grab Dr. Pavel, he fires his gun beside the man's head. The slide on the gun doesn't move and no cartridge comes out of the ejection port. Even with a blank both those things should happen. (00:02:35)

Correction: Not all blanks can cycle the action of an auto-loading pistol (or rifle). In many cases, the barrel has to be closed off to some degree, often by a device known as a "blank adapter." Otherwise, the gun would seem to fire, (the blank will detonate) but the slide or bolt wouldn't move and eject the cartridge.

Corrected entry: If terrorists took over the stock market, wouldn't trading be suspended for the day? Why would they need to physically breach the trading floor to plug in to a secure network? If you could breach a secure network, wouldn't you want to keep that fact secret?

Correction: They need access to the trading floor because they need to input Bruce's fingerprints into the system to authorise the trades.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: There's no way Daggett's plan to make Bruce lose his fortune and get kicked out of his company would have worked, Bruce wasn't on the trading room floor, the fact that terrorists seized the Stock Exchange would have cancelled and voided any trading that day, plus the fact that the trade happened whilst under terrorism control would have made it more that obvious that Bruce did not make the trade. To make matters even worse almost every single character and the news media acts like Bruce intentionally committed a kamikaze trade whilst the floor was seized.

Correction: As Fox specifically states in the movie, given time, they'd probably be able to prove the fraud, but that would need to be proven to the satisfaction of the courts, which would not be quick. You have to bear in mind that copies of Bruce's fingerprints were used to authorise the trades, copies that were made during a break-in that the police were never informed of and thus any subsequent claim of theft would be treated with considerable scepticism. Thus, for the time being at least, Bruce is broke and has to relinquish control of the company. Daggett believes that may be enough to gain him control of Wayne Enterprises in order to force a merger with his own company; he may well be wrong but you're overlooking the rather major point that this is not Daggett's plan. The real aim of the plan is to get Bruce to temporarily surrender control to Miranda Tate so that she can gain access to the reactor in order to weaponise it. That's all she and Bane need; after that, it doesn't matter in the slightest if the trades are proved to be fraudulent, because they have what they were after and their plan for the fall of Gotham can be set in motion. Long-term, you're right, the plan probably wouldn't work. But it never needed to.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: The CIA agent (let's call him... Carcetti) tells the 3 prisoners that the flight plan he filed with the agency lists "only one of you", implying that he is going to kill the 2 prisoners who wouldn't talk. Carcetti then fake-shoots one of the prisoners to put some pressure on the others and - this is crucial - pulls him back into the plane (Bane realizes that). This now indicates that he lied about the number of prisoners he listed in the flight plan. The flight plan most likely contains all three prisoners. The CIA expects all three prisoners. Now here is the mistake: Bane convinces only ONE of his mates to stay on the plane to throw off an investigation, but as we now know, the CIA should have expected more and any irregularities should have set off some alarms. But later in the movie when the plane crash comes up, no irregularities are mentioned. The plane crash is regarded as an accident and the CIA took the bait that Dr. Pavel was killed in that accident. An alternative explanation that Carcetti may have listed no additional prisoners in the flight plan (and therefore would have lied to the CIA) doesn't add up either, because then the CIA would've wondered about that one additional crash victim that wasn't listed in the flight plan and might've investigated further (as they should have anyway, what with the "wings and aft section crashed in totally different places than the plane itself" and all that, but that's a different plot hole). (00:02:15 - 00:06:00)


Correction: It seems odd that the only two conclusions drawn here are that 'Carcetti' either had three additional people listed on his flight plan or none at all. Why can't he have been speaking truth when he said the flight plan lists "only one of you"? However, he's obviously not going to kill two people just because his flight plan doesn't include them; that would make HIM the psychopath and he'd be arrested by his fellows on the spot. Solving this dilemma would be a simple matter of radioing ahead, but he didn't do so to maintain the charade, and Bane began his attack before he could place the call. Bane told his man to stay so the crash investigation would not turn up any red flags at all.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Batman and Bane fights in the sewers Bane takes off Batman's mask, but when the henchmen drag him out you can see the mask still on his head.

Correction: Bane takes off the right-hand side of Bruce's mask - in close-up shots it's very obvious that it's not the complete mask. When his henchmen lift Bruce to drag him away, we see the left side of Bruce's head, which still has the mask in place.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: It was explained to Bruce when he was in the prison that Bane was attacked and treated by the doctor and was left in continuous pain and had to wear the mask but earlier in the movie it shows us that child who escaped was okay and could not have been Bane. (01:42:05)

Correction: Exactly. This is a plot point. Those who paid attention would have figured out who the child was before it was revealed.


Corrected entry: Selina Kyle steals Wayne's Lamborghini after the charity ball. After Wayne is kicked out of the board meeting, his Lamborghini is being towed. He hasn't yet met with Kyle at her apartment, so he hasn't gotten it back yet.

Brad Premium member

Correction: Firstly,I don't believe that Bruce Wayne has only one Lamborghini. Secondly Selena would have abandoned the car somewhere, she wouldn't have gone home with it to be caught by the police. And third, some days have passed from the day she took the car. Surely Bruce has the resources to recover his car and have it brought back to his house.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Corrected entry: Sorry to spoil all the fun of the nail-biting finish - but let us remember that the "bomb" was actually a decaying neutron reactor. There is no forecasting, months from the moment, exactly when it will decay enough to explode - that will rely on catalysts such as heat (Gotham's climate) and oscillation (how much it is shaken about when moved around). Also Neutron bombs are big on radiation and low on blast compared to traditional nukes so getting the bomb 6 miles off the beach before it blew (whichever way the wind was blowing) would leave much of the East Coast of America a no-go for decades.


Correction: The bomb is a decaying fusion reactor, described in the film as being an experimental prototype of a clean energy system. This is not technology that exists in the real world, about which we only have very generalised statements are made. As such, no "factual" claims can be made regarding how it might behave in its weaponised form.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In the opening plane crash scene, as Bane is talking to the CIA guy, he says, "Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours. We had to find out what he told you." At the end of this line, if you listen carefully, you can hear Bane start to say something else, but gets cut off. (The original line in the script was "We had to find out what he told you about us.").

Brad Premium member

Correction: Bane being cut off while talking is not a mistake.


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