The new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, certainly is dark, almost relentlessly so. We are all dirtbags and will do dirtbag things when confronted with dirtier dirtbags seems the general tone of the movie. There’s lots of mayhem and it’ll require a major willing suspension of disbelief to believe anyone could actually pull off everything the Joker does. But no matter, there’s lots of violence and blowing stuff up. The ending reinforces the tone; the public are sheep and should be lied to, fighting evil makes you do evil, and we are all compromised and degraded. Ptui.
Upon leaving, Sue said, Hollywood only seems to have a couple of plots and they’ve about run out of ideas about them.