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.


Corrected entry: When Catwoman arrives to blow up the barrier to the tunnel, she puts her glasses/nightvision things down. The shot cuts to the front, and they are up on her head.

Correction: Actually she put them on top of her head and it doesn't cut too the front. They are still there untill she puts them on her eyes again.


Corrected entry: The scene in which commissioner Gordon is being sent to death by exile the shot of him from behind walking onto the ice is daytime, the next shot he's walked two steps and it's night time.

Correction: No it is night time in both shots. There are lights under the bridge that are shining on to the ice. That's why Batman was hidden in shadow then steps into the light.

Corrected entry: When Batman (and partially, John Blake) beat up the guards after they try to execute John. John says "You missed a spot!" referring to a final guard. This line was heavily used by Robin in the comics and some might say is his catchphrase.

Correction: No one would call it his catchphrase cause Robin did not use "you missed a spot" heavily in the comics. in fact he does not say it in any of the hundreds of Batman and Robin related comics in my collection.


Corrected entry: In the beginning sequence of the film, Bane's men drop down from the plane above the one he is in to begin attaching cables to it. After they finish, they pull away and up from the plane, and we begin to see the top plane pull the bottom plane forward and tilt it. When this happens, the men who dropped down from the plane above are no where to be seen, but immediately reappear on the bottom plane just a moment later.

Correction: Actually they are there the whole time, Re watch the film, while they move around they still remain on the plane.

Corrected entry: During the intro scenes as Bane triggers the explosive charges to drop the final section of the airplane, it falls straight down but they are hoisted by a moving plane! It should fall behind them not straight down. You can also see that the ground below is not moving indicating that they are just suspended in the air. A third revealing error shows that it appears that they are suspended only a few hundred feet above the ground instead of a thousand as the actual plane's altitude.

Correction: You have to remember the plane is traveling the same direction and speed Bane is, when dropped it is not falling 90 degrees, it is falling at an angle while still traveling forward, It would take a few seconds before it slows down and lags behind, which it does slightly before the shot changes. They are high enough in the air so that the ground doesn't look like its moving but you can tell it is. It is also painstakingly obvious that they are thousands of feet in the air.

Corrected entry: While watching Bane in videos, Alfred points out he is in his "prime" and he certainly does look so, being stronger and faster than Bruce. Althought later is revealed he was already an adult in the pit, when Talia was just a child, which means he should be in his 40's at least which he certainly didn't look so.

Correction: Talia was 10 when she escaped from the pit; Bane said "I was already a man before I saw the light." I would wager Bane's definition of "manhood" is not the same as our definition of "adulthood" meaning he was much younger than you'd assume. But let's just say he was 18 in the pit. Talia is in her early 30's in the movie, putting Bane in his late 30's or very early 40's. Nothing about him couldn't have passed for that age range and there's no reason he couldn't have been in his prime at that age, especially compared to a crippled Bruce Wayne. It takes more than the vitality of youth to be a competent combatant.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: An atomic bomb blast with a blast radius of 6 miles should create an enormous tidal wave that could ultimately wipe out the city.

Correction: Actually, no. Water is a lot harder to move than air.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Bruce Wayne gets back to Gotham he meets up with Selina, who gets him into Bane's prison camp in Wayne Tower. There he meets up with Miranda Tate and Lucius Fox. Selina, as Catwoman, then helps Wayne and Fox escape - with Wayne telling Tate, "I'll be back for you. Wayne dons the bat suit and meets up with Gordon on the ice. The first question he asks Gordon is, "Where is Miranda Tate? You should know, you were just with her.


Correction: At this point, Wayne is still attempting to keep his identity secret. it would be suspicious of him already knowing where Tate was, without asking Gordon.


Corrected entry: When Bruce escapes from The Pit, he is undoubtedly somewhere in the Middle East. He escapes just a day before the bomb was scheduled to explode in Gotham (which is historically known to be on the East Coast of the USA). If Bruce lost most of his fortunes in the stock exchange virus, how did he manage to get back to Gotham so fast?


