Another rather thought-provoking analysis of The Dark Knight Rises (this one from G. Shane Morris over at Breakpoint.org). Christ-imagery? Themes of Redemption? Hell? You decide.
“If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, then you become something else entirely—a legend.”
That was when we knew. Seven years ago, 10 minutes into Christopher Nolan’s first Batman film, Liam Neeson’s character made a promise to audiences. This week, we saw that promise kept. And a director who’s made himself something of a legend in the industry left us with more to digest than just another comic book flick. He left us with an artist’s reply to the problem of evil—something now more appropriate than ever.
The Magic Act
First, a little background. In one online video that made the rounds a few months ago, a perceptive YouTuber combined clips from Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” and this year’s “The Dark Knight Rises” with audio from the director’s 2006 “The Prestige [...]”
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