The Biggest Plot Holes in the Dark Knight Trilogy

I'll be honest with you, The Dark Knight trilogy means a lot to me. So much so, in fact, that when I ordered the book "The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy" I signed up for Amazon Prime just so I get get free two day shipping. I could have just ordered two day shipping for that specific order! That doesn't even make economic sense. But there are some moments in the films' plots that even as passionate of a fan as myself has to question. And now I will describe those moments!

 

Pretending Not-Ra's al Ghul was Ra's al Ghul didn't help Ra's al Ghul's plan in any way

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When Liam Neeson Ra's al Ghul revealed himself to be Ra's al Ghul and not Henri Ducard, Bruce Wayne basically shrugs and the movie continued as it would have had there not been a fake Ra's al Ghul. It's like announcing your birthday party is now a surprise party 45 minutes after your birthday partiy has started.

 

Where does The Joker go after he throws Rachel out the window?

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This one is quite literally a hole in the plot. The Joker comes to Bruce's fundraiser looking for Harvey Dent, and when he doesn't find him, he throws Rachel out the window and leaves? Listen, The Joker seemed pretty determined in literally every other scene in the film. So why did he just give up this time? Was he double parked?

 

While we're at it, The Joker's entire plan

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Was shooting a bazooka at Harvey Dent just a bluff? Did he know Jim Gordon was faking his death? Because if Gordon was the one who caught him, and he wanted to get caught, does that mean he didn't really want to kill the Mayor? Why did The Joker even want Lau? I get it, The Joker is chaos incarnate, he sort of just does things. But for that whole sequence of events, from trying to shoot the mayor to capturing Harvey Dent and Rachel, no decisions The Joker make are not nonsense. The only way anything The Joker does in the second half of this movie makes sense is if he literally read the film's script.

 

So, did Bane let Bruce keep his leg brace in the Pit?

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I mean, I'm ready to buy this "fix a broken back with a stiff punch" business. But there was a doctor who told Bruce Wayne that he straight up had NO cartilage in his knee. So either Bane took away his Batman costume but left him with a leg brace or Bruce trained himself to regrow parts of his body that were gone thereby making himself a lizard.

 

How did Bruce get back in to Gotham?

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After he climbs out of The Pit, Bruce Wayne just shows up back in Gotham and runs into his pal Catwoman. But how did he get there? Even forgetting the fact that Bane has the city under quarantine and is threatening to destroy the city if he even sees any airplanes in Gotham airspace, Bruce Wayne is broke at this point in the film. Did he find a standby ticket for a discounted rate into an occupied warzone unable to be breached by even the federal government?

 

Why does Batman trust Catwoman? Like, at all?

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And speaking of Bruce coming back to Gotham, the first person he runs into is Catwoman. And he asks for her help, even though the last time he saw her she turned him over to the League of Shadows. You know who would never give someone a second chance to turn him over to the League of Shadows? Batman. The answer to that is Batman.

 

Gamble's grandma

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Why does the Joker say "Gamble here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma"? AND WHY DOES GAMBLE GET SO MAD? WHO THE F*CK IS GAMBLE? AND WHY DOES THE JOKER KNOW ABOUT HIS GRANDMA? DID I DREAM THIS SCENE? WAS THIS SCENE DIRECTED BY SALVADOR GODDAMN DALI?

 

Which Dark Knight plot hole most sticks in your craw? Let me know on Twitter at @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!

 

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