The Obama Regime was planning on capitalizing on the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The problem is that the movie is very Conservative/Libertarian and outright anti-Marxist.
The movie takes place eight years after the event of The Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne had retired from being Batman and had become a Charles Johnson style shut in. He never attends social events. Selina Kyle (Catwoman) pretends to be a servant during a party at Wayne mansion and sneaks into his room. She takes his fingerprints and his mom’s necklace. Bruce Wayne confronts her but she escapes and kidnaps a Congressman on her way out.
So as not to give away the movie, I will skip to the important part. After a fight where Bane hurts Batman and has him imprisoned in some Middle Eastern jail, he leads the League of Shadows to take over Gotham. They hold the city hostage and encourage a “popular uprising.”
The scenes in this segment of the movie are reminiscence of the 1917 Bolshevik Uprising. Criminals and some of the poor join Bane’s terror Army. Private property is seized. Kangaroo courts are set up, where Scarecrow is the judge and sentences “the rich” to death. This is clearly mocking the Communist revolutions and the Occupy Wall Street Movement and Selina Kyle mocks Batman’s anti-Gun policy, which is clearly mocking our gun control laws.
Many on the Left panned the film because of the clear anti-Progressive message of the movie. David Sirota, of Salon, has this to say about the movie.
Likewise, in “Dark Knight Rises,” though there has been some effort to use the villain’s name to portray him as a stand-in for Mitt Romney, the Los Angeles Times is right to flag the true “Occupy Wall Street vibe” of the bad guys. And though it’s possible that the film will ultimately provide a more nuanced portrayal of such populist outrage than “Call of Duty” seems intent on presenting, the problem remains the same: when villainous motives and psychopathy is televisually ascribed to mass popular outrage against the economic status quo, it suggests to the audience that only crazy people would sympathize with such outrage.
Catherine Shoard of the Guardian had this to say.
But The Dark Knight Rises is a quite audaciously capitalist vision, radically conservative, radically vigilante, that advances a serious, stirring proposal that the wish-fulfilment of the wealthy is to be championed if they say they want to do good. Mitt Romney will be thrilled. What’s strange is that quite so many of the rest of us seem to want to buy into it.
My impression was that this was a Batman version of Red Dawn. The film shows the evil result of the wealth redistribution message. It was a very anti-Leftwing movie.