2.43 – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012) and ‘The One Percent’

We conclude our tour through the Batman universe (except for That Of Which We Do Not Speak [see footnotes]) with Christopher Nolan’s 2012 film. We talk about a visually impressive but ultimately pretty unsatisfying movie, earning narrative weight, and the dubious politics of Bruce Wayne.

This Week’s Media
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017): James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
GET OUT (2017): Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams
THEIR FINEST (2017): Lone Scherfig, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin
Recommendations
THE REVENANT (2016): Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Leonardo di Caprio, Tom Hardy
INCEPTION (2010): Christopher Nolan, Leonardo di Caprio, Ken Watanabe
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015): George Miller, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
ONE DAY (2011): Lone Scherfig, Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess
Footnotes
First of all, here’s our ‘small batch’ episode on the most recent Batman film, Zack Snyder’s 2016…effort: https://soundcloud.com/kaiju-industries/small-batch-batman-v-superman. Here’s that Nerdwriter video Rob mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38Cy_Qlh7VM (and his video on the evolution of Gotham is also apposite, as we come to the end of the franchise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF-wVFTR0fg). We discuss two comic series, ‘No Man’s Land’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_No_Man%27s_Land) and ‘The Dark Knight’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Dark_Knight). And finally, I do enjoy these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2tE-BCwZtw (there are some impressively thorough ones about more recent blockbusters, too).