Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - - - - - - - - - Part 22
Originally Posted by Zionite1
Im sorry but BB was not bigger than TDK in scale.Ras wanted to destroy Gotham physically,Joker wanted to destroy Gotham soul which ia lot worse.The actual scale of Ras attack only affected Arkhman and those in arkhams vicinity.In TDK all of Gotham was affected in a way,physically or mentally.Joker was abigger threat as he actually succeeded in his plots until the end-Gotham quaked in fear of him-that didnt happen with Ras.Ras attck happened in one night.Joker launched a series of attacks that shook the city to itst core
None of what you said relates to the scale of the films. Joker wanted to corrupt the soul......of two ferries worth of people. Ras wanted the entire city to destroy itself. There is no question that Ras' paln was bigger in scale. But I will concede this, BB's aesthetic didn't convey that scale. TDK, despite being a more down to Earth (as much a comic book film can) story, was shot with a far bigger sense of scale, which might give someone the impression that it was bigger. It wasn't.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.