The Symbolism of Batman and Where We Put Our Faith

(Spoilers: This post will be rife with them. Do not read unless you’ve already seen the movie or couldn’t care less about the story. And, borrowed from Jaybird because he already covered all the bases: “Since we’ll have spoilers after the cut, I imagine we’ll also discuss spoilers in the comments. I’d ask that we…

Batman and Civil Society

I have a long-ish post up at Forbes that the comic-book lovers among you, and those of you who enjoy Nolan’s Dark Knight films, might enjoy. I know the commenting is still sort of dark age at Forbes so let’s have the thread right here. Personally, the Dark Knight trilogy so far has been one of the…

“Nuclear chivalry.”

As many have said before, it’s no coincidence that in the world of Hollywood blockbusters the last decade has been the decade of the superhero film. In the nineties our blockbusters brought us fantasy about the apocalyptic near-destruction of society. In the country’s most globally dominant decade, it was as if our only possible challengers…