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Old 02-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #531
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Thumbs up Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143

Originally Posted by ThePhantasm View Post
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.

Frankly I find TDK far more epic than what TDKR offered.

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