I enjoyed TDK very much last summer - it pretty much took the superhero movie in a brand new direction. Yet one of its set pieces was set in motion by a ridiculous premise that almost undermined its whole grittiness - the Harvey-Dent-faked-his-arrest sequence. Given the film's realistic approach, the sheer incredulity of that whole idea is beyond belief, once you think about it. How in the world was Dent so sure everything would go according to plan (Hint: it didn't)? What were the costs involved, in terms of cops killed and choppers busted? And most of all, how did the Joker foresee the whole damned thing and turn the tables? Yet hardly anyone pointed about this. Why? Because TDK on the whole had so many merits - from an intelligent story to spectacular acting, not to mention its taking the comic book movie past adolescence to adulthood - some flaws, even major ones in the plot, are readily ignored for general praise of the picture. ROTF, on the other hand, was ridiculed for its many plot holes. One reason for this is that these plotholes were not borne out of necessity, as was the case of TDK, but carelessness. A mistake in the radar screen, an aerospace museum dislocated - the kind of stuff a quick script review can correct. These seem to suggest a ****-the-audience-they-won't-care attitude that smacks of cynicism - at least to critics. At the end of the day, ROTF delivers an entertaining experience - nothing more, nothing less. It pandered to the the lowest denominator - satisfying a movie-going public in need of a explosive thrill ride. You want more robots? You got it.