So the new Batman movie is about the collapse of New York City into an Occupy Wall Street mobocracy … I can see the perfection of democracy happening as we approach the final days of BRA, but it doesn’t sound very “progressive” here.
“He also has the courage to grapple, however superficially, with two big themes – the fear of terrorism and economic collapse.
The bad guy of the picture, Bane (Tom Hardy), is like a French revolutionary of the 18th century, hoping to unite the oppressed masses against the capitalists, police and authorities who have kept them under control for so long.
A ‘people’s court’ dispenses death sentences to anyone deemed reactionary. That’s me done for, then.
I wouldn’t go so far as to claim the film is a political heavyweight, but there are echoes of Dickens’ big novels about rioting masses and political anarchy, Barnaby Rudge and A Tale Of Two Cities.”