Fanboy Complaints: THE DARK KNIGHT
In the 2nd part of my "Fanboy Complaints" series; I tackle some of the complaints that fanboys throw around against The Dark Knight. Will Include SPOILERS!
Hello ComicBookMovie community! I bring to you guys the second part of my series: Fanboys Complaints. Today I will tackle some of the complaints fanboys throw around against the critically acclaimed and financially successful comic book movie, The Dark Knight. Again I warn you of the spoilers. So in the words of the Joker: And here. We. Go!
1. Gotham doesn't look like Gotham:
Is there a difference between Batman Begins setting and The Dark Knights setting? Yes. There’s a reason for this too. Batman Begins was mostly set in the narrows or it was night for most the film. In The Dark Knight, Gotham is the entire setting of the film, and it balances more of the day and night times. Not to mention the city looking brighter and “cleaner”, this is symbolic for the cities criminals being picked up or in other words: The city is getting cleaned up.
2. Joker isn't the real Joker:
How is he not the Joker? He’s crazy, doesn't care about anyone or anything, and wants chaos everywhere. Oh right, he doesn't have his skin bleached white and he doesn't use his joker toys. That’s probably the only two things Nolan changed from the comics, and it doesn't really matter because the core of the character is still there.
3. How does Batman survive the fall from his penthouse?
He survives because he’s the goddamn Batman! Okay, in all seriousness you need to pay attention to this scene because it happens very quickly. When Batman catches Rachel in mid air Batman opens the other half of his cape to slow down the momentum from the fall. You can see him open his cape and you can hear the sound effect too. I don’t know why this always goes everyone’s head, but they’re not fanboy complaints for nothing.
4. Batman still isn't a detective:
This complaint moved from Batman Begins to The Dark Knight, and it’s still as ridiculous as it’s always been. He helped Gordon mark the mobs money, he investigated the crime scene of the two dead guys, He figured out the two dead guys name was a clue to who Joker was after, he interrogated Joker. He did so much in this film and I guess it doesn't constitute him as a detective.
5. That’s not Batman’s voice:
This is the dumbest complaint in the entire film. This isn't fanboys complaining that this isn't what Batman sounds like; this is fanboys complaining Kevin Conroy’s Batman voice isn't in everything. The modern version of the character in the COMICS has a raspy, growl-like voice.
6. Batman kills Two-Face:
While they’re right, they have to take into consideration the fact that there was pretty much no way Batman could have saved Gordon’s kid without killing Harvey. They were standing near the edge of the building and Gordon’s kid was about to get shot, Batman needed to act fast since we saw Harvey had no hesitation in “killing” Batman.
Well there you have it guys and girls! These were my responses to the fanboy complaints. Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoyed the read, until next time!
Edit: Point 2 was edited after Odin, btmcclure, and AverageDrafter pointed out my confusion on The Killing Joke. I would like to thank them for that.
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