desperate times call
for violating all laws.
so much for heroes.
I enjoyed the The Dark Knight, but man what a fucked-up story. I feel like it gets the spirit of Batman pitch-perfect, but that just leaves me worked-up and angry. If you think of it as a film that attempts to capture our national reaction to 9/11, then yes: it’s easy to favor expedience over righteousness in what feels like a time of crisis, to take some very visible short gains at the expense of the real/best long-term goals.
And maybe that’s how Christopher Nolan nailed the ending there: unroll a seemingly complex moral dilemma to show how easily we over-complicate the matter, and then ram it home by demonstrating how corruptible everyone is, leaving us without heroesâ€”or glorifying all the wrong ones for the sake of our own comforts.