Many fans have been skeptical but holding high hopes for what’s already one of the summer’s biggest movies. The first two trailers for The Dark Knight Rises were somewhat scarce on details, arguably less so than those for its predecessor. But now we have our final trailer before the third and final (?) of Nolan’s Batman films comes out.
Rather than literally say what’s in the trailer (since I’d be doing a disservice in the process), here are some details that I’ve found, as well as my actual impressions.
The slow, opening play of piano is wonderful; chilling and immediately grabbing.
Bane’s voice has been much improved over the second trailer and the prologue. His two lines in this trailer seem to emote differently, so that’s definitely a plus.
Compared to the final trailer for The Dark Knight, there’s a good chance Bane isn’t going to have as many lines as The Joker. But it’s clear he’s still going to have a key part in the film.
The shot of the bridges blowing up followed by people looking out windows to see falling snow seems to indicate being alone or cut off.
We’ve seen snow (or something to replicate it) between the trailers and set photos, which can be associated with a colder nature. The snow can also be paralleled to the fact Tim Burton’s Batman Returns took place during Christmas.
It’s essentially confirmed in the trailer that Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) knows Bane, which solidifies my early suspicion that she’s been directly involved with Bane.
The very end of the trailer also shows Batman and Catwoman in the new Batpod; sounds like a team-up to me. What I’m guessing is that Selina/Catwoman is conflicted from her possible relationship with Bane, her life and maybe something Bruce offers her. There’s also a brief shot that shows her in a fight and Batman fighting in the background.
Of course there’s also the concern about whether Bruce/Batman dies. At one point in the trailer, Selina’s asked by Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character “did he kill him?” The finger seems to point at him referring to Bane killing Batman. There’s also Batman responding to Catwoman ( “you’ve given them everything”) with “not everything. Not yet.” It might be a long shot, but perhaps Levitt’s questioning of Selina is right at or around the end.
And we finally see Lucius is going to be in the film. Since none of the previous trailers showed him and the fact Lucius no longer works for Bruce, it makes me wonder how he’ll still fit in.
Given the shots we’re given throughout of chaos in the streets (not to mention the blowing up of bridges and a football field), it appears that the people of Gotham and Bane’s forces are going to at their very ends here.
The building music in the second half of the trailer transitioning to the Bane Chant is just pure bliss. A popular move to use when teasing a finale such as this, but they often work and it’s no different in this trailer.
Those are just some of my quick thoughts. I’m definitely looking forward to this film, the trailer has left me ecstatic beyond belief, and I’m looking forward to The Avengers even more just to see this trailer on the big screen.
What do you think? Is The Dark Knight Rises going to be the number one film this summer? Will it be nominated for any Academy Awards? What observations or theories do you have? Spill your thoughts below!