On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech joins Culture Editor Emily Jashsinky on the 13th anniversary of “The Dark Knight” to explain how the film is “one of the century’s greatest pieces of art” and analyze the parallels between situations in Gotham and the problems facing American society.
“This is a real grounded, real city, a real universe in which Batman is a fantastical element. He stands out as being something that’s very odd and uncharacteristic to the rest of the world,” Domenech said.
“I do not think it is an accident that some of the best superhero movies of the past two decades … are movies that tend to shrink down in terms of their size and do not at any point have a shining blue beam of light coming from the skies that’s going to destroy the planet. Instead, it’s much more grounded concerns about whether people live or die or crime