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Old 10-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #96
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Default Re: TDKR Oscar Chances? - Part 1

Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises View Post
That still doesn't quite hold up to scrutiny though. The city is corrupt because many officials are on the mob's payroll. Eliminate the mob (and maybe a few corrupt judges and cops too, to scare people) and that problem is gone and theoretically the city could go back to rebuilding itself.
The point is the city is full of rotten people willing to take bribes and do dirty work for the mob.

You and I know the solution to a problem like that isn't to kill everyone, but to a crazy mind you can see why they would think extremist methods like that are necessary. It makes sense.

The leap from wanting crime gone to destroying an entire city is massive and begs the question of what the deeper ideals of the LOS are all about. Which they talk about in Batman Begins. You don't burn the world's greatest city to the ground because you want to stop crime, you do it because you want to hit the reset button on civilization.
They think the only way to get rid of that crime is to hit the reset button on Gotham because they think the crime and despair and corruption is too deeply rooted in Gotham to just be excised like a rotten tooth.

Originally Posted by Alexei Belyakov View Post
$447 Million Domestic says the themes presented in this movie weren't boring and uninteresting to the American public.
Please. If Bay's Transformers can make over a billion, then so can this load of hokey schlock.

Also, ARGO, a film about Jimmy Carter's lack of resolve during his presidency and the hostage situation in Tehran is being groomed for Best Picture & Best Director, so I don't see why you would think TDKR's geopolitical allusions are detrimental to its Oscar race.
That's probably because that was better handled, more interesting, and not riddled with plot holes.

If anything, its said real themes that will further elevate this film from average CBM in the eyes of the A.M.P.A.S.

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