In real life, Superman would hate you.

I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the Dark Knight Rises recently. One of the biggest complaints  about the film is its leaps in fantasy.  “Nolan’s Dark Knight series is supposed to exist in the real world..” Ok, but…..

It’s still Batman. It’s a rich dude fighting crime dressed as a bat.

For me, the idea of Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise being set in the real world is purely about back drop and not physics.  Yes, unlike Tim Burtons’ Gotham which was weird and cartoony, Nolan’s offering suggests, “what if his Batman lived in your city?” However it’s not your city and…

It’s still Batman. It’s a rich dude fighting crime dressed as a bat.

If every superhero was created with the laws of the real world in mind, Superhero movies would suck. Think about  Superman.  Honestly, an alien raised by two good hearted farm folk? Who hides his special talents as he  grows up, eventually saving the world while working as a mild mannered reporter? If Superman existed in the real world, he’d be a narcissist, self entitled dick hole with abandonment issues, and heres why….

 

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