Game Theory in The Dark Knight: A Critical Review of the Opening Scene (Spoilers)

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The newest Batman flick The Dark Knight absolutely stunned me. Not since Dr. Strangelove has a movie contained so much game theory. While many others have noticed the game theory connection, particularly about a scene near the end of the movie, such commentaries miss the big picture: the entire film is a sequence of games and an exploration of strategic thought.

Game theory comes up in many scenes even where it’s not clear what the “game” really is. Strategy is a theme introduced immediately in the opening bank robbery scene. This scene is one of the most powerful movie openings and it foreshadows the chaos and tempo in the story. Today, I’ll analyze the robbery scene using the lens of game theory.

(via SF Signal)