With only a few months until the epic conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Riseshas released yet another trailer to rile up fans before the big show. Is it possible that we will we see a superhero trilogy rise up to the occasion and deliver something beyond our expectations?
Spider-Man 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Batman Forever, and Blade 3 have all been lackluster third films entries in their respective superhero franchises. So how will The Dark Knight Rises fare? There is a lot of pressure and expectations fanboys/girls are pushing on it – especially after that wild ride delivered in The Dark Knight. Can this film break the mold?
Surely The Dark Knight Risesdidn’t need to make a single trailer, they could have just flashed the title on the screen along with the release date and be done with it – I would love to see a film actually do that. Could you imagine the marketing campaign? With something so hyped, TDKR markets itself without any need to give reason to go see it – similar to the effect of a new Star Warsfilm – audiences will go see it no matter what. Take a look at the trailer anyways:
Once again, I did not partake in the viewing of this trailer. My personal challenge still remains strong. (Do you know how hard it is to not watch movie trailers, especially in theaters? You look like a total goof when you’re staring at the floor and pushing on your tragus repeatedly to avoid hearing anything.) I will admit I did have to view parts of this trailer, just to grab screenshots for you, but I did it with the sound off. There are some similar shots from the first trailer, but there are quite a few interesting pieces added to the puzzle.
I still have no context as to what the hell is going on. Bruce Wayne gets thrown in some prison, Anne Hathaway looks beautiful as always, Bane looks a little silly, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a deer in headlights. Nolan likes to keep his projects as private as possible, so I’m sure I’m not missing too much by seeing footage on mute. I’ll just keep telling myself that it’s only two months away.
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy comes to a close with The Dark Knight Rises premiering July 20, 2012.