With just 4 days until it’s release, Warner Brothers is finally giving critics who have seen ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ permission to publish their reviews, and according to the few that are online now, it seems Christopher Nolan is still really really good at making movies. Empire gives it 5 stars, saying:
”With spectacle in abundance, this is superhero filmmaking on an unprecedented scale.”
“Big-time Hollywood filmmaking at its most massively accomplished, this last installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy makes everything in the rival Marvel universe look thoroughly silly and childish.”
“…one of the year’s most impressive efforts so far in any genre, on any subject … Whoever Warner Bros hires to reboot the “Batman” films a few years from now, I wish you luck. The bar is as high as it could possibly be.”
It’s still almost two months until we can see The Dark Knight Rises (July 20), but Christopher Nolan was at the MTV Movie Awards last night to introduce what was essentially a new trailer, at least half of which was all new footage with Catwoman and Batman setting up how scary Bane is. At least to people who refuse to carry guns.
The final trailer for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will premier in front of ‘The Avengers’ on Friday, but Warner Bros. put it on youtube last night (you can also watch it in 1080 on a Warner Bros. link here, or I put the 1080 version on mediafire and rapidshare which you can download here or here) and it shows a lot. Maybe even more than you want to know.
POSSIBLE HEAVY SPOILERS UNDER THE CUT. OR ME JUST BLINDLY GUESSING. ONE OF THOSE TWO:
Empire has a new cover story on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, and in addition to some new details about Bane, they interview director Christopher Nolan who revealed that, while ‘The Dark Knight’ began almost right where ‘Batman Begins’ left off, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ skips ahead 8 years.
“It’s really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne’s story. We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state.”
So if you’re sitting there confused and wondering what happened to the last 8 years, now you know what Lindsay feels like during those rare moments when she isn’t drunk.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ filmed in Pittsburgh over the weekend, and if you liked the first two Christopher Nolan Batman movies but thought they needed more fighting on courthouse steps, good news, because that shit totally happens in the third one. Specifically Batman fighting Bane on some steps. And though he’s not listed by the paparazzi agency and I can’t find any mention of him, that also looks like the first picture of Joseph Gordon Levitt, who plays a beat cop named John Blake.
Oh, um, “spoiler alert”.
Actually, after that Marion Cotillard arrived and ruined all kinds of shit that I probably didn’t want to know about, so, seriously, THERE MAY BE HEAVY SPOILERS HERE. Don’t keep reading if you don’t want to know.
Jeff Robinov is the new president of the motion picture group at Warner Bros., and one of his immediate goals is to make sure we all get to see a new Batman franchise in a few years, one that will no doubt tell the same story as the current Batman franchise, only not as well.
(Robinovs) first priority: Finally getting the Justice League, DC’s team featuring all its top characters, on the big screen in 2013.
Also being written for Warner are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after Justice League.
Batman will continue to be a centerpiece beyond next year’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and Christopher Nolan’s departure from the franchise.
Robinov says, “We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [his producing partner] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”
I don’t know if it’s because real people just look goofy in those costumes or what, but unless they’re done incredibly well, superhero movies are kind of stupid, and more often than not they’re terrible, if not worse. Even a gynecologist from the 1600’s would say Batman and Robin was the worst thing he’s ever seen.