I don’t typically like to blog about politics, or religion, but this is just too much fun.
Here’s a review of the Dark Knight Rises, from Time Magazine, and with the most random mention of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ever:
“But the Occupy Gotham coincidence fits Nolan’s nearly Olympian misanthropy, his disgust with the corruptibility of both class and mass and his suspicion that the only salvation is in a nearly invincible hero — a rich man with the strength and altruism to save desperate America from itself. (Is Bruce Wayne Mitt Romney? Is Batman a Mormon?)”
Is Batman a Mormon? What? That’s amazing!
For those who don’t know me personally, I am an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), and it would be kind of awesome to have a Mormon.org profile of Batman.
“I’m Batman, and I’m a Mormon.”
What I love about literature and pop-culture is the opportunity for interpretations and dialogue. Everyone takes away what they want, and so begins discussions, disagreement, and an interpretation of a story based on our own view of the world.
I’m not entirely sure what point the reviewer, Richard Corliss, is trying to make, and how he made the leap from Bruce Wayne to Mitt Romney, however, I appreciate the dialogue critics add to pop culture.
What do you think?
Would you be more likely to vote for Mitt Romney if it turned out he really was Batman?
Would you still watch Batman if he was a Mormon?
Do keep in mind the name of this blog: Good, Wholesome, Fun. Keep it friendly, keep it fun.
ADDITIONAL NOTES AND LINKS:
I discovered this review while doing research for a blog post on cat videos.
A less fun article from the Boston Herald that shows another attempt to connect Batman to the current political scene: Sure To Drive Mitt Batty.