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Originally posted by Dreine
I can see the counterpoint.
However I think that in the context of a character like Batman, who is very conflicted on multiple levels, the cell phone system is used as another plot device to show that conflict.
Batman, who by his very nature MUST maintain secrecy and would, I think, cherish it... does he violate the secrecy of the entirety of Gotham City to save it? In the film he decides yes, yet he also realizes that anything beyond using the system ONCE to find The Joker is tantamount to a tyranny, which is why I believe he agrees with Lucious Fox to destroy it immediately afterwards. The severity of the situation is the only reason that Batman uses the system... but even at the pinnacle of the movie he adheres to his ultimate rule to not take a life. By saving The Joker he redeems himself... mercy > vengeance.
Just my opinion.
Please excuse the run-on sentence, didn't get much sleep last night.
Originally posted by iwan2ski
reply to post by gigaherc
Excellent! Your post is the best example of the ignorace I was writting about.
Do you know the OP enough to assume their occupation, leisure activity, or relationship status? Maybe their hobby is conspriracy theories. Mine is and I bet more than half here would say the same. That's why we're here!
Instead of making degrading comments based on sterotypical profiling of anyone with an alternative view, make an intelligent post based on the knowledge you've obtained. True not everything is a conspiracy. However, there is more going on in the world than anyone of us knows.edit on 24-7-2012 by iwan2ski because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gigaherc
Funny you mention ignorance in your post which is full of misunderstanding and simple minded profiling.
I meant real hobby - not sitting in front of the computer and wasting time looking for conspiracies in movies which are made to enjoy them (true, also to analyze them, sometime even overthinking them)
So you again assume if someone researches symbols in movies, than that's all they research? Well I research it all. There are not many topics I haven't at least touched. That way I'm not ignorant of the things I reply to ...unlike yourself.
, a hobby which outcomes somehow improve things, like researching the nature or the history of mankind.
Seeking conspiracies in Dark Knight movies is what makes such guys as you look ridiculous (hence the tinfoil hat etiquette) no matter how important it is for you and how glad you are because of such sick outcomes as a Jones' movie presented in OP.
How productive are you by reading and responding to this thread if you think it is a waste of time. You're actually wasting time telling others not to waste their time.
That is my opinion, you still have the right to your own, however be aware of what is more productive and thus useful and interesting. It is easy to jump the 'everyone who don't like my crazy theories is shill and ignorant fool' bandwagon. It is hard to understand you waste your life.