wake wrote:I took this from the other TDK thread-mweir145 wrote:GiantsFan14 wrote:i really loved the movie but i think the end was definitely lacking a bit with the whole ferry scene. i mean i guess they were trying to show how the joker couldn't corrupt everyone but that neither ferry would blow the other up when they were told they would both be blown up otherwise is just silly. especially when one is full of convicts (i also thought the part where the convict threw the detonator out the window was kinda cheesy
This was one of my few problems with the movie. In real life, I don't think there's any doubt the people on those boats would have detonated their bomb, probably even within a few seconds.
It also bothered me how nonchalant everyone was when the one guy decided not to blow up the other prisoner's ferry. It seemed like everyone was indifferent to what he did with the detonator.
I felt that whole scene was a bit lame, actually. Especially the guy's whole speech before throwing it out the window.
I also know that scene was supposed to show how the people of Gotham were actually moral people, but I don't see how someone could be blamed for choosing to blow up the other ferry. In reality, both ferries should've been blown up at midnight. Given that fact, do you really have the right to make a stand based solely on principles when there are children and other people who will die because of it?
I just think humans would do what they need to do to survive, whether that's killing a whole other boat of people or not. It doesn't at all matter whether they are criminals or ordinary citizens. They would all go for their remotes immediately and press them within seconds. I don't have much doubt about that, and the Joker would have been proven correct. Not everybody is as moral as Batman is. In fact, the Joker kind of pointed that out during their conversation in jail.
I don't know whether they were trying to make it a somewhat feel-good ending, but it wasn't necessary, and it certainly didn't feel real.