As reviewers are praising Chris Nolan for the way he deals with the themes of terrorism and economic collapse in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Rush Limbaugh claims to see behind the facade – right into the reason why the film's villain is called Bane.
By some twisted logic, Limbaugh tries to argue that Nolan chose to name his villain Bane to get people thinking about Mitt Romney's investment fund Bain Capital, and to immediately associate the two.
Seriously, you don't have to take our word for it, just check out the video above to hear him break it down.
“Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?” Limbaugh asks.
“So this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there's discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful and whether or not it will influence voters. It's going to have a lot of people,” he goes on to say.
“The audience is going to be huge. A lot of people are going to see the movie. And it's a lot of brain-dead people – entertainment, the pop culture crowd – and they're going to hear Bane in the movie and they're going to associate Bain,” he continues.
In his argument, Limbaugh totally forgets that Bane the character was created in 1993, so Nolan didn't invent him (or his name) specifically for the film.