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Evil Undone

The moral clarity of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series.

Jul 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 43 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
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Nolan knows exactly what he’s doing when he puts the rhetoric of the Occupy Wall Street movement in the mouth of his villain. The Dark Knight Rises is a Classic Comics version of Edmund Burke. Which makes its incidental role in the latest monstrous spasm of nihilistic violence, as the movie that was playing during James Holmes’s evil massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, all the more haunting.

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, is The Weekly Standard’s movie critic.

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