Date: 2009-04-27 09:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherkahn.insanejournal.com
I actually liked this. A dystopian future that is likely possible, based on how the world turns out. A world without Batman and the standards he brings is a bad world. Now that I am much older and I have seen how my own circle of friends have risen and 'fallen', I can appreciate it more.

And 20+ years later, modern society looks a LOT like the Dark Knight's world than it did back in the 80's.

Date: 2009-04-27 09:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Yeah, but NOT all of your friends have fallen, have they? Some have risen too.

It's the sheer, utter, unremitting bleakness of DKR world which is irksome. Where are the likes of Dick (leaving aside the frankly soul destroyingly jarring DKSA), Wally and Donna? The implication from DKR is that ONLY Batman was a good man who could make a difference. Screw that!

Date: 2009-04-27 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyynk.insanejournal.com
I can definitely understand that point of view, but in all fairness it is Dark Knight Returns and not The Justice League Returns. If it were a Superman story, I wouldn't expect an appearance from Green Arrow, for example.

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