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Can a 'Dark Knight' rise to save us from ourselves?

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"The Dark Knight" set a new standard for blockbusters. Here was a colorful comic book adaptation that addressed some of our darkest fears in the post-Sept. 11 era. "The Dark Knight Rises," which completes the trilogy that Christopher Nolan started with 2005's "Batman Begins," ups the ante in every way. Batman's toys are more complicated, his nemesis is more menacing and civilization itself...

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