ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue [Minor Spoilers]
By Andy Khouri
ComicsAlliance participated in a special press event in Los Angeles Thursday evening that included a briefpresentation by Christopher Nolan of the opening sequence of his new film, The Dark Knight Rises. Based on the classic DC Comics superhero Batman and the sequel to the record-breaking and hugely acclaimed (particularly by us) The Dark Knight, the film introduces the next and final threat to the Batman of Nolan’s cycle: Bane. Shot entirely in the luxurious IMAX format, what’s been referred to as the prologue of the film depicts a new screen villain who is every bit the ruthless tactician that The Joker was in the previous chapter, but with a tremendous physical prowess that would seem to outmatch the Dark Knight himself.
We agreed to Warner Bros.’ request not to publish an explicit play-by-play description of the sequence, so what follows is our general impression of the content, the aesthetics, and some hints as to what fans can expect from this much anticipated film. After the cut you will find material that could constitute some measure of spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises, so proceed at your own risk. The same presentation will precede some IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which opens December 16 in North America.
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