• Tue, Jan 31 2012

Christopher Nolan’s Batman Movies Predict President Obama’s Political Career

 

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I’ll say it again: It’s utterly fascinating that our lives are so saturated with the internet that it makes sense to fold our President into memes and message board postings. That’s why it was so hilarious when someone posting anonymously on 4chan made the connection that Christopher Nolan‘s second and third Batman films happen to land on election years. By that reasoning, 2008′s The Dark Knight represents Barack Obama‘s win four years ago, and 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises… well, you get it.

Then there’s the fact that, according to one Redditor (via The Daily What), Obama was sworn in as a senator in 2005, when Batman Begins came out. Can we just predict every political race through movies? (You can bet that there’s a candidate out there whose career was determined by Nolan’s other films Memento, The Prestige, and Inception.) Because that would probably inspire more kids to vote.

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