Oh so that’s how it went down.
The Dark Knight rises again! Our last show on The Dark Knight Rises dealt necessarily with serious and troubling events offscreen. We return to the topic of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy to uphold and celebrate the vast achievements and influences of this genre-defining enterprise, and to look ahead – to Superman, Nightwing, and any other thing that might be waiting in the (bat)wings.
The Dark Knight is not just the film that Batman Begins inspired in all of our minds with its critical final words (“escalation,” “taste of the theatrical,” “calling card”). It is significantly more: the most dextrous, complicated, and absorbing “comic book movie” ever made. It may never be possible for our pigeon-hole culture to truly abandon the notion that films can be so narrowly defined based on their source matter, but if they ever can, The Dark Knight will be the film that does it.
Take a tour back through my review of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight right here.