Of bats and men
7 August 2012 § Leave a comment
Two nights ago, Sara and Anna and Dr Mary and I sashayed au cinéma to see the new Batman film. It was my first Batman experience; I admit that I was sceptical, for customarily action films constitute the double-edged sword of being long and having little to compel in their stories. This, however, made me think. The portrayal of Americanness in Batman occupied my mind for a bit, yet the struggle between good and evil soon trumped it. The tribunal set up to try Gotham residents made me think of a certain revolution (oh Robespierre, merci beaucoup for ensuring the public safety and killing Lavoisier), and it also provided a sort of case study of the responsibilities that come with citizenship.
At the end, a good-evil blurring of sorts arose and left me with a distinct sense of unresolution; one character who appeared evil loved sacrificially, yet he was still evil. I do not know about that, yet I enjoyed the ending nonetheless, mostly because it had clear tinges—a paradox, as everything in Christianity—of the Gospel.
The rumour flying round the house is that Ratatouille shall begin playing soon. I must away.