Another game theory in this movie is when 2 separate boats are faced with the choice of blowing up the other boat, getting blown up itself, or waiting and both boats getting blown up. Neither boat choses to ignite the bomb and so both boats end up surviving. Equilibrium is a state of balance, Nash Equilibrium is when 2 players know each others equilibrium strategy, or the point of their maximum potential. The Nash Equilibrium in this case is that each boat knows what its choices are and its strategic strategy the Nash Equilibrium takes place when neither boat can exceed it's potential by changing it's strategy. Of coarse Batman saves the day and the game theory ends successful for both parties.
Batman's Game Theory in The Dark Knight
I found a really cool article that relates Game Theory, in the story line of Charles Roven's Batman, The Dark Knight. The opening scene is a group of thieves robbing a bank. Now game theory is, a set of ideas and principles that guides strategic thinking. (Png, Lahman) -in which success in making strategic choices depends on the choice of others. (Wikipedia) When the bank heist is going on, the goal of each player is to maximize profits. To do this one player eliminates the other in order to increase individual profit margin. Each player has to wait until a specific task is complete before he can eliminate another player. The game theory choice is to eliminate a player first or to be eliminated. The dominant strategy takes place in the elimination of each player until the joker is the only one that makes a profit!