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The Dark Knight Rises Second Trailer

A second, more detailed, trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has hit the web and, among the positive comments, there are some negatives to be pointed out.  Does this mean that Nolan will fail to top the hugely successful second film?

There is no doubt that the latest Batman film will top the box office when it comes out, but are fans going to be satisfied with this ‘epic’ conclusion?  As a Batman (and Christopher Nolan) fan, I hope so.  However, The Dark Knight was done so well that it’s going to be hard to top and I’m not sure if any of the villains in The Dark Knight Rises will be able to compare to Heath Ledger as The Joker.

Also, some of the things from the trailer were a little, how do I put it, odd.  At one point a football pitch collapses into a big crater, which just seemed a little too Final Destination.  Then there is the random futuristic flying thing.  If I’m completely honest, that just seemed like it was in the wrong movie, like a Michael Bay leftover or something.  I do want to be wrong here, I hope that when seen in proper context these things fit in perfectly with the tone, and the world, of the series.

It’s not all bad; there were things I liked too.  After seeing the trailer I am more confident in Anne Hathaway playing Catwoman.  Though you don’t actually see her as Catwoman, she does have a scene where she warns Bruce Wayne of the impending chaos.  Bane also seems pretty cool and at one point it looks as though he was defeated Wayne and say ‘when Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die’.  So I’m pretty sure both Catwoman and Bane no that Bruce Wayne is Batman, probably after discovering it throughout the film.

This film takes place eight years after its predecessor.  The people of Gotham have recovered from The Joker’s attacks and now the city is relatively peaceful.  There has been no need for Batman, who had become an outlaw after taking the blame for Harvey Dent.  Now Batman must return to prevent Gotham once again falling into the hands of the criminals.

Watch the trailer and let me know what you think?  Do you agree/disagree with the points I’ve made?  Are there other things you did/didn’t like about the trailer?  Overall did you think it was good or bad?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.  If you want news on future reviews and projects follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/#!/AdamODwyer1.

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4 responses

  1. Amy

    I think parts of the trailer are very interesting. Anne Hathaway seems like she is going to be a good cat woman. I agree with you about the football pitch collapsing. It does seem to be very final destination like not that that’s a bad thing it just I’m not sure if it fits in with the batman trilogy. Nolan is going to have a tough time beating his last batman release. Heath legder was amazing ! 🙂

    December 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    • Definately, The Dark Knight was brilliant and that could be a bad thing for this film. I do really want to be wrong about the other stuff, but they didn’t look like they should be in this film series.

      January 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  2. BKB

    I really think people are setting themselves up for a huge disappointment with this movie, especially selling tickets to this 7 months in advance as though this is a rock concert or the Second Coming and coming off the lackluster trailer(and it was, but Nolan fans were predisposed to loving it anyway) I say this doesn’t make as much as TDK, plus like it or not, The AVENGERS is going to beat the shit out of everything next summer.. It’s 1st out of the gate in May and how couldn’t it??

    January 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    • Selling tickets 7 months in advance? I never heard that that’s incredible, maybe they aren’t doing it were I live or maybe they are. It makes me glad I get to see them before the release. I think there is a really big chance that people will be disappointed, I’m a fan of the series and there were things in the trailer that didn’t seem to fit in with the world that the other two created. I’m also really excited about The Avengers, but I do fear it will go the same way Iron Man 2 went. Joss Whedon’s a pretty good director though so it is in good hands, though that’s not always enough.

      January 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

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