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