Monday, January 28, 2013

Dissecting The Dark Knight

If you’ve never read any of Todd Alcott’s multi-part film breakdowns, you may want to start with his examination of The Dark Knight Rises. Regarding police officer John Blake’s ability to correctly deduce of Batman’s true identity, Alcott observes:

“As much as director Nolan wants to ground his Batman movies, the fact remains that they are about a man who dresses up as a bat to fight crime. Thousands of creative and narrative choices flow from that single plot point. Since that single plot point is flat-out absurd, it greatly effects everything that flows from it. In this case, wait, why hasn't anyone, anywhere, even tried to figure out who Batman is?

Alcott has taken a sharp eye to X-Men: First Class and The Avengers.

(Shout-out: Capes on Film!)

(Image: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as officer John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. Pictures)

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