1986’s “The Dark Knight Rises”

Fred Dekker and Shane Black’s 3rd venture into the world of Batman was a debacle from the start. Leaked “spy reports” concerning soaring production costs, lengthy and often dangerous location shooting in Kowloon, China’s Walled City and critic’s early predictions that there was no possible way the film could match much less surpass 1983’s Oscar winning “The Dark Knight” led to poor box office sales compared to the two previous films. The advent of home video gave the film new life as an virtual cult classic and it is now accepted as part of the Dark Knight trilogy that includes Batman Begins (1980) and the aforementioned The Dark Knight.

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