Trailer: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will feature things getting blowed up good

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Is anyone else a little worried about The Dark Knight Rises? The foundation sounds lovely: Bane (Tom Hardy) enters the picture as the Bat’s fiercest opponent yet, one that may well defeat him physically. Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine’s elder statesmen are still around. But then you’ve also got Selina Kyle / Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). And whatever Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard are meant to be up to. And then there’s this trailer, which features a wonky stadium explosion (especially unfortunate next to the non-CG hospital explosion from the previous film), some class tension (?!), and some riots. Hmmm. I’m confident Nolan can make it work, but here’s hoping he’s got more exciting stuff to show us.

Apple has it streamable in HD here, but there’s also a handy YouTube embed belowfor the impatient.

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  1. tmack says

    We must have a little faith. But I agree, it would be so easy to go over the top with this operatic film. Initially, I balked at Anne Hathaway who I’ve considered goofy in so many roles (though I liked her in Rachel Getting Married). Nolan is very much a man’s filmmaker; I’ve never really liked his decidedly undernourished female roles. (I never would have cast Juno in Inception; she lacked gravitas for that part.)

    Have you seen the prologue yet? Apparently I missed it, late for MI4’s previews (didn’t like MI4 all that much).

    1. Simon Howell says

      I did. It was fine – and more evidence that heights + IMAX (IE the MI4 Dubai tower sequence) is a surefire way to generate thrills, but not as striking as the Dark Knight’s opening. And the clips featured a full-on view of Catwoman, which…yeah. I can’t see how it could possibly be a good idea.

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