Correction: While he arrives back a day before the bomb goes off, he escapes much earlier than that (dialogue implies that it could be as much as three weeks), giving him plenty of time to return. As for having no money, Bruce spent seven years travelling the world with no money to support him. He picked up some tricks along the way.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: The scene when the police men charge into the crowd of bad guys and the camera is displayed over head there is one actor policeman with a yellow vest who is ahead of all the other police men and he seems to throw a punch into the opposing crowd but two goons go opposite side and he missesthe punch, the actor almost baffled continues to run with his fist out to hit someone but everyone concentrates on the other police men, he slows down and finally after realizing this an actor from the goons side comes after him. Pretty funny.

Correction: A character missing a punch does not qualify as a mistake, not even a character mistake. Think how many mistakes we would have if we include allow a gunman missing his target in a shootout in all movies to be a mistake.


Corrected entry: When Gordon and other cops are exiled from Gotham, they step onto the thin ice and start to walk. Any cop would have learned at the academy that you can greatly diminish your chances of falling through the ice by lying down and crawling, distributing your weight.


Correction: Keep in mind, there were men with guns watching them. The idea was to kill them, so they probably weren't given that option.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: If the flying-car was blown up in nuclear bomb, how did Lucius have it examined at the end of the movie when he found out auto pilot was fixed already?

Correction: The Bat being examined by Fox and the techs at the end of the movie isnt the one that Batman used, it was a regular production model for the military. Bruce corrected the autopilot program on Wayne Enterprises mainframe computer and the corrected program was loaded onto all subsequent production models.


Corrected entry: Bane and Batman have a fistfight in the street, in broad daylight, in the middle of a massive war between police and mercenaries. Both sides have guns, yet not a single person thinks to shoot either of these high-profile target men, let alone each other, after the two crowds come together.

Correction: This is more particularly true for the Police officers: If they were to shoot and miss they could hit another police officer. Not worth the risk. As for the explanation why anyone didn't shoot Batman or Bane? Who knows? BUT Shoulda/woulda/coulda submissions do not qualify for movie mistakes.


Corrected entry: At the beginning in the car taking Dr. Pavel to the CIA plane, we see Pavel at the front of the car and three masked guys in the back (Bane and two henchmen) but when they are in the airplane there are only two (Bane and just one henchmen).

Correction: There is a henchman at the open door, with a gun to his head, there is a henchman on his back waiting his turn to be threatened, and both are behind Bane who is on his knees.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Gordon rolls off into the sewer, one of Bane's henchman says that it is impossible to determine where he'll end up. Yet somehow, Blake, having no idea of what Gordon did in that sewer, goes to exactly the right sewer exit, at exactly the right time, when Gordon was already there, but hadn't yet died yet from hypothermia, and saves the guy. Lucky lucky.


Correction: Blake knows the likely exit point, for the simple reason that he's seen bodies wash out of the sewers there before - a scene early in the film portrays exactly that. Bane's people don't have that information, so THEY have no clue where Gordon might turn up, but Blake does. He can't follow Gordon into the sewers after the explosion - it's too dangerous, so he does the only thing he can, get to the outflow in the hope of finding somebody alive. Yes, he gets lucky in that he gets there before Gordon expires. But characters are allowed to be reasonably lucky without it being a plot hole, and this falls well within the bounds of reason.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Fox shows Bruce "The Bat" for the first time, the hidden area it is in is undoubtedly located on a floor high up in a skyscraper. Bane later blows a hole in its floor - from the sewers.

Correction: Applied Sciences is in a large basement area. There is no indication whatsoever at any point in any film in this entire franchise that it has moved above ground. How can you have a hidden floor in a skyscraper anyway unless it's underground?

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film, it is mentioned that the bomb will go off in 11 minutes. There's a chase scene with Gordon in the back of the truck with the bomb and at one point, you can see the timer on the bomb reads 17 minutes. In close up, it reads 10 minutes.

Brad Premium member

Correction: It never seen to display 17 minutes. The 7 could be mistaken for a 1 if the timer is displayed at a distance.


Corrected entry: After Scarecrow exacts punishment on Gordon and crew, Miranda Tate is taken by Bane. The next shot she is with Fox when Bruce Wayne is brought in and Cat woman fights off a couple of the mercenaries. At the end she is held captive once again with Bane.

