Thursday, July 21, 2011
TDKR Teaser Trailer Reaction
Hi everyone! So by now I hope by now you guys have taken the time to check out the official teaser trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” that hit the web earlier this week. I don’t know about you but I’m sure glad it was not that long in becoming available to watch online since I was about ready to shell out the ten bucks it would have cost to see the new Harry Potter just to watch that flippin’ trailer!
Even though a good portion of it is narration over scenes from “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” the tidbits of actual footage shown from the new film, (Gordon confined to a hospital bed, Bruce Wayne doing pushups in a jail cell, an anonymous character scaling his way out of a dungeon-ish looking hole in the earth) is nothing less than striking and offers a truly tantalizing peek of what lies in store for us Batman fans in the summer of 2012.
Finally, who can deny the emotional gut punch of that last image of a staggering Batman, fists raised yet looking as though he could collapse at any moment, shrink away as Bane, an unstoppable freight train of a man, lumbers toward him like a monster. It is as though Bane is at a hundred percent and ready to dish out a world of hurt and Batman is just running on empty.
On top of being a fugitive and hunted by the police, per the ending of “The Dark Knight,” this makes me nervous about the extent Batman will have to endure in this final chapter, but if the the giant bat signal that shines out over the the crumbling skyscrapers of Gotham in the trailer is any indication, he will rise up in Gotham’s most desperate hour and be the hero they need.