Dark Knight Returns: A B-Movie Mini-Edit, The

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Original Release Date:
2012
Original Running Time:
152
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Fanedit Running Time:
152
Time Cut:
1
Time Added:
1
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Brief Synopsis:
A minor edit of The Dark Knight Rises
I really like this movie, the least of the Dark Knight trilogy, but I do like it a lot.
I was never crazy about the ending though. To be more specific, that fact that Batman survives even though we see him fly away with the bomb. How and when did he get out of The Bat?
In this edit I try to remedy that.
Intention:
To fix a small issue I had with this movie that has always bugged me when rewatching.
Special Thanks:
Thanks to DonkeyKonga
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
I made a couple very small trims.
Right before he blows up the building is the last time we see him in The Bat. The two instances after this that we saw him in the original, have been removed. So, later when we see him alive, we are to think that when he blew up the building, this was when he ejected, or jumped out, or whatever he did to escape. He is still on land, and all the other buildings can hide that he escaped, so getting out then and there is very plausible. And blowing up the building was a nice little distraction too.

Also, I did some work on the timers.
The initial 11ish minutes becomes 19:30ish.
The second 11ish minutes becomes 18:30ish.
A couple of the shots of the timer in the middle are removed.
A couple stayed the same.
The second to the last one that was 1:30ish (when they are all standing around talking) becomes 2:30ish.
And the last one, the last couple seconds, stays the same.
This keeps the urgency but makes it a little more realistic.

User reviews

1 review
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(1)
Narrative
 
9.0(1)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(1)
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Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
This will not be a lengthy review as the editing done was minor. Overall, I disagree with many other edits of this movie that overhaul the plot. I thought it was almost entirely good with a few areas that needed some cleaning up. This is an edit for those who only want minor changes.

I liked Bailey cleaning up the shenanigans involving the timer at the end. In the theatrical, Batman’s apparent survival appeared outrageously implausible. I understand we are dealing with fiction, but Batman’s escaping a nuclear blast in 2 seconds was over the top. Bailey resolved that issue where the survival now does appear more realistic.

Overall, I do wish there was a better way for “Robin” to discover Batman’s identity other than just looking at him. Absent the use of AI dialogue and other modifications this will have to stay as an absurd plot hole that will detract from my enjoyment of the movie. This is not the editor’s fault for leaving it there because this would be a complicated issue to fix.

Overall, I will rely on this edit for any future rewatch because it did resolve at least one of my two major issues I had. If anybody else wants this movie largely in tact, then this is your edit. Otherwise, there are other good options available.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
Owner's reply January 06, 2024

Thanks for the great review!

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