The Dark Knight Rises was a shock hit with detractors and detractors, especially since the Joker's horrific performance in the first film was lauded by many. However, the film's history and tone are largely irrelevant.
The Dark Knight Rises, a 2012 sequel, should have been a hole in a hole. After years of declining Batman sequels, director Christopher Nolan's portrayal of the Caped Crusader had brought respect and enormous box-office revenues back to the character.
Heath Ledger's tragic death at the age of 28 was a shock to Christopher Nolan, who believed that he had to tell a compelling story to his brother Jonathan.
The choice of Bane (Tom Hardy) as the central villain in The Dark Knight Rises was going to be controversial. The lesser you say, the better. Warner Bros executives wanted Leonardo DiCaprio as the Riddler, hoping to harness some of that Joker energy. When it emerged that the Nolan brothers had re-imagined the hulking, luchador-masked Doc Savage knock-off into a militant revolutionary and Gotham City into a shadow of the then
The Nolans and David S. Goyer spliced together elements from three well-known Batman comic books: The Dark Knight Returns (in which the Dark Knight, uh, returns), No Mans Land (in which Gotham City is isolated from the rest of the world and becomes a fiefdom of various supervillains), and Knightfall (in which Batman is replaced with a more violent and brutal antihero). The problem with Gotham was not just that individuals were really into crime, but also
Bane and the League of Shadows from the first film have been constructing an army in the literal underworld of Gotham, harnessing the frustrations and desperation of the city's most desperate to overthrow the status quo; it is true that his concept of social change is not a lie (in his own mind); the destruction of Gotham is not a means to the League's dark fantasy of a changed world.
The use of the metaphor of a proletariat revolution turning violent among political observers is bizarre. Rush Limbaugh fabricated claims that the name Bane was inciting harm to the Republican Party's current presidential candidate. However, a decade later, viewers on Netflix may see it with clearer eyes and less controversy.