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Old 09-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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Default Re: Batman as a Vehicle for the Surveillance State

I don't like Batman symbolizing the surveillance (police?) state just yet.

Maybe in a Kingdom Come movie where all the characters are extreme/fully-realized versions of themselves but not in Batman/Superman or a World's Finest movie.

Before Batman is driven to extremes to lock down Gotham completely he's just a lone renegade crusading for justice in a corrupt wasteland.

He's the idealistic rebel who later becomes a hardened dictator. People need to see the full evolution from the beginning, which means hints of draconian/Orwellian beliefs rather than a full display of them.

"Don't listen to scientists, academics, fact checkers, journalists, constitutional scholars or intelligence agencies. The truth doesn't matter, only blind obedience" - any authoritarian regime
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