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DARK KNIGHT RISES teaser trailer description... Don't read if you want to discover with HARRY POTTER this Weekend!

Hey folks, Harry here...  Last night I was contacted by a few projectionists across the country that had received the 35mm teaser trailer for DARK KNIGHT RISES, which is being attached to HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2 - along with that JOHN CARTER teaser.   Well Quint gave us the breakdown on that.   I'll call this spy, NIGHTCRAWLER, for my own reasons - but here's what he sent in:



Alright sir, here it is. I'm doing this on my phone so I ask that you correct any obvious grammar and punctuation errors I may make.

-Trailer opens with studio logos set on top of the blue flame from Dark Knight.

Start panning up some buildings, but cut to the screen card: EVERY HERO HAS A JOURNEY.

Cuts to a shot from Begins with Bruce walking up to that Village when he's looking for Ra's


Ra's (Liam Neeson) voice over: "If you make yourself more then just a man. If you devout yourself to be ideal. And you become something else entirely. A legend Mr. Wayne....A LEGEND!"


Cut to Gordon in a hospital bed laying on his side. Looks to be in serious pain. Has A breathing mask on. He is talking to someone.

Gordon: "We were in this together, then you were gone.......Now this Evil rises. The Batman.....HAS to come back." (all this is said in a very raspy voice, in much pain)

Bruce/Batman(its not shown who he's talking to, so don't know in which form Bruce is visiting him in. My guess would be as Bruce Wayne) : "What if he doesn't exist anymore?"

This part is the hardest to understand in the entire trailer, I listened to it at least 10 times but the score is over powering here and Gordon is having trouble talking. It sounds as if he says,  "Humor me," while trying to laugh. I might be wrong here, full disclosure.

During this quick talk we're shown a shot of the bat cycle when it drives up the ramp from Dark Knight, Gordon destroying the Act Signal all cut in with the Hospital. As well as super fast flashes of Bane's face.

Pan up crumbing buildings to reveal the Teaser Poster, the camera zooms to the white opening and on an all white screen the title appears. The score reaches a fever pitch before turning over to The chanting from the website.


Fades to black and then we see Batman backing away from something, then Bane enters from the left side of the screen. Very quick shot then the trailers done.

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  • July 12, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    First and fake

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    I guess.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by Rob

  • July 12, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by my liege

  • July 12, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by Madcapper

    I wonder if the bat comes back..

  • July 12, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    how soon till it leaks

    by LoLWut

    Want to see it, seems like a good trailer but I hate when movies use old footage for a teaser for a new movie =/

  • July 12, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Hmmm *strokes beard*

    by Darth_Tarantino

    If the "humour me" line is correct, there seems to be some insinuation that Gordon has figured out who Batman really is. Also, didn't we already hear that Alfred ends up in the hospital too? Seems that everyone is under the weather in TDKR!

  • July 12, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    sounds gay

    by static007

    bring back nipples on the batsuit, that's what killed Bane in Batman & Robin.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Every hero has an end.

    by Darth_Tarantino

    I think this is the part of TDKR I'm most intrigued about. Nolan is actually going to have a conclusion to his Batman series and I can't actually think of any other comic book movie franchise that has delivered a definitive ending.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Bane fucks up Gordon eh?

    by unparanoid_android

    And I was really hopeing we'd get a flash of Catwoman. Darn it.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Joel S. for making Batman & Robin...

    by Dick Jones

    ...because it was just an awful fucking movie through and through. On a more related note, I hope they REALLY start kicking up the viral marketing in the way they did with The Dark Knight. I even have one of the Dentmobile magnets. :)

  • July 12, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Is Batman in the Dark Knight suit?

    by solitaire

    I am one of the few, but that costume didn't work for me. It looked like a batman action figure variant, like nfl superpro batman. For me, the suit should be less busy, so I hope that he will have come up with a finalized look for this film, having had time to tinker with it since the events of TDK, something like the arkham asylum suit would be awesome.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    So Gordon dies

    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap


  • July 12, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    That sounds decent to me

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    I hate those cliche "ever hero has an end" type cue cards that every trailer uses. They have replaced the "in a world" by The Voice. But that said, it sounds about right for a teaser promoting a flick a year away, just enough of a tease to wet your whistle, and still get you pricked up.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    yeah this is prolly fake

    by sunwukong86

  • July 12, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    i'm putting my jizz-deflecting raincoat on

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    but I think this sounds cool. Anyone care to read anything into a trailer they haven't seen yet? Apparently you can see Bill Pullman's arsehole in the top right corner at 1.22

  • July 12, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST



    LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS has plenty Catwoman flashes.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    By the numbers teaser by the sound of it

    by lookylookymoontard

    Move along,nothing to see here

  • July 12, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Agree with Solitaire

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    I preferred the Begins suit to the Dark Knight one. It looked like a GI Joe outfit, no bueno. I got that it was about the function of it, but c'mon, you are still doing things for the artistic element, go ahead and make it somewhat sweeping and elegant, not just completely utilitarian.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • July 12, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Nothing about Catwoman?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Seems a little odd, since she's a recognizable character and Bane isn't (except to comic geeks and people that haven't purposely forgotten Batman & Robin).

