So the heroes, villains and plots are kooky. That’s always been the case with action movies, although at least in Die Hard or Predator you understood precisely what was happening and why. But the chief similarity between Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises is that both films seem slightly embarrassed by their own central premise. The Dark Knight Rises can’t simply be a popcorn movie about a man who dresses as a bat and fights a bloke with a jockstrap on his face. No. It’s The Seventh Seal in a cape. Skyfall isn’t about a globetrotting secret agent with a trouser-phobic dick. No. It’s an essay on matriarchs and Bond as a cultural signifier.

Charlie Brooker on Batman and Skyfall.  Trouser-phobic dick. (via twiststreet)