Emeraldknight and I saw the IMAX showing Saturday at 3:30 and were absolutely mesmerized by the well thought out (and ultimately optimistic) ending. I especially liked the statue since it's appearance was a nice nod to the comics. While Dark Knight was the most depressing in the series, it certainly was necessary to set up what turned out to be a truly classic finale to this tale. I like the fact Nolan built this Batman to model something not necessarily real but hyper-real. It felt more grounded although the third installment did (and wisely so) inject a little more comic authority to the ride, which helped counter balance the Batman's struggle. How hard it will be to reboot this series since it has generated such huge profits for Warner Bros. You have to wonder if the studio will wisely pick up a whole new look or stay close to the cosmetics of this series. In my eyes, I think you need to respect Nolan's accomplishment here and start from scratch with a new outfit, car, the works. This was a great series and deserves the praise it is getting. A thoughtful, intelligent, and remarkably unique series of films in a genre that has gotten a bit predictable in it's own story sensibilities. Now we get to wait and see what story treatment Nolan has given to Superman. No, he doesn't direct it, but his ideas are on the written page.