The 7 Best Things About Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy
3 of 7 The Themes
Nolan's Batman films were deeper and more thoughtful than your average Superhero flick. While still entertaining, each movie spoke to something deeper about the human spirit with profound themes such as heroism, fear, pain, honor, chaos and integrity.
District Attorney Harvey Dent was a public figure who stood for ethical superiority. The Joker corrupted him into a vengeful monster by murdering the person he loved most and selling him on the idea of justice within chaos. Ra's Al Ghul believed in a sort of justice that demanded death instead of imprisonment. Scarecrow demonstrated the power and depth of fear. Bane showed the darkness and corruption that is born from pain.
Parts of the story like hiding the truth about a political icon (Dent) in order to maintain public morale, while undermining a true hero's innocence (Batman), or using a visual ideal to inspire hope in the innocent while deepening fear in the guilty, speak on deep concepts and made them a core part of the franchise.