Five Reasons The Dark Knight Should Migrate to Miami
With the final installment of Batman on course to break box office records and leave the real-life Comic Book Guys of the world binging in ecstasy, talk of Gotham City and its downtrodden inhabitants is on everyone's lips. Fans of the dark superhero and his exploits are certainly familiar with the trilogy's city of origin and its lengthy appearance throughout the three films -- but frankly, Gotham sucks. It's dark, dank, and crime-ridden. The people are immoral; the streets unsafe. Not to mention the dismal dating pool. (Two-Face, anyone?)
We think Batman should take his talents to another city.
Miami, of course.
5. Miami > NYC
Comic knowledge suggests Gotham's modeled after New York City, and do we really need to list all the reasons why Miami has it in spades over the Big Apple? Our weather, our residents, our proximity to the glorious beach, our cost of living ... the list is endless.
Batman writer/editor Dennis O'Neil once said, "Batman's Gotham City is Manhattan below Fourteenth Street at eleven minutes past midnight on the coldest night in November." We can imagine few things less appealing than the images evoked in that sentence. But what if Gotham City were South Beach at fifteen minutes past 1 p.m. on the sunniest day in October? Batman would be a whole lot cheerier, that's for sure.
4. Batman's a dedicated dude.
He needs crime and corruption to make him feel useful. And we've got enough to spare. With a laundry list of disgraced city officials in Miami and Miami Beach, corrupt cops and a bloodbath in Liberty City, Batman would have plenty to keep himself busy.