  • July 12, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by gruntybear

    Tagging any superhero film as an "ending" is just too stupid for words. Capes and spandex practically define the term "continuing saga." Batman doesn't need an "ending," just because Nolan's declared himself "outtie." Just give us a tale, well-told, and have a modicum of respect for the audience -- y'know like what occurred in "The Dark Knight" -- and that's all we really need.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    He MUST be as Bruce Wayne, otherwise he'd have that shitty growl

    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • July 12, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Actually skarekroe

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    That's sort of why I like it. For comic geeks, Bane is a cool little easter egg. For everyone else, its just an atmospheric reveal of some big scary dude, and it tells you nothing.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST


    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Plus it wouldn't really make all that sense for Gordon to be asking Batman to return, and he's standing there in his suit saying "nahhh, I just don't think I can do it anymore, in fact I don't even have that suit anymore, I sold it...huh...oh yeah, uhh, nevermind."

  • July 12, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    sounds weak

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • July 12, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I for one am glad they are giving batman a ending.

    by eric haislar

    It's never really been done before and it makes this more then just another superhero film.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    In Nolan we trust

    by Cruizer Dave

    I'm excited to see what he has planned. Third movies in franchises are tricky, so it'll be interesting to see if he pulls it off! I'm hopeful!

  • to an extent epIII and Return of the Jedi, depending on what you call the third movie in a trilogy.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Sherwood Schwartz is dead

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    creator of Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island and writer on dozens of shows including Red Skelton and once again, Herc, the guy in charge of TV, has his head up his ass watching eps of Saturday Night Lame and Karaoke Idol... Seriously, does he have pics of one of the staff blowing Bill Cosby or something? How the fuck did that narrow-minded "critic" ever get put in charge of the TV section?!?

  • idk how Bane can hope to compete with the Joker, and for Tom Hardy's sake I hope the nolans had that in mind cuz I think he's a great actor and deserves a great role worthy of his talents, especially in a follow up to The Dark Knight.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Not Batman, Bruce Wayne

    by thommcg

    Bruce Wayne: "What if he doesn't exist anymore?" Batman: "Rraaa rif reee roesn't reeexist raaanymorrrr?"

  • July 12, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I'm more than a little concerned by that dialogue.

    by NinjaRap

    As fans of the character know, Bruce Wayne will always be Batman... even if he's not wearing the suit. Because he will always see himself as Batman. That's who he is, that's how he sees himself in his mind. There is no "Bruce Wayne." As Batman Begins correctly showed, that's facade. But now it seems Gordon might know the true identity of Batman? That's fucked-up. And Bruce may be given up Batman entirely? That's fucked-up. And maybe this is going to be his "end" - as in a retirement or a death? That's fucked up. Hopefully this makes sense in context. Right now I don't know what to make of this... at all... and feel concerned.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Maybe Bats gets his ass kicked?

    by disfigurehead

    I'll check out the trailer Friday when I see HP.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    if this is true that is...reminds me of Oracle's voiceover in the matrix revolutions trailer about everything that has a beginning has an end, and how at the end of the trailer instead of the matrix code dropping down on the screen from the top filling up the screen, it drops down from the screen to the bottom until there is no code left at all. That's what the whole fading into white light reminded me of.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Good 3rd movies in a series

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    What do you guys think? If you are saying whether it was a good movie compared to those before it, then I would say few (if any) make the cut, but if you are just asking which 3rd movies were decent outright, I'd wager a few: Return of the King Last Crusade Back to the Future III Prisoner of Azkaban Nightmare on Elmstreet 3 Return of the Jedi Others???

