The official Warner Brothers synopsis reads: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Bain Capital which Democrats are trying to make a voter issue for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. The problem with that interpretation is at least twofold: first, the film was being shot between May and November 2011; how and what would lead Nolan to invest something in the script about Bain Capital last year? I'm not saying it can't be done, but anyone advancing that interpretation would have to substantiate that historical discrepancy. Bane has been a character in the Batman series since at least 1993 so it's not like the character was invented in a prophetic view that Mitt Romney would run for president and win the Republican ticket to stand for election in November and Romney's relationship with the company would become a platform for Democrats. Again, anyone wanting to advance that position is welcome to, however, those are issues they will have to address and keep their interpretation straight with what the film does.
|Clearly the city is in chaos and we need only ask, what other films have shown the world in a state of ruin? Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman.|