best when viewed in low light

7.19.2008

I'm So Serious


Bravo, Mr. Nolan.

A revolutionary film.

A record-setting opening night.

A hero for our times. [And I don't mean Batman]

2 comments:

  1. Gotham City7/27/2008

    I hope you're not implying the Joker was the hero.

    I don't disagree that this film was masterful and redefined heroics, but to say that the hero was anyone but Batman is a mistake.

    All The Joker did was reimagine morality as immorality. And despite that possible truth, there's nothing noble there.

    Batman redefines heroics as filling a necessary void. The Joker is a manifestation of the Id. It's easy to fulfill one's singular desires. It's much more difficult to sacrifice one's self to the greater good. Now that I think about it, I've heard this story before. Only the last time the protagonist was called Jesus.

    Morality is not always Truth. And Truth is rarely heroic.

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  2. Gotham City Defender7/27/2008

    I hope you're not implying the Joker was the hero.

    I don't disagree that this film was masterful and redefined heroics, but to say that the hero was anyone but Batman is a mistake.

    All The Joker did was reimagine morality as immorality. And despite that possible truth, there's nothing noble there.

    Batman redefines heroics as filling a necessary void. The Joker is a manifestation of the Id. It's easy to fulfill one's singular desires. It's much more difficult to sacrifice one's self to the greater good. Now that I think about it, I've heard this story before. Only the last time the protagonist was called Jesus.

    Morality is not always Truth. And Truth is rarely heroic.

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