  • July 12, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Bane is going to fuck them all up.

    by knowthyself


  • July 12, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Incredibly fake & cliched beyond belief.

    by jdsnotnice

  • People will die. I'm a man of my word.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Relax, Sherwood Schwartz's corpse isn't even cold yet

    by rev_skarekroe

    Give him a day. I'm more annoyed by the fact that Gene Colan's been dead for weeks and nobody here seems to give a damn.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by cubs_fan975

    I'm hoping for some kind of variation of knightfall. Arkham breakout, Bane watching and learning, Batman getting worn down, and finally Bane breaking Batman. Not sure what kind fo definitive and happy ending you can give that, but I am hoping for something like that with Nolan doing it far more justice than my description ever could...

  • July 12, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    So, this'll be more like ROCKY III than IRON MAN 2 was.


    Batman gets his ass kicked by a ferocious, hungry adversary (Clubber Lang, Bane), his patron dies (Mickey/Gordon), and he comes back at the end after embracing his more visceral side by working with someone who'd traditionally be a rival (Apollo/Catwoman).

  • July 12, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Hello Spiderman 3.

    by knowthyself

    Finished the goblin story and didn't end with him swinging through the city. Sounds like an ending to me. The hero doesn't have to die for it to end. It was a thematic ending where he has to start over with Mary jane and finally got over the death of Ben via sandman forgiveness.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    I'm sure he's seen some f'd up things in Gotham, but an 8 year old seeing his parents gunned down in a $h!++y alley has to be way up on his f'd up-o-meter. And I'm sure he noticed that the same time a jackhole put a stapler to the back of his head and started running around in memory cloth was the same time the news reported that Bruce Wayne was back in town. Anyway, I'm still up in the air as to whether or not see hp7 or just look at this on the internet.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST



    (quote)Relax, Sherwood Schwartz's corpse isn't even cold yet(unquote) As opposed to Ryan Dunn's still-smoldering remains!

  • July 12, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    So long as there is a beach running scene

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    With a bikini clad Catwoman racing batwoman. Slo-mo and jiggly jiggly jiggly all the way.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    It's implied in the comics that Gordon has known batman identity for quite sometime. He figured it out but has never asked.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    well sounds interesting from the description.

  •'s all in the lessons Wayne learned while training with Ras. Trust me on this. MNG won't let you down.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Did somone just type "In Nolan we Trust"? Oh, Lord!

    by imagin78

  • July 12, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for this. Dammmmmnnnnnn.

    by Astronut

    In Nolan We Trust.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    You tube vid claiming to be the teaser

    by runawayboulder It's nothing like described above and looks like it was recorded with a Nokia 8550

  • July 12, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Why imagin78, do you not like Nolan?

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Has he pissed you off with a boring or horrible movie? Curious.

  • Alas, that does not seem to be in the cards, judging by the description.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Hm... I'm wondering if this will take cues from The Dark Knight Returns

    by rev_skarekroe

    Batman comes out of retirement to defeat a hulking monstrosity who's turning Gotham into a hellhole...

  • July 12, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    But can you see the Superman logo in the left corner?


  • July 12, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Nice astronut, boo-bays?

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Who are you, Mathew McConnaughey?

  • July 12, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    I am kind of hoping Nolan and Bale decide in like 25 years to do another and do that storyline.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Best third film in a series=Goldfinger

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • July 12, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by Mike


  • July 12, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    NIGHTCRAWLER does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    I'll call this spy, NIGHTCRAWLER, for my own reasons says Harry. WHAT ARE THOSE REASONS?! IS IT BECAUSE HE IS BLACK?! I don't want no racism here. Hey Nightcrawler, if you're reading this then make a post and explain? Also tell us why you didn't video this teaser on your phone and post it up here?

  • July 12, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by batzilla


  • July 12, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST



    He calls him Nightcrawler because he has a slimy wang.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Look up in the sky, it's the ACT SIGNAL!

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Hurry thespians, get in the actmobile and make it to the stage pronto!

  • July 12, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    sounds kind of fake

    by GeneralJackCosmo


  • July 12, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Inception was indulgent tripe

    by performingmonkey

    Leo and (the underused) Marion being it's only saving graces, along with some amazing effects in places. However, Nolan forgot to make us care about what was going on or whether some numb fucks are trapped in 'limbo' or whatever plane of a dream world.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Bourne Ultimatum...

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    ...The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly...Toy Story 3...there are a bunch of great "threequels". Yes, the vast majority are horrible, but there is a precedent that this could be fantastic.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Is Bane basically filling the Scarecrow role here?

    by Lone Fox

    I'm assuming he's not the 'main' bad guy of the piece.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Really generaljack?

