Episode 78: The Dark Knight Revisited

August 9, 2012

Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono

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4 comments on “Episode 78: The Dark Knight Revisited

  1. Kristen Larson Aug 10, 2012

    YAY for Ben being back!!!!

  2. Michael Aug 15, 2012

    Wow! First Ben becomes Roman Catholic, then he starts talking to other podcasts… I don’t know who you are anymore! 😉

    “That very famous passage in…” – Yes, 1 Peter; but also Hebrews 11.13. And you two have seminary degrees? Sheesh! (You know I tease in Christian love!)

    Ben is right: None of Nolan’s three Bat-films feel very “superhero-y,” so why is it a problem with DKR? I do think DKR is the weakest of the three, for the same reasons John mentioned (Bane’s voice; pacing and implausibility of the falling action), but it’s still a really solid and compelling film. I was also a little surprised at how nonchalant Bruce seemed to be that John Blake knew he (Bruce) was Batman – and was also not sure if we’d seen Blake meet Batman as a kid in the first film or something; it seemed out of nowhere that we’d have a character who’d pieced two and two together (especially when Jim Gordon apparently never did).

    Matt – re: the rankings. All I meant was, I was hoping DKR would be that much more superior than it was. My basic point was I agreed with you. I was reluctant to say DKR wasn’t as great as I’d hoped it would be. No offense meant to you personally, friend!

    Maybe Batman invented transporter technology! But I don’t think there is any ambiguity intended. Yes, there’s ambiguity in his other films; but there is NO ambiguity on that order anywhere else in the Bat-trilogy. (Well, excepting maybe Commissioner Gordon’s “death” in TDK… but, even there, we saw no body – as we don’t see Bruce/Batman’s body after the explosion – and the upshot was the character we thought was dead was alive. So, if anything, TDK’s handling of Gordon’s “death” foreshadows DRK’s treatment of Batman’s “death.”) “Illusions don’t fix Bat-signals” – Truer words have never been spoken!

    Finally, if we get SFC t-shirts, I want one!

  3. Great episode! I love the part where you play my comment and don’t listen to it!

    Good to have Ben back . . . you can never have too many Bens.

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