Episode 78: The Dark Knight Revisited August 9, 2012 Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono Standard Podcast Play Now Categories: Podcast, Review # books#comics#graphic novels#movies#news#sci-fi#television
YAY for Ben being back!!!!
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!
Illusions may not fix bat-signals . . . but Alfreds may be known to . . .
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.