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Friday, July 25, 2008

Wall Street Journal op-ed peice says The Dark Knight's Batman is a Bush allegory

I found this over at Slash Film. Read it. Go ahead, I'll wait. Wow, huh? I guess if you look deep enough into anything, you can see whatever you wanna see. I'm hoping that the Brothers Nolan & David Goyer (the creators of the film's story & script) come out and talk about this little piece. Maybe their intentions were to shine some light towards the great Dubya. But somehow, I really doubt it though. So what do you guys think? Is The Dark Knight George Bush? Does the fact that Rupert Murdoch owns the WSJ have any impact? Discuss freely..

Check out the original Wall Street Journal opinion piece here!


That guy said...

Reading that op/ed kind of ruined the movie for me.

OK, ruined it a strong word. But it tainted it, for sure.

I was on the lookout for "George W."

And there was a lot of Bubya-ish rhetoric in the film, what with "the he's a villain now, but someday people will understand this is just what needs to be done," and the "you can't reason with maniacs," blagh, blah, whatever.

And I suppose, if you're a fan of George W. (and that's a big IF), you could maybe draw some parallels from some of that diolog.

But that's probably a conversation best kept for the after-the-movie walk to your car. Or internet forums. Not the New York Times. Someone was looking to cash in on the film's success.

brodiemash said...

And it seems like they did. Totally agree with you that you have to wait until after you watch the movie with an objective state of mind....and then eff it all up by reading something like that op-ed piece. Sorry if I had anything to do with that for people out there, BTW.