So I just saw the first 6 minutes of The Dark Knight Rises
by, 14th December 2011 at 01:17 AM (1844 Views)
Just got back from seeing the prologue to The Dark Knight Rises in Indy, and I’ll essentially be echoing most people’s sentiments.
After all the hype the prologue was given by the press who saw it earlier, I honestly thought maybe I was getting too hyped. Yet, the prologue exceeded my already exceedingly high expectations.
First things first; other than the first 20 seconds of footage, the prologue had a very unique look compared to the first two Nolan Batman flicks (and if the minute of footage post-prologue is any indication, the rest of the film will maintain this). It almost reminds me of old film epics. Particularly one shot in the series of shots post-prologue (Bane atop the snowy steps of what I’m assuming is a government building). Needless to say, the prologue is gorgeous and absolutely justifies Nolan’s devotion to film.
As for the reason everyone is hyped, Tom Hardy is chilling as fuck as Bane. I don’t know why people have been labeling him “unintelligible”, as I understood every sinister-ass line of dialogue other than a bit when shit was really going down and it was hard to understand what anyone was saying (which should be a pretty simple fix). It’s all in the eyes for Bane in this scene (I’m really looking forward to seeing the way this character carries himself outside of the big action sequences). They are in-fucking-tense, and coupled with that mask and that Russian/British/whatever elecrtro-box voice Bane is legitimately terrifying.
Then there is the action sequence itself. Which is honestly like nothing I’ve ever seen. To use even more cliche hyperbole (which I dislike using, but I’m at a loss for any other way to describe it), it blew by damn mind. Brains are splattered all over that theater in Indy.
Personal note: I was first in line at the screening due to showing up way too early. I felt both like a loser nerd and king of the Loser Nerds, Indiana Division. Odd mix between shame and pride.
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