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'Batman,' 'War of the Worlds' and Terrorism

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'Batman,' 'War of the Worlds' and Terrorism

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'Batman,' 'War of the Worlds' and Terrorism

'Batman,' 'War of the Worlds' and Terrorism

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Critic-at-large John Powers says that two current blockbusters, Batman Begins and War of the Worlds, are deeply influenced by America's post-Sept. 11 obsession with terrorism.