Latest Movie News Headlines

Gotham's mayor passes The Dent Act and declares Batman a murderer

Jun. 20, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Harvey Dent Act banner

Breaking (yet expected) news: Mayor Anthony Garcia has signed into being what he calls "The Dent Act." This piece of legislation exists primarily to "close the loophole that existed in the previous laws that hampered the city's ability to stamp out organized crime," but will also serve as a way to remember Gotham's fallen White Night. Mayor Garcia has stated that he intends to follow this piece of legislation with another that turns the day of Dent's death into a holiday called Harvey Dent Day.

I Believe In Harvey Dent banner

Some citizens say that the tougher terms and punishments outlined in the Act have contributed to the creation of a "police state" in Gotham.  "Before the Dent Act, our city was so desperate" said Mayor Garcia "that we place our trust behind a masked vigilante who ultimately murdered the man who was truly Gotham's shining hope."

Is this the right step for Mayor Garcia, or are our liberties restricted enough? And as this piece of legislation follows on the heels of several unsubstantiated reports of a new evil in the city, something moving swiftly and silently that has people spooked, the question must be asked: are we really better off without The Batman? Have things become better in the last eight years, or do we need our Dark Knight back?

You can find the act itself below and a magnifiable version here.

The Dent Act

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES opens one month from today.

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

12:13AM on 06/21/2012

Spoiler Alert if you never read the books

Bane always knew that Bruce was Batman. That's really not news at all. Sorry folks, but I've gotta say that even a soft core Batman fan knows that bit if knowledge.
Bane always knew that Bruce was Batman. That's really not news at all. Sorry folks, but I've gotta say that even a soft core Batman fan knows that bit if knowledge.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:22AM on 06/21/2012
because the films always stay true to the books. makes sense.
because the films always stay true to the books. makes sense.
3:35PM on 06/20/2012

spoilers

SPOILER WARNING - joblo user Vanity Ruins is a fucking idiot.
SPOILER WARNING - don't read the post below this.
SPOILER WARNING - Vanity Ruins = dumbfuck.
SPOILER WARNING - joblo user Vanity Ruins is a fucking idiot.
SPOILER WARNING - don't read the post below this.
SPOILER WARNING - Vanity Ruins = dumbfuck.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:00PM on 06/20/2012
How am I spoiling something shown in the marketing of the film?
How am I spoiling something shown in the marketing of the film?
1:58AM on 06/21/2012
seriously? You bitch about seeing spoilers in a trailer, then spoil the spoilers for others on this site. Who needs to watch a trailer for a movie that they already know they're going to see?
seriously? You bitch about seeing spoilers in a trailer, then spoil the spoilers for others on this site. Who needs to watch a trailer for a movie that they already know they're going to see?
2:00AM on 06/21/2012
oh yeah, 'goddamn idiot.'
oh yeah, 'goddamn idiot.'
12:18PM on 06/20/2012
It's a shame they spoiled the mayor's death in the most recent trailer, and that Bane figures out Wayne is Batman. I used to think they were doing a good job at marketing this movie but now they seem to be throwing too much into the trailers.
It's a shame they spoiled the mayor's death in the most recent trailer, and that Bane figures out Wayne is Batman. I used to think they were doing a good job at marketing this movie but now they seem to be throwing too much into the trailers.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:08PM on 06/20/2012
Next time, keep your awesome detective skills to yourself, you spoiling fuckface!
Next time, keep your awesome detective skills to yourself, you spoiling fuckface!
+13
10:46AM on 06/20/2012
There's a delicious kind of irony that Batmanuel is the mayor of Gotham City and I for one bloody love it.
There's a delicious kind of irony that Batmanuel is the mayor of Gotham City and I for one bloody love it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:14AM on 06/20/2012
Fun fact: Nestor Carbonell played "Batmanuel" in the pilot episode of the live-action The Tick TV show in 2001. And I think he could pass for the younger version of current Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa. Also, gotta love official-looking viral marketing. The newspapers in the Nolan Batman movies actually have fully-written articles; there are several films where the newspaper articles are repeated paragraphs or loren ipsum nonsense words.
Fun fact: Nestor Carbonell played "Batmanuel" in the pilot episode of the live-action The Tick TV show in 2001. And I think he could pass for the younger version of current Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa. Also, gotta love official-looking viral marketing. The newspapers in the Nolan Batman movies actually have fully-written articles; there are several films where the newspaper articles are repeated paragraphs or loren ipsum nonsense words.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:47AM on 06/20/2012
He played him in all 9 episodes of The Tick actually, not just the pilot.
He played him in all 9 episodes of The Tick actually, not just the pilot.
12:00PM on 06/20/2012
Oops! Thanks for the correction Guy.
Oops! Thanks for the correction Guy.
-30
10:12AM on 06/20/2012

ehh

I must be getting old but these viral campaigns are just getting silly. Put the money into making a better movie for heaven's sake.
I must be getting old but these viral campaigns are just getting silly. Put the money into making a better movie for heaven's sake.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:31AM on 06/20/2012
Mayor Eye Shadow (as my buddy DoubleOhZero once put it) is taking a stand!
Mayor Eye Shadow (as my buddy DoubleOhZero once put it) is taking a stand!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:35PM on 06/20/2012
Mayor Mascara, actually.
Mayor Mascara, actually.
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!