The 7 Best Things About Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy
4 of 7 Strong Main Character
Unlike most Superhero movies, Bruce Wayne, not Batman, is the main character. Flawed but self-sacrificing, Nolan managed to capture how complex and deep of a character this man must be.
Instead of the cliche noble good guy fighting wicked bad guys to save the world, Wayne starts as a scarred young man hoping to avenge the brutal murder of his parents. But his feelings of insecurity evolve into something deeper as he grows as a character. He doesn't just put on a mask, he puts on an idea. In a way, he develops an unhealthy obsession with justice for those who are burdened by injustice.
The fact that he found relief in the hope of Harvey Dent becoming a new breed of hero who didn't need to wear a mask shows the humanity in our hero. We got to see the damage to his body that years of fighting crime on your own would do to a man. More importantly, we saw the mental damage and emotional strength it takes to be a real hero. For once, we all felt like we could be a Dark Knight if we tried.