Five of the Craziest ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Theories
Is Bane a stand-in for Occupy Wall Street? Does Bruce Wayne fight for an oligarchical status quo? Is Gotham meant as an allegory for reign-of-terror France?
Please, please Internet – you aren’t trying hard enough. I come to you for insane ‘Dark Knight Rises’ theories predicated on mere whiffs of fancy, not somewhat-rational interpretations rooted in context clues. It looks like I’m going to have to do the work ALL BY MYSELF.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is an Anti-Bush Metaphor
But what to make about “The Dark Knight Rises?” A writing team as concerned with specificity as Christopher and Jonathan Nolan would not choose for Bruce Wayne/Batman to absent for EIGHT YEARS without good reason. Clearly, this time period, equivalent to two presidential terms, is meant to mean our time with the Texan.
Batman’s actions represented a paranoid right wing and the 8 years of the Dent Act, slowly eating away at our civil rights in the name of security, were what really caused Gotham to stay corrupt. Its police force atrophied, its businesses shied away from charity, its work toward new fuel sources stalled. With the Dark Knight “rising” at the conclusion of the film, a new face, one filled with hope, is here to lead our society to a brighter future.
Catwoman is Bisexual
Nolan’s not known for his ribaldry, hence the Sapphic subtlety, but we’ve got an eye for these things and we caught it.
Lucious Fox is the Military-Industrial Complex
So we look the other way when they devise new and more devious ways in which to murder people.
Same goes for Lucius Fox. He’s a nice fellow. He wears a bowtie and his voice sounds like PBS. He isn’t bothering anybody in Applied Sciences, tinkering away with his tools and reactors.
Or is he?
Alfred Represents the Batman Fanboys
The guy clearly has some issues of regression and projects most of his fears and longings onto others. Dude clearly needs a girlfriend.
Batman = Rocky?