Deciphering The Dark Knight 28 July 2008Posted by MOZAFFAR in Misc.
The Dark Knight is a brilliant movie that applies an extraordinary amount of social commentary. In a nutshell, the Joker is this terrorist who sends his mentally ill followers on suicide missions. He kills people by torching hundreds of barrels of oil. His opposition is a rising politician, Harvey Dent, who has the whole city of Gotham believing in his message of hope and change. The hero, Batman, engages in unethical activities, including torture and eavesdropping to get the answers that he seeks.
The Joker and his clowns = the Devil….Osama b. Laden and al-Qaeda, OR, he’s the ….American Dreamer, chasing the American dream. Meaning, the Joker is the American dream gone sour, as symbolized by his smudged red-white-and-blue makeup. That would make Bruce Wayne/Batman the other side of the American Dream, being the person who has everything, yet does not have the one thing he really wants (his companion).
DA Harvey Dent = Sen. Barack Obama
We’ve also got the Chinese businessmen stealing money from America. Money that was stolen in the first place.
Still, I hope that doesn’t mean that Batman is GWB.