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Old January 2 2009, 10:40 AM   #105
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Re: What do you dislike about The Dark Knight?

sidious618 wrote: View Post
I just rewatched the film with someone who had never seen it and they pointed out a few plot holes that have been mentioned but in all honesty none of them bothered me in the least. I don't know, I just love the movie too much.
I think one of the reasons that The Dark Knight has resonated with audiences so much, even given its plot holes, is that it's ultimately a story about social cohesion. It's a story about a society facing its own imminent collapse, and about the hard choice between acting in self-interest and watching your society collapse or acting as a faithful citizen and forcing yourself to act with trust in others and belief in liberal democracy. It is, in short, about whether Gotham City (a stand-in for the United States) will survive as a community and will retain its democratic nature -- and I think that's a question that has been troubling the entire United States of late, albeit not necessarily consciously.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946
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