Final DARK KNIGHT RISES Trailer Goes For The Melancholy

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Final DARK KNIGHT RISES Trailer Goes For The Melancholy
It's going to be superheroes battling for box office supremacy this summer and the two prime contenders couldn't possibly be more different. Joss Whedon's The Avengers - which is already raking it in overseas - is sure to send fans swooning with its high octane, massive battling, one liner cracking entertainment. And Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises? Well, it's going for intimate character dynamics and is looking like a phenomenal downer if the latest - and apparently final - trailer is to be believed.

Melancholic is understatement here and while Nolan's films have always been dark you have to wonder just a touch if he's gone a wee bit far in that direction here, particularly in what appears to be the absence of a Heath Ledger style charismatic villain to inject some life. Yes, Tom Hardy is a phenomenal actor but Bane just isn't the extroverted showman that The Joker is, you know?

I'll be there opening day and I expect it to be fabulous but, man, this is grim.
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SaltonerMay 1, 2012 1:04 AM

You can never get too dark with the silly Catwoman. If not for her, this movie feels good. Feels like an Alan Moore tale, which are much darker than anything Nolas has done. I think it's a great trailer. Bane is still a big ? for me however...

MasterRiderMay 1, 2012 1:43 AM

Bane is grim.Have you read the Knightfall storyline?Wiki it,spoilers maybe there.

Joshua ChaplinskyMay 1, 2012 9:12 AM

Fantastic trailer, but the final line/Batman voice kills it. The main reason why none of Nolan's Batman films will ever truly be 'great.'

JasonMay 1, 2012 10:26 AM

Man, this trailer gets me even more pumped for this film! I like Bane in this trailer, he looks menacing like he should.
Also, Bale's Batman voice, although slightly annoying, does not take away ANY enjoyment i will have for this film. Really, it is not that bad. I didnt think about it at all in the Dark Knight until the "Fanboys" started screaming about it!
The biggest problem this film is going to have is that it actually has COMIC BOOK elements in a film franchise that so far has done everything it can NOT to be comic book at all. The universal success of Dark Knight can be partially attributed to the fact that it was not really a comic book movie at all but a HEAT "style" crime movie that just happens to have a costumed vigilante and psychopathic villain.
The biggest complaints i see about this film, the 3rd, are the apparent "comic-bookey" elements(Catwoman costume, anything Bane is wearing, ect.) that really stand out in an otherwise non-comic book film/franchise.
Everything in RISES may not be "classic" Nolan but it IS comic book BATMAN...or as close as they can get.

arturoMay 1, 2012 1:26 PM

I love Bane's voice, i can clearly understand everything, and i don't give a fuck what anyone says, this movie will own BIG TIME..

marleydiditMay 1, 2012 3:58 PM

if you think this trailer is "melancholic", try watching it in slow motion:

WarmyMay 1, 2012 9:13 PM

It has always seemed pretty evident to me that this series of films was more influenced by Frank Millers excellent graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns". In fact the titles of each of Nolan films are chapter names of those books. Frank Millers take on Batman is extremely dark and is in the same league with the dark Alan Moore take on super heroes. I think its an excellent choice in taking a superhero character to the next level which I think Nolan has achieved in at least his previous films.