Batman Director Defends Fans Upset at Reviews

Christopher Nolan also thinks Limbaugh's theory is 'peculiar'

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 18, 2012 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Christopher Nolan is defending fans irate over negative reviews of The Dark Knight Rises. The director says fans are very passionate about the characters. He noted that Batman has been around more than 70 years, so people are attached to the character. While the final piece of Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy has gotten mostly positive reviews, a few critics, including the Associated Press' Christy Lemire, panned it.

Fan response to those critics became so venomous on the review site RottenTomatoes.com that it suspended user comments. Nolan, speaking today at the London premiere of Dark Knight, also weighed in on Rush Limbaugh's contention that the villain in the movie, Bane, was an attempt to make a disparaging link to Mitt Romney's former company, Bain Capital. Nolan said it was a "very peculiar comment to make."

This undated film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Christian Bale as Batman in a scene from "The Dark Knight Rises."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Ron Phillips)
Director Christopher Nolan.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
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