Christopher Nolan made the series more realistic and gave a dark theme to the franchise which was much needed. He gave a practical approach as to many aspects of the Batman as to why he wears the cape, Why his mask has pointy ears and even as to the evolution of the Batpod as an escape vehicle from the Batmobile.
|Christopher Nolan filming TDKR|
The Batman unlike other other comic book superheroes is difficult to show on-screen. While other Superheroes have magical powers that gives them superhuman strength, ability to fly, etc..and just go about their daily lives fighting criminals, The Batman is an ordinary human being who fights crime but putting fear in the hearts of criminals. Now this alone brings a challenge to the director. He has to build the movie around a person who has a tormented soul ( because he blames the death of his parents on himself ), and how he becomes a a vigilante fighting for what his parents stood for. Even this does not bring him peace and he continues to lead this dual life, wishing every moment he was not Batman, that his parents were still alive and happy, He was in love and married. The character of The Batman created by Bob Kane is perhaps one of the most mysterious comic book characters ever..with no film-maker other than Chris Nolan to do complete justice to him.
|The iconic scene of the Death of Bruce Waynes parents|
Christopher Nolan shows us the Bat as we were supposed to. From his origins in Batman Begins as to how he became batman, to his Clash against one of the greatest comic book villains ever- The Joker played by Heath Leadger in The Dark Knight, to falling and rising up again, against a foe more powerful than Him- Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan did it in such a way that made the Batman appear vulnerable, both physically and emotionally – very atypical for a comic book superhero. In movies where we see a bullet being fired at supermans eye, and all the bullet can do is bounce off, it is quite refreshing to see a superhero, who is vulnerable , does get hurt, and can die just like any other human being. He faces his own fears, falls into oblivion and chooses to rise up again. A character any person who has undergone pain and suffering can relate to.
|The climbing scene in TDKR|
The Batman is perhaps one of the greatest comic book characters ever created. The darkness of the character -mystifying, the fear and sadness – relatable and the rise – Inspiring. The scene in TDKR where Bruce Wayne makes the jump and escapes from Banes prison – is infact a scene that can teach us to rise from the Darkness into the Light. Christopher Nolan truly played this one right.