Connect with us

archive

Batman and evil

I‚??ll admit I wasn‚??t really a fan of comic books when I was a kid ‚?? and I‚??m still not. I watch the movies because they‚??ve become the replacements for the heroic action movies which Hollywood used to produce.

This morning is overwhelmed with coverage of the horrific news from Colorado, where a shooter killed at least a dozen people, with 50 others injured, at a premiere showing of The Dark Knight Rises. It‚??s a horrible story, frightening and vile, and sure to overtake the news cycle and dominate discussion in the coming days. I wasn‚??t going to write anything about the movie they were going to see in this space, because there will be plenty of people doing that. But now that this has happened, there are a few thoughts that seem worth sharing, about evil, chaos, and how we respond to it.

I‚??ll admit I wasn‚??t really a fan of comic books when I was a kid ‚?? and I‚??m still not. I watch the movies because they‚??ve become essentially the replacements for the heroic action movies which Hollywood used to produce ‚?? paired with buttery popcorn, featuring superhuman acts, oversized explosions, and quick one-liners. Men in tights are more publicity tie-in friendly now, so that‚??s where the throw-downs happen ‚?? they‚??re the new gods of the marketplace.

I wasn‚??t a fan of comics. I was a fan of Batman…

Click here to continue reading this column at Ricochet.

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Written By

Benjamin Domenech is a research fellow for The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, as well as editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on politics and culture.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Duke Prof: Islam Has ‘Clear Emphasis on the Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life’

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Willem van Sprouse Antifa Willem van Sprouse Antifa

ICE Detention Center Attacker Was Antifa Activist.

U.S. POLITICS

Beto Is Using His Slave-Owning Ancestry.

U.S. POLITICS

Connect
Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter