The Dark Knight Resurrects

Review of The Dark Knight Rises, Directed by Christopher NolanBy KENDRICK KUOIn continuation of Alexis and Paul’s tracing of Christian themes in blockbuster action films, I’d like to add my own voice. Both have argued for the power of Christian mythology (in the true, Narnian sense of the term) in the storyteller’s craft. Tales that touch us most deeply are those that echo the Great Story and its handmaiden themes. With this, I am in full agreement. Paul addressed both the Christological aspe … [Read more...]

Dark Knight Rex

Review of The Dark Knight Rises, Directed by Christopher NolanBy PAUL D. MILLERWhat do you get when someone rewrites A Tale of Two Cities, sets it in modern-day New York with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis underneath, turns Robespierre into a drug-addled terrorist warlord modeled on Darth Vader, and ends it with an apotheosis copied straight from Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus?  You get The Dark Knight Rises (2012).Christopher Nolan’s Batman finale is one of the most ambitious, sophisticated, and … [Read more...]