Maybe I was born in it.
Maybe it’s Maybanelline.
“We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.”
I am not British, fool.
And you dare to question the authenticity of my affliction… Perhaps I should inflict upon you true pain, then we will see who is the real imposter…
I agree that The Joker is also about chaos, but I totally disagree that Bane is about anarchy. Bane and his military may overthrow the Gotham government, but they insert themselves into that governmental role. There is very much an established authority and that authority is Bane and his militarised movement. That isn’t anarchy. He attempts to sell his liberation as anarchy to the people of Gotham, but never, at any point, is Gotham without some form of government and never do Gothamites rebel as if they are free to do so. Any rebellion that does take place is crafted by Bane and governed by his military.
The Joker, on the other hand, wants to overthrow everything but actually revel in the resulting anarchy. He wouldn’t insert himself in as an authority as Bane did, because The Joker wants genuine anarchy. Bane used the notion of anarchy as a tool to manipulate Gotham’s masses.
I don’t think they fucked Bane up politically at all. I thought it was done well and followed on perfectly from the chaos, as you put it, of The Joker. I’d be interested to know what you thought was wrong with Bane’s politics… Everyone has different interpretations of the movie, so I’m always glad to debate them!