Most movies require you to suspend at least SOME amount of disbelief, otherwise we could never enjoy ourselves watching a piece of fiction. However, the basis of the new Batman franchise, starting with “Batman Begins” is an attempt to ground the Batman lore into reality. REAL reality. Yes, a guy dressed as a bat who fights crime with lots of neat gadgets is beyond the realm of day-to-day reality, but “Batman Begins” presented it as believable as possible and did a good job at it.
In that light, “The Dark Knight” started off on the right foot in the opening scenes. I’ll put aside for a moment that Batman was shown bending the end of a machine gun with one hand… Anyway, near the end, we see that Bruce Wayne has somehow developed a device WITHOUT Lucious Fox’s help which somehow turned everyone’s cell phones in Chigaco (I mean Gotham city) into real-time sonar devices that also sent their real-time 3D imaging, in sync, to some 500-screen computer station that also sends the 3D signal to Batman’s head gear.
It helps to know how this was initially introduced into the storyline. Fox had used a similar cell phone device when visiting the office of the Chinese banker, and explained to Bruce that it was a cell phone modified to work as a sonar 3D mapping device. It was left to be presumed (and any reasonable person can withold disbelief) that it was a physically modified phone. That’s reasonably believable. However, to extend that later into Bruce (who by the way had to ask Fox to provide him a modified suit since he couldn’t modify it himself) went and built a huge complex 500-screen worksation that got fed a 3D signal from every cell phone in Chicago (I mean Gotham) in real-time.
Was this the week after Apple upgraded everyone’s iPhones enhanced sonar GPS? Did he also convert all cell towers of all wireless providers to support the extra sonar signals? Did he ask Santa Clause to sneak around and replace everyone’s cell phones without them knowing to send out sonar signals?
If someone can please show me the “3D sonar” button on my phone, I would greatly appreciate it.