Dark Discussions continues their discussion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. Episode 067 (Part One) focused on the background of the films and how they came from the source material of the DC comics. The film Batman Begins which led the series explains the beginnings of Batman and how Bruce Wayne became the vigilante known as Batman.
In Part Two of the retrospective your co-hosts discuss The Dark Knight rises and the intricate way the screenplay was able to adapt Harvey Dent and the Joker into a dark and foreboding world that never falls into comic book silliness. Things mentioned include the recasting of the Rachel Dawes character, the award winning performance of Heath Ledger, how Harvey Dent was presented as a politician and legal force, as well as how a series of films goes even deeper into genre and horror cinema.
To wrap up the episode, the latest film, 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, is reviewed and analyzed. Were the female characters in the film as strong as they appear? Who was the mysterious Blake character? Did Tom Hardy match Heath Ledger in his role as the villain Bane? Are critics, both on the right and left of the political spectrum, overstating the film’s political messages? Get ready and find out. Email Dark Discussions and let them know your take.