Because this movie doesn’t scream propaganda:
Bane’s dastardly plot involves a massive transfer of wealth using the stock exchange. It consists further of inciting civil unrest and taking control of cutting-edge technologies that can be used for good or ill. Nolan’s critique of Wall Street is implicit in the portrayal of the rapacious and arrogant Wall Street traders, but some uneasiness about the Occupy movement is evident, as well, in the film’s depiction of people’s tribunals. However, to say that the movie steers a middle course would be to impose coherence on what seems more like a scattered set of fears and impressions.
The final half-hour is cleverly written and on a spectacular scale. You may have seen a city trashed in many a blockbuster, but never quite like this.
The picture also has the courage to grapple, however superficially, with two big themes: the fear of terrorism and economic collapse.
The bad guy, Bane (Tom Hardy), is like an 18th-century French revolutionary hoping to unite the oppressed masses against the capitalists and authorities who have kept them under control for so long.