Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143
I think the emnity of Batman and the Joker, as a battle between order / chaos, tragedy driving heroism and mirth driving evil, messianic figure of truth versus Satanic liar and jokester, etc. is about as epic in a mythological sense as you can get. Nolan played off of a lot the available imagery / archetypes associated with those two characters and that's why the story was so rich and multi-layered. I think that's pretty epic.
TDK was a crime thriller until the Joker fully enters the scene. Then it picks up into something else... an epic battle of philosophies, with Harvey Dent torn apart in the middle.
Countdown to Mysterious Heroism
Originally Posted by Arrow_22
Look for reports of mysterious heroism in the next 6 years. Then check back on this thread