Correction: These scenes are set apart well enough in the movie for the viewer to understand that they are not continuous. After Scarecrow sends Gordon and his crew to exile, Bane calls for Miranda over to him. Somewhere between this scene and the next scene, she would have devised a plan to goto Fox to gather info. After Wayne rescues Fox and leaves her behind, she would have gone back to Bane to inform him. Just because we weren't shown how or why, it doesn't make it a mistake.


Corrected entry: When officer Blake faces the cops on the bridge and forces them to shoot at his feet to scare him off, the ricochet line to the fired shots would all have pointed to the orphans standing behind officer Blake.

Correction: And apparently missed them. The officers guarding the bridge were so intent on keeping people from crossing that they were willing to put the kids in harm's way; it was just lucky that no one got hit. Also, a ricochet does not necessarily follow the line of fire. Depending on what it hits the bullet can take a different trajectory.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bane has Miranda, Lucius Fox and another board member placed in front of the reactor, in the shot where Fox places his hand in the digital scanner you can see he misses his mark, because the scanner shows his supposedly scanned finger prints about an inch lower than where his fingers are placed.


Correction: The screen scans the fingerprints no matter where the hand is placed; the monitor is just showing the read-out of the prints, not their original positions.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Batman meets Catwoman in the sewer, just after she says "Don't be shy" the shot changes to a camera angle slightly behind Catwoman, we hear her speaking but you can see that her lips are not moving.


Correction: Her lips are in fact moving, but the side of her face is obscured by shadow.


Corrected entry: Joseph Gordon-Levitt commandeers a car to rescue Commissioner Gordon, he drives through exploding streets, falling debris and smoke, but when he arrives at the hospital the car's exterior appears in pristine condition. Looks like he stopped to have the car detailed between shots.

Correction: He arrives at he hospital in the car which is in the same condition as he "borrowed" it. His original car got damaged, but the other car was taken by him after the explosions had finished.


Corrected entry: During the stadium scene, the clock shows 15:00, then, just before Bane kills the doctor, you can see the clock in the background show 14:44.

Correction: The 15:00 display is the game clock, not a time clock. The game was just starting. After the opening touchdown (by Hines Ward, a former Steeler), the game clock was down to the visible 14:44 because 16 seconds had elapsed.

Jeff Swanson

Corrected entry: Alfred was able to determine Bane's superior fighting skills and motivation compared to Batman's, while never having witnessed Batman in a fight (Alfred being always back at the manor awaiting any call from Batman for help).

Correction: Alfred has no doubt seen Bruce practicing his skills on a number of occasions, and saw the outcome when he lost to the League of Shadows just before they burned down Wayne Manor in Batman Begins. In addition, it's clear that Alfred does not want Bruce to become the Batman again; he keeps trying to talk him out of putting the cape back on.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: Every time the kid climbs out of the hole, the kid has a bald head, except the last time when she has hair.

Correction: Every time they show the kid make the climb, the kid has hair. Short hair.


Corrected entry: The police vehicles in Gotham read 'GPD', the police officers' uniforms read 'GCPD'.

Correction: Just the way they decided to label things. The people who designed the uniforms are obviously not the same as those who designed the vehicles. Many agencies keep the lettering on police cars as simple as possible; there are even those that just say "police' on the side.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: At the climax, Fox examines the aircraft that Batman had used to haul the nuclear device to the ocean for detonation. Scientifically, the aircraft could not exist after a nuclear blast, let alone to be examined by a team of scientists without any anti-radiation gear.


Correction: The aircraft that Fox and his team are examining is not the aircraft taken by Batman. When Fox shows the aircraft to Bruce Wayme he says the aircraft also comes in black, hinting that there are more than one aircraft. When Bruce Wayne fixes the autopilot the fix can be installed on all aircraft.


Corrected entry: After successfully emerging from the prison, Wayne drops the coil of rope, where did the rope come from since it was the free climb that led to his success?

Correction: The rope was at the top of the well on the side. Bruce threw it down so the others could escape.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: Bane takes over the stock exchange and escapes on a motorcycle during the day (trading is going on at full strength). They're not inside for all that long, but once they escape and Batman begins chasing them, it becomes fully dark in a matter of minutes.

Correction: Judging by the timeline of the movie, this scene takes place in the late fall and having lived in NYC, which is where this scene was filmed and being the city that Gotham is primarily based on, I can tell you that it can get very dark very quickly at that time of year.

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