Tonight at the most prestigious theater chain in Hollywood, right in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, the legendary Arclight Theater, will screen the anti-Occupy Wall Street blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises” no less than 15 times before 1 a.m.
They can check out the 12:01 a.m. showing … or the 12:05 a.m. showing … or the 12:06 a.m. showing … or even the 12:10 a.m. screening. That’s plenty of ways to watch Batman (Christian Bale) square off against Bane (Tom Hardy), a revolutionary using the kind of class warfare rhetoric OWS brought to the public discourse to take down Gotham City.
The city’s famously liberal dwellers may be shocked to see the year’s most anticipated film includes an all-out attack on their precious 99 percent club, the same one President Barack Obama and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced so heartily last year.
They probably won’t like seeing their ideology cast as the latest Bat villain, nor their already discredited plan to use Bane as a stand-in for Mitt Romney fall apart. They’ll simply bite their collective tongues as the ticket money starts rolling in.