Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises trailer #3, with breakdown

Back in December of last year, I posted the first official trailer (second overall), with breakdown, for The Dark Knight Rises.  Released by Warner Brothers today, the third and final trailer for the film has arrived.  If you haven't seen it yet, SEE IT NOW (below)!  And check out my screenshot breakdown below.

The Voice

I was one of the many worried about Bane's voice in the previous trailer, but it has obviously been improved since.  In the scene above, you can hear beat for beat what Bane is saying.  Should put everyone's concerns at ease.

The Terror

If the football field blowing up wasn't enough to bring terror to the citizens of Gotham, blown up bridges will. The special effects are top notch (as they always are in Nolan films).  During this sequence you can see the fear in children's faces in Gotham.  Should be interesting to see how Nolan handles terror in today's world where it's very real.

The Prisoner

It's becoming a little more clear where the "Rises" in the film's title is going to come into play.  In this trailer, Bruce Wayne appears to be taken captive by Bane.  He must literally and figuratively rise.  Is Wayne held captive in the well from Batman Begins?  Or is it a Mongolian prison, also portrayed in Batman Begins?  We'll have to wait and see.

A Love Story
It appears to be a wet and passionate kiss between Bruce Wayne and Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard).  Tate has been described as a board member at Wayne Enterprises; but has been rumored to be Talia al Ghul, daughter of Batman Begin's Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson).  Is this kiss and a relationship with Bruce Wayne all a part of a grand scheme by Ra's al Ghul?

Is Selina Kyle working WITH Batman?  Does she know he and Bruce Wayne are one and the same?  Because she was not very nice to Bruce Wayne at the beginning of the trailer.  Or, is that  Joseph Gordon-Levitt wearing the Bat suit while Bruce Wayne is held captive?  We see a lot more of Gordon-Levitt's character in this trailer.  It is safe to assume he's going to have a much bigger role than originally described, "a beat cop".

All of these questions have us yearning for more; while Christopher Nolan is at home, surely smiling.  Why?  Because he put together an amazing trailer where he has whet the appetite of millions of fans, while divulging nothing.  He is, by definition, a genius.

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