In one of the Dark Knight Rises spoilers from the new Batman movie, the true identity of the Caped Crusader is finally revealed to his pal Commissioner Jim Gordon. A line that the Dark Knight delivers in the movie has now taken on even more meaning in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting tragedy.
The Dark Knight spoilers that are currently out, explore the inconsistencies with the plot as well as the things many fans didn’t particularly like about the movie. Love it, or hate it, the film has been raking in money at the box office, and entertaining people worldwide. The shooting tragedy certainly shook up people all over the world, but a message was sent that moviegoers wouldn’t be afraid.
A bigger message came when the main star of the film, Christian Bale, visited victims of the shooting who were being treated in Aurora. Bale stopped by the hospital, taking time out of his schedule to try to lift the spirits of those in the hospital. It was a heroic act on Bale’s part, and actually resonates after the line his character speaks in the film.
According to one source, in the movie, Commissioner Gordon attempts to ask Batman his true identity towards the end of the film. The Dark Knight says to him:
“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat over a little boy’s shoulder to let him know the world hadn’t ended.”
That refers to Commissioner Gordon putting a coat over a young Bruce Wayne, after Bruce’s parents had been shot and killed. So in that instance, Jim Gordon was the hero to Bruce Wayne. In the instance of real world tragedy, Christian Bale took on the role of a true hero by paying the visit he did to the hospitalized shooting victims.
Not only that, but there were many who acted as heroes during the shooting jumping in front of their girlfriends to protect them from gunshots. There are valiant acts occurring daily by everyday heroes, beyond what is seen on the big screen in movie theaters. It seems this particular line in the Dark Knight Rises film really hits home, and even if this isn’t an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, the film manages to speak volumes about what a hero really is.