And I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it (just like the film itself). Stylistically it’s one of Snyder’s more reserved and realistic films (from thus seen so far) especially considering 300 and the disastrous Watchmen (which I am still bitter about). Some parts of it look really awesome and others fall entirely flat (at least for me) like the “S” in Superman’s costume not actually being an “S” but the Kyrptonian symbol of hope (I guess? Ah metaphors!). Not to mention the joke that follows after is atrocious. Did I really just use that word? How atrociously atrocious.
So through some bland viral marketing (bland in comparison to the innovative and insanely meticulous marketing for The Dark Knight by 42 Studios) the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has surfaced. And I must say it is pretty awesome.
A few things to note about the trailer:
-Bruce Wayne is kissing Miranda Tate (played by Marion Collard) which in itself is a little strange, considering some on set photos of her which kinda (to me) reveal her identity. Which I will not spoil on here.
-Bane’s voice is cleared up! Yay! Although I never had an issue with his voice in the first place and in comparison to the other actors in the scene, his voice is jarringly loud and clear. Which kinda detracts from it. But then again, it’s fucking Tom Hardy, the man who captured Bronson in my eyes. So it’s all good.
-A kinda crappy CGI shot of the Bat Wing (not pulling your testicle skin taunt, for all you fans of Waiting…out there) which is like a flying version of the Tumbler. It looks kinda eh.
-A shot of a Tumbler in camo (not driven by Batman I assume) shooting at city hall which is interesting considering who was seen coming out of those Tumblers from on set pictures.
-A quick shot of what looks like Bane (sans mask!) throwing a body down a rocky embankment. Does he lose his mask in a scuffle?
-A kick ass shot of Bane tossing a broken Bat Cowl. ‘Nuff Said.
-Lots of revealing Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) and John Blake (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt). I can’t stop from thinking that both John Blake and Miranda Tate are not all they are cracked up to be.
-There are a bunch of other little things I noticed and could talk about and nitpick but I’ll let you uber fans out there do it.
I gotta admit, despite some minor grievances the trailer does look pretty neat. The gritty feel along with recurring themes about hope and faith being lost really drives home to a nerd like me that, wow, the Nolan Batman trilogy is really ending with this film. And i truly hope they can send off this take on Batman properly, epic-ally and with a bang.