After first watching Rises, I was a little disappointed that Alfred actually got to see Wayne enjoying life after Batman. Leaving it open-ended would have been fine with me. And I really liked the idea of actually killing off Bruce Wayne. When considering Two Cities, however, that scene becomes a bit more necessary if Batman is Carton by the end. What is the point of his ultimate sacrifice (giving up as Batman), if we don’t get to see if it was worth it? Part of me still wished the ending had been a bit more bold, but I also like that Wayne’s lifelong struggle with crime and his own demons is essentially over.
|Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton|
|Storming the Bastille|
|"The felons were trying the honest men..."|