Saturday, July 26, 2008

Except the dark knight always triumphs

From yesterday's op-ed review of "The Dark Knight" from
Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal.
There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war.

Okay, I saw "The Dark Knight" today at my local uniplex, and didn't see any parallels between Batman and Bush, but then I'm not a neocon wingnut who writes for Murdoch's WSJ.  

The main similarity I saw was that "The Dark Knight" was just as long and convoluted as Bush's "War On Terror". But Batman didn't start recklessly pursuing Picard (the villain who died at the end of "Batman Begins") after the Joker started terrorizing Gotham City, nor did he tell Gotham citizens to help fight the Joker by shopping and taking vacations, as Bush would have done.  This Batman was more like Bizarro-Bush from the alternate reality where GWB really does have fortitude and moral courage.

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