SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT
Some time ago, Nathan wrote:
"The Joker loses the physical battle, but he wins the metaphysical one.
I think Christopher Nolan is definitely coming from the noir
tradition with this film, and I'm still kind of scratching my head as to
how exactly the ending got past test audiences, who can never seem to
stomach ambiguity or any degree of negativity in movie endings. Any
thoughts from fellow list members?"
I finally saw the movie a few days ago (in IMAX), so I'm finally reading
these emails I set aside.
Nathan, I think part of it is that the ending of the movie is clearly
not the ending of the story. It is clearly setting up the third in the
current Batman series of films. So while Batman may be considered an
outlaw, be setting himself up as a scapegoat so society has a hero in
Harvey Dent, I'm betting most believe Batman will be vinidicated in the
next movie. So they are willing to accept this setback. I'd be
fascinated to see where Nolan would take it if there were no boundaries,
but there is no way DC/Warner would allow him to kill off the franchise
by not saving Batman.
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