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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-12 09:31 AM
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Batman Should Join the NRA and 9 Other Unintentional Dark Knight Rises Lessons
Edited on Fri Jul-20-12 09:35 AM by MinM
A rather disturbing headline from Wired this morning in light of the shooting in Aurora CO.

Batman Should Join the NRA and 9 Other Unintentional Dark Knight Rises Lessons

* By Angela Watercutter
* July 20, 2012 |
* 6:30 am |

Like the previous two Batman films created by Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises is a densely structured narrative filled with morally fluctuating characters. It's even got some thinly veiled messages about the state of our world.

But because there's so much there there, the movie also generates some insights that Nolan and his writing partner brother Jonathan Nolan most likely didn't intend. Some of these latent messages give a glimpse into life in their fictional Gotham, while others are merely plot holes. And nearly all are unintentionally funny.

That said, here are the 10 things we learned while watching The Dark Knight Rises about Batman, about Bane, about filmmaking and about ourselves.

Batman Should Just Use Guns Already

Is Batman's anti-gun stance really necessary? It's noble and all, but Bane's dudes pack automatic weapons (as do Gotham City's cops), and the Dark Knight is left holding a Bat-knife at a gun fight. The two battles in which Bane and Batman go at it hand-to-hand are great, but at some point it becomes obvious that the Bat could've saved himself and his back a lot of pain if he'd just shot that dude in the face. Just sayin'.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/dark-knight-rise... /

Update: ABC News has found a "Jim Holmes" from Aurora, CO on a Tea Party site.
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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-06-12 11:52 AM
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Edited on Mon Aug-06-12 12:02 PM by MinM

Of course ABC had the wrong James Holmes. Also, Wired edited the headline and story later that same morning.

So now we have this ex Army psyops specialist turned

white supremacist domestic terrorist in Wisconsin.


The beat goes on.
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