I absolutely love the Dark Night Trilogy. As sinister as this sounds, I almost find myself cheering for the bad guys. It’s not that I don’t want Batman to win, of course I do. The Dark Night is this brave vigilante that represents everything that’s good. The villains they’re always committing heinous acts that most times appear to be rooted in greed. But then the story progresses, the bad guy has his past revealed, and you realize a traumatic childhood injustice has spawned those evil ways. Now does a horrible past justify, killing, thievery, and the pursuit of Gotham City domination? Probably not. However, the conflict of an equally motivated hero and villain does make for a more compelling plot and sequels.
THINK ABOUT IT: ARE THERE STORIES YOU ENJOYED WHERE THE VILLAIN AND THE HERO ARE NOT EQUALLY MOTIVATED? NOW THINK OF ONE WHERE THEY ARE. WHICH STORY DID YOU ENJOY MORE? WHICH STORY HAS A STRONGER PLOT?
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