O/T Dark Knight
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07-27-2008, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
First, for those disappointed that this is not more like the graphic novel
The Dark Knight Returns
, despite the similar titles, they have nothing in common. These last two Batman films borrow more from Miller/Mazzuchelli's
Batman: Year One
The Long Halloween
. The latter two especially show how Batman worked together with Gordon and Dent to take down the Gotham mob in an almost totally corrupt city, and how the power-vacuum that left behind allowed the Joker and the other crazies to move in and take over the Gotham underworld. "I believe in Harvey Dent" also comes from Loeb/Sale.
Possible villain foreshadowing for next movie:
Catwoman: From the exchange about making the Bat-suit dog-proof (forgot the exact line)
Mad Hatter: Remember the Joker gang member Dent tried to get information out of at gunpoint? Batman explained he was "Jervis Tetch, a paranoid schizophrenic". Jervis Tetch just happens to be the Mad Hatter's real name.
The Riddler: What's the biggest riddle in Gotham? "Who is Batman?" Well, we already have someone who solved that riddle and he's also unethical. Mr. Reese=Mysteries=Enigmas=E. Nigma=The Riddler
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