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    What about it sounds fake? Sounds pretty coy, doesn't show much, and gives a tiny tease at the end. Sounds exactly like the kind of teaser they would do a year out.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    If this is it, sounds terrible and disappointing

    by moonlightdrive

    Why is this the "epic conclusion"? It's Nolan's last film (probably) not necessarily the last Batman film in this series. Why is Gordon asking for Batman to come back? Where has he gone? He was still around when the last movie ended. Why old footage from the last movie? I know they're still shooting and this is a teaser but that's just lame. Give us something new. We don't need a lot of reshashed footage, that's not wetting our appetite for a brand new movie.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    If it's fake...

    by notcher

    It's very well written and feels less made up than some of the other bullshit reports of heard about. But I don't know, I still smell fish. (Queue the obscene jokes.)

  • July 12, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    30 seconds

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    The teaser is less than 30 seconds and shows nothing but Bane's back with some dialog. It was shown before Harry Potter (which kicks unbelievable amounts of ass, by the way!). This guy here has made up his own trailer in his head and you have posted it.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Dude where have you been for the last year WB, Nolan everyone involved has been saying this is the last of THIS Batman. If they are using knightfall for a source material then yes Bane will destroy batman so bad he can no longer be batman. Which I am sure is why it is called Rises because he will have to overcome it. Andy they are reusing footage because the movie has only been filming for 2 months. we are lucky to be getting this much.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Is Owl Man in this?

    by whatevillurks

  • July 12, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Remember at the end of TDK, Batman was on the run, the cops wanted him, he sacrificed his image to maintain the image of Harvey Dent as Gotham's White Knight. So where is he? Probably keeping a low profile and staying out of the spotlight, living it up at Wayne manor. Seem's pretty obvious to me. As for why the old footage, well remember the first TDK trailer with just the logo and talk over? This is a "teaser" not a full trailer, so they are going to limit what they show, and they are showing old clips as a means to tell whatever story they are telling with this teaser. If this is Nolan's last movie, I have a hard time believing that Bale or the other actors will be back, but who knows. And if they do make another (or when) it may be a new director, with new sensibilities and a different concept of where the story should go. Seems like a reasonable concept to me.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I like the idea that Bruce has given up on Batman!

    by notcher

    Break free from the things we hold tightest, that's when we see some real interesting shit! Bring it on Nolan you awesome ass motherfucker!!!!!!

  • July 12, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    HPOTTER does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Ooh, the HARRY POTTER reviews are coming in positive now... The thrilling conclusion to a phenomenal cinematic story 10 years in the telling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is proof that authentic movie excitement is its own form of magic. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY It's a climax of truly epic proportions. LA WEEKLY Everything a summer blockbuster should be but rarely is - a whip-smart, slam-bang piece of entertainment where we deeply care about the fate of the central characters. NEW YORK POST It's wonderful. Epic and heartbreaking and just as grand as it needs to be. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

  • July 12, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    That "END" bit is making me nervous....

    by s8ntmark

    ...What if they are planning on killing Batman?.....jeeez..

  • July 12, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    How much money would you have to pay Anne Hathaway

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    To have her sit on my face, ala Madonna on top of Dafoe in Body of Evidence. Also, Hathaway seems much skinnier than Madonna did, so less chance I get my nose broken.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I would pay $10 dollars for Anne Hathaway to sit on your face and fart. That would be a worthwhile investment.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Uh, Nightcrawler. A camera does not PAN UP...Dick!

    by AzulTool

  • July 12, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Sherwood Schwartz obit:

    by Cletus Van Damme

    The icons are dying.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    mel gibsteinberg

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    "Now this evil rises" sounds fake to me.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by solitaire

    I'm not sure how to covey a lisp via text, but you have sounding like an asshole down pat, so that's one up for you. also, I'm not gay - ask your mom

  • July 12, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Is this sans pants, g-string only, or the full bush? I think the menu dictates the price. Also is this a hot air bubble fart, a wet fart, or a down 'n' brown dirt bomb. I'd only take the former, not into hot lunches or cleveland steamers, thank you very much.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Legend says that when Hathaway's sphincter sounds its mighty horn - it is foretold that mel gibsteinberg will breathe no more.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    But I'd die with a smile on my face

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    And something in my teeth, yeshhh!

  • July 12, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    come on!

    by teddy_duchamp

    that sounds so fake - and utter shit i may add. Why would they A) show old footage? when in the history of film has a trailer show footage from another film? that is ridiculous. B) A shot of the poster? unless he means the shot depicted in the poster ie rubble falling from buildings, why in gods name would you cut to a still of a poster? It will be similar vibe to the DK teaser. little or no footage + a voice over.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Damn Nolanoids are going to explode from excitement

    by KilliK

    pathetic losers

  • HA!

