My turn: Real heroes overlooked

So I finally saw the new Batman movie. I was the last person I know to have seen it. Is it weird that the most appealing part of the movie for me was the fact that Batman was locked up for half of it?

Don't misunderstand and think I am shooting down Batman, because I am definitely not. I have enjoyed the Batman movies in general. He's no Spider-Man but he is still pretty cool, all the same.

What I do mean is that the part of the movie that intrigued me the most was not Batman but the police officer dynamic. I found myself much more interested in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character, Blake, going through a complete transition in his life and realizing things aren't painted in just simple black and white as he had thought. Something I'm sure many can relate to, especially those of my generation.

The other interesting dynamic was Cat Woman, played by Anne Hathaway, as she struggled choosing between fighting for others and self-preservation. Again, something I think many of us have faced.

It's funny how sometimes a completely unrealistic movie can hit a viewer with a very realistic realization. Sometimes the real heroes aren't the people in the lime light but the subtle ones, who are overlooked.

Alisa Boswell, who remains forever a superhero nerd, writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at PortalesNews-Alisa Boswell.

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