In a world beset by corruption, only one man, playboy by day and above-the-law action hero with access to unbelievable riches and technology by night, can take on a massive criminal syndicate, despite the misgivings of an older, better actor, to avenge a woman he loved and lost.
Sound familiar? Oh yeah, it’s The Dark Knight almost exactly (though this time, the older, better actor is a woman).
The incredible financial success of The Dark Knight has virtually guaranteed that we’re going to be seeing a lot more of this phenomenon — which I’m going to call Batmanization (either that or Nolanization; haven’t decided yet): a pervasive darkness in mood and tone, moody, inscrutable heroes that, even when they are state-sponsored, come off as vigilantes, and, judging by this trailer anyway, very little emphasis on sex, which I find shocking in a Bond film.
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