Ah. Saturday. I can take my time with this picture. Gross. Get it? What I’m implying? I’m a pig. Carry on.
Someone up there likes me. I vote yes.
[Caff note: spoilers abound in the post-article comments area. You were warned. As well, Omega-Level sends out love, thoughts and best-wishes to everyone grappling with the DKR midnight shooting tragedy in Colorado]
How is anything supposed to follow The Dark Knight? Nolan’s trilogy ender will reap enormous numbers of attendees and box office dollars solely based on people wanting another TDK. Another round of dark, violent and unpredictable chaos in Gotham. Another villain as jarringly memorable as Ledger’s Joker. And another story that transcends comic roots and becomes lovingly embraced by the mainstream as a ‘crime saga’.
This might hurt your appreciation of Rises as it nearly did mine. In so many ways, this film feels like a direct sequel to Batman Begins. It notably takes the few elements it needs from the trilogy’s second chapter – Harvey Dent’s ‘legacy’, Rachel’s death and Bruce’s need to pass the mantle on – and forgets about the others, rejoining the stream Begins established seven years ago.
It’s awesome that the film feels like a much more appropriate bookend to Nolan’s trilogy in that regard. My fear was that the runaway success and rampant permeation of the Joker and TDK into popular culture would mean that everything about Rises would follow from, and be influenced by TDK, and only TDK. Not so. Not so at all. I’m definitely still a little dizzy off the high of the midnight venture to see this, and I’m sure I missed many more vital connections to TDK, so take his all as a sleep-deprived first gut reaction.
My Dark Knight…is rising! I know, terrible pun. Whatever. Leave me alone. It’s God-Damn Bat-Man week, and I can barely hold it together as-is.
Oh boy. (Oh boy x infinity.) Get it while the video is up, Imma be in bed. Dreaming of this flick, coated in love and violence.
Whoever designed this poster clearly has a direct pipeline from my innermost latex fantasies into their copy of Photoshop or whatever they use to design these frigging things.
Here’s two new TV spots for Dark Knight Rises, and don’t look now but there’s a fire in my pants. Get it? ‘Cause the fire rises? Remember? Oh whatever.
More Dark Knight Rises photos! All the time!
Yeehaw! Here’s some Dark Knight Rises character posters! Rise! Meow! Break backs! Et cetera!
New images from Dark Knight Rises! Aw yeah. Bane’s mask up-close, and Anne Hathaway all done up in latex and daring my Johnson not to move.