was a little worried that the second time around wouldn’t be as good. thankfully it held up to a second viewing quite well. this is a great action flick and works with the same nolan themes we’ve seen before. in the end of this one we see batman eschewing the truth that harvey dent turned to the dark side and instead allowing gotham to think that dent was the white knight. meanwhile batman takes the heat and is forced to go underground as the police hunt for him, and that’s how the film ends. it’s kind of a downer, but an empowering one, which is sort of what nolan does best if you look at dark knight, memento, and inception (which are his three best films in my opinion).
also liked the switching of roles. batman as a good figure, having to do bad things and ultimately be perceived as a bad man. the good people on the ship voting to kill the ex-cons on the other ship. the ex-con throwing the detonator out the window. the hostages dressed as clown villains and the henchmen dressed as doctors in the final shoot-out. the good cops doing bad things because the joker had them over a barrel. great flick.