Hope this is relevant to the Films category. I find it interesting wondering about the possible interpretations of any given film.
I was watching The Dark Knight Rises the other day and detected a strong anti-revolutionary message in it. It seems to me that Bane and his associates seem to represent a sort of revolutionary communist or anarchist force. Where most other villains or groups of villains might try to take control of Gotham for themselves, Bane is saying, 'Gotham is yours.' It is run in the name of the people. The sentencing by Scare Crow's character seems to reflect the same, where the victim's guilt has been already ruled by the 'people', and they are resigned to choose between exile or death. This is kind of reminiscent of the Stalinist regime I feel. Also, towards the end there is the, perhaps metaphorical reset of the city by a revolutionary who is also a citizen. Reaching a state where everyone is equal. Bane is seen to be a character who is against the division between rich and poor, a socialist if you will. Such as in the stock market where he is told that there wasn't any money to steal. He responds with, 'Really, they why are you here?' Batman somewhat represents the status quo. He's essentially the right hand man of the regular police institution, or at least was. He represents a slight struggle against untoward forces that the police go though but nothing more.