If you feel that Joker is a villain, Batman as an American hero, Alfred is the friend to that American hero (a british)...you're right, and wrong! Haha. Batman is NOT a hero in Dark Knight at all. Eventhough the movie title point directly to Batman..he isnt the "hero" in my eyes ANYMORE.
I'm just training myself to be more "realistic" (not meaning that I duwana be like the neo-noir Tim Burton with his dark background and full of mystery sort) But I guess I just want a brighter background and less comical. Duwan always be in Batman's hiding ground. I think this movie really show the world who exactly is this "Batman"
I just wana talk about Batman and Joker here..
Harvey Dent is a mirror to this capitalist political world who is finaly disappointed with the ugly world of politic, and under the advise of Joker, he FINALY became a "Pejuang Rakyat" (ppl who fight for the right of the citizen)
Batman is teh alterego of this human call Bruce Wayne..is a Capitalist who is very powerful in Gotham City.
Joker is NOT a villain or a terrorist! He is a PEOPLE'S HERO who fight like a gerilla. No need to pity those Gotham ppl who fell "victim" to Joker bcoz they are bastards who put money as top priority, plus they are Capitalist! When I see Joker attact Bruce Wayne's party, he is attacking the Capitalist. B4 taht, he also attacked the police and judge. For Joker (the people's hero) these police and judge are like the "wayang kulit" (shadow puppets) controlled by the Capitalists who rulez Gotham city (which is true!)
My friend was watching the movie with me at the time too when I mentioned abt Joker being a HERO. They asked me, how can I call him a Hero when he can murder a whole ferry full of ppl? Well...its bcoz they are Capitalists! And I guess I can see how selfish these ppl are also.
There are 2 ferry. One with normal citizens. The other is prisoners. How come the normal citizens are so selfish til can say they should blow up the ferry with the prisoners? What an easy desicion for them to make! For them, tehy have to live on so that they can continue having their Capitalist descendants. But for the prisoners, they were fighting and arguing...until come to apoint, one of them throw the key into the sea and that, in my eyes, they are leaving it in the hands of the Lord. They know that they are the victims of the Capitalist (create hardships of life to many ppl) and caused them to bcome criminals (I mean, how many ppl would bcome a criminal for fun anyways)
Joker's fight has frightened the Capitalists until Batman has to create a new weapon. This is the world of these godamn Capitalist --> WEAPONS. This is what I think why Batman didnt kill Joker, bcoz Batman needed Joker to test his weapon on. Without Joker, his weapon is useless and therefore canot make it into a profitfull business.
Then to why Joker dun work well with mafia.. Hey, dun forget that mafia are also from Capitalist. But just bcoz they are not official registered, thats why they are mafias. In the end, Joker killed all these mafias. If mafia is a crime, in this movie, so who destroyed these criminals? Police? Batman? No...Joker did. Joker's mission is damn big. He will destroy the Capitalist to the super core! Blowing up a hospital is not the meaning of lost of humanity, but its a symbol of destroying the Capitalists who "makan duit rakyat" (take citizen's money more than it should) and "makan RASUAH"
This film shows Joker at his best. And God bless Heath Ledger too. RIP. He has carried out the character who is one of the best HERO ever!
In Malaysia, its not much difrent from Dark Knight. I feel that UMNO is like the Capitalist. And PAS is the mafia. Najib is like Batman who wana be a hero to destroy those who disturbs his businesses. Batman with all his weapons and gadgets, isnt it same like him who always buy weapons? This movie can dedicate to Malaysia's geo-politic bcoz he is the "dark knight"
To Malaysians, we should take Joker as a Sensei. Learn his "perjuangan"...his fight. He fight the mafia first. We as the Rakyat, we attack pekida first then the police and judge then umno!
Especialy the chinese ppl should..how come other ppl thinking we so "goyang kaki" here just bcoz this ethnicity has conquered most of the lands and businesses in this beloved country we call Malaysia. But that will be in another story in another post later...
Ehhemm..Why so serious? ~>_<~