Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The Dark Knight, Reviewed Irritatingly
Among the more annoying habits of certain movie reviewers is the insistence on inserting politics into everything, not just movies making a discernible political statement. This has been the case with The Dark Knight, which certainly made a few allusions to post-9/11 America, but was first and foremost a superhero flick. As such, reviews of the blockbuster didn't require more than a mention in passing of the War or Terror, a limit which many reviewers ignored. Some manifestations of this are sillier than others, but I'd like them all to stop it. Please? I watch Batman to forget about W, not be reminded of him. Or I guess I could just stop reading those reviewers.