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Re-blog: The Dark Knight Rises

I really LOVED this post by my friend Jonathan Janz about the film Batman and what it can teach us, even through the tragedy surrounding it.

Jonathan Janz

I saw this outstanding movie last night and wanted to share a few thoughts about it. When a movie is as big an event as this one is, it becomes challenging to say something new and original about it. After all, if everyone’s writing about it, why bother?

My answer? Because the movie is important.

I don’t want to portray myself as a sage or some deep thinker, and I usually avoid commenting about current events. You know where this is going, right?

As I sat in the theater last night with two of my best friends, I found myself—briefly—glancing at the Exit sign and worrying—again, briefly—about some gutless maniac bursting into the cinema and shooting us. Paranoid, I know, but after what happened in Colorado, I’ll bet I’m not the only one who has had a similar thought.

Then I got to thinking about the rope scenes in The…

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