NOLANITE ReVisits THE DARK KNIGHT
After watching The Dark Knight...Yet Again..there are several things that caught my attention...Easter Eggs maybe? Or just something that Nolan referred back to when writing the story for The Dark Knight Rises? Read on....
First things First...I have seen The Dark Knight like over a Zillion Times...I mean what true Nolanite hasn't? The Flick is what I like to call a "Solid Comic Book Movie". Many believe it or not have gone to this movie for inspiration. Iron Man for example, Real World situations. The story and plot isn't too complex for many to understand but its well paced. It accomplished alot in it's 2 hours and 25 minutes of runtime. It had us asking for more, it brought us laughs, it "AWED" us, fascinated us, and pleased us in so many ways...(Teabag Im waiting for you to jump on it). Now Im not here to Review this film, only because many have done so already and many just dont want to hear how great this movie is again. Damn Marvelites!!! But after watching it this time, I paid close attention to several parts, some that have been mentioned before and some that havent, and looking back at it now, makes those parts look like EASTER EGGS! Two of the elements in this article are two of the main pieces in the movie that are really symbolic. The theme of CHAOS and The Creation of a MadMan. So read on....
WHO IS DET. JOHN BLAKE?
I know John Blake is a cover up and that were all pretty sure of..For who though we do not know. After watching TDK, I started thinking about the 8 yr gap that Nolan told us about. I thought, "Maybe theres a link to him in TDK?" Clearly, Im sure there isn't but...and there's always a but...How about Commissioner Gordon's son? Bash on me all you want and I havent read this anywhere else online but what if Det. John Blake is a grown version of his kid in TDK?
It does seem logical but odds are it isn't anywhere close to it. The young'n is what maybe 12 or 13 in TDK? Add 8 to that and you have a 20 or 21 yr old street cop whos following his Dads footsteps. Maybe After Commissioner Gordon gets hurt by Bane's goons JGL takes it upon himself to go after Bane and seek vengeance? Just a wild NOLANITE guess.
This has been brought up before...Ive read it like many times after TDK was released. Bruce Wayne asks for better gear in regards to turning his head and getting bit by Pooches....Lucious Fox hands him a new set of pads and states, " Are we talking rottweilers, or chihuahuas? Should do fine against CATS."
Now we don't know for sure if Nolan himself thought he would throw this in there to catch us off guard, but seeing as how 4 years later Selina Kyle is being introduced into the conclusion, it can be considered an Easter Egg. Sorta. My guess is, he tossed it in there for fun and thought we'd go nuts over it, which was accomplished.
Coleman Reese Knows who Batman is!!
Coleman Reese didn't have a major part in TDK but if Nolan wanted to play his cards right, He can use him in TDKR.
Mr. Reese ( not the pot smoking one who tags peeps on the site) Knows the identity of The Batman. Clearly he does. How does Bane get ahold of Fancy Camo'd Tumblers in TDKR? Lucious or Reese? Bane's most logical way of finding out Bat's identity is thru him. (aside from Ra's and Bane partnership assumptions) Mr. Reese can be used to that manner. There was once thing He said In TDK that caught my eye...my NOLANITE eye as a matter of fact....He says, "Whats next, You're going to build him a rocketship?"
Hence, Rocketship aka THE BAT.
I mean I know what a rocketship looks like...I did pass 3rd grade obviously but this is a Nolan Rocketship!! Yeah Laugh all you want but it makes sense..so maybe Nolan planned on using on from the getgo or it was just an idea floating around. The world will never know!
"Introduce a little anarchy, you upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I am an agent of chaos. And you know the thing about chaos, Harvey? It’s fair."
Now as we look back on the past two installments we can clearly state that the theme for BB was "FEAR" and when I watch this one I think of "CHAOS"...well that and FALLS. Chaos is used heavily in this movie. Its the overall theme. Nothing in this movie seems to have "established order" in it. There were attempts but the Joker disrupts it all. Everything from the bank heist, to Dent's Fund Raiser, to the Gotham Hospital Blowings. Its all Chaotic, and It drives Wayne into a corner. It overwhlems him that his loved ones are dying, that many are suffering due to it, and Gotham is paying for his actions. While the tone is taken serious, The Joker isn't. The Joker sticks close to the Comics on this, as his whole intention is to bring Chaos. So is it Fair?
Creation of a Madman...
Harvey Dent...not Two Face. In the whole movie Nolan only referred to him as Two Face once. He started off as Gotham's white Knight. Commissioner Gordon threw it all down on him. Bruce Wayne rested assured this was the man that would bring Justice to Gotham. He was the Batman without a mask. This was Bruce Wayne's way out. This was Joker's Ace in the hole. We started off watching this movie, feeling a little intimidated. Intimidated because Harvey Dent was the hot shot. We went through watching the movie seeing him at the top and slowly falling down. The things that drove him to the point of no return were the things that also drove Batman to the point of no return. The loss of Rachel Dawes, Commissioner Gordon's alleged death, and the corruption within Gordon's Unit. Those things themselves were all Jokers doings and enough to push Dent into darkness. If he hadn't been killed off, I think it would've made a nice addition to the problems The Dark Knight himself is already lined up to face in TDKR.
So what do yall think? Easter Eggs? What are your takes on DET John Blake? Im about to push out on a one month operation in Afghanistan so Ill miss the release of trailer #2 ( April 23rd 2012 ), hopefully more promo images of Catwomans behind, and some more revealing news. Got alot to look forward to but Ill be back right in time for Act II of WB and Nolans Marketing schemes. Oh and if for some reason The Avengers doesnt make Over 155 million on opening weekend, dont say I didn't say so. Leave all your Comments below!
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