‘The Dark Knight Rises’, A Message of Triumph Over Chaos Amid Real Life Massacre
One will never understand the mechanization that drives an individual to commit horrendous acts of violence against strangers. It is even harder to comprehend when these acts are perpetrated under the guise of movie fandom. At the end of the day, we will never understand the motivations of one disturbed individual who took it upon himself to shatter the innocence of a beloved past time. The first reaction to a tragedy of this magnitude is to think of the victims and their families. In one innocuous moment, their lives were shattered and forever changed. When time has given us some distance to the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colorado and the pundits had their say as to the how and why the film medium contributed to the act, one thing remains, we are evermore altered but the movies remain.
It’s hard not to think of the Dark Knight Rises without the looming shadow of the shooting rampage that occurred during one of the movie’s midnight shows. The fact remains is the film, on its own was all a movie should be: thrilling, visually stunning, masterfully crafted and story telling at its best. Christopher Nolan is one of the best filmmakers of our time. His canon of films from Memento, Inception and the Dark Knight Trilogy will be held up as the gold standard of how movies should be made and emulated.
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