  • July 12, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Here it comes teddy

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    You are about to be schooled by a hundred talkbackers explaining to you exactly when in the history of film old footage has been shown in a trailer. But just to name a few recent ones: Star Wars (Revenge of the Sith I believe) Harry Potter (Half Blood Prince?)

  • July 12, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    mel, something in your teeth? I'm thinking sweetcorn.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    The act singla? lol wtf?

    by KilliK

  • July 12, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    What kind of movies do you like kilik?

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Since you clearly don't care for Nolan's films, I'm just curious.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    The weakest of the trilogy?

    by donkey_lasher

    There is no way that this can be better than the previous two, but box office takings will be HUGE, and we'll get another. Why bring in Bane? He's hardly the best villain to use. I'd rather see The Penguin, or Hugo Strange in this.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Actman wants his signal back.

    by Mattman

  • July 12, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    @mel gibsteinberg how the fuck did you come to the conclusion

    by KilliK

    that i dont like Nolan's films?where the fuck do i say that boy? i like Prestige,Memento which is a masterpiece,Insomnia,BB,i like TDK but it is very overrated and it is also a fact that Inception is one boring pile of shit. does the above statement sounds to you that i dont like Nolan's films?

  • July 12, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Kaos

    Sheeez, about 95% of you knuckleheads are going to be so disappointed by this movie when it comes out or so blind by having Nolans nutsake in your face to judge it objectively. The level anticipation is already at a fever pitch and they aint even half way through shooting the fuckin' thing. CALM....THE.... FUCK.... DOWN! Listen, I have no ill will with Nolan as a moviemaker. His take on Batman is the truest thus far. But some of you clearly have no lives with "In Nolan We Trust"....ahhhh for all that is good. CALM....THE.... FUCK.... DOWN!

  • July 12, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    @mel gibsteinberg: Totally agree with your good 3rd movie list

    by cookepuss

    I might want to add that Nightmare on Elm Street is a bit of an odd series. Out of 9 movies, about half of them are actually good; all for different reasons naturally. There's almost this Star Trek level of unevenness to the franchise. NoES1: Great flick. Total innovation for the genre. Lots of characterization to both the victims and the killer, in a genre where that really wasn't the case before. NoES2 - Freddy's Revenge: Abysmal. They ditched Nancy and had the "power of love" conquer Freddy - by the scrunchie chick from Seinfeld no less. Never liked the idea of Freddy coming into the real world to possess people. Some good imagery, but weak sequel: NoES3 - Dream Warriors: Now we're back in business. Lot of likable victims. Dream powers. Freddy is given a sense of humor, which isn't over done at this point. Nancy returns, as does John Saxon. The series also gets infused with some nice hair metal music too. NoES4 - Dream Master: Another good movie. Not as awesome as 3 or 1, but it ties up the story arc with the Dream Warriors quite nicely. Had #2 never existed and the series stopped here, it might have been an awesome horror trilogy. The victims are a bit more 2D, but Alice rocks as the Dream Master - Freddy's good guy counterpart. Renny Harlin actually does some interesting stuff here. NoES5 - Dream Child: WTF happened here?!? The series was batting a solid .66 and all of a sudden it takes a deuce on itself. Now Alice is pregnant, neutered, and powerless? Lame. Lame. Lame. Freddy's humor started to get a little campy in #4, but it really ramps up to just fucking stupid here. Super Freddy!?!? Fuck me... Don't even get me started on Alice's lame friends. Glad they're dead. NoES6 - Freddy's Dead: THANK FUCKING GOD!!!! Bury that sucker. This movie is shit. Oh, wait. It's shit... in 3D!!!! Not even Alice Cooper or Lisa Zane could save this upper decker. The victims suck and have no personality. Only watch it if you have an insane desire to see a 16 year old Breckin Meyer. The Johnny Depp cameo is nice well integrated, but it's not enough to offset cameos by Roseanne or Tom Arnold. NoES7 - New Nightmare: And just like that, we're back in awesome territory. No surprise since Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, and John Saxon are all back. Plus, it half-way breaks the 4th wall by reinventing Freddy as a demonic creature come to life through stories. Very slick and polished movie. Different than the 1st, but equally good in its own way. Freddy's no longer funny. He's back to fucking scary now. Freddy Vs Jason: Okay. Let's get it out of the way. This is a Godzilla Vs Mothra sort of affair. You're not going to totally please fans of either slasher. It might also piss off some fans that Freddy takes center stage and that this movie is squarely placed in the NoES continuity. At the same time, as a Vs battle flick, it's pretty damn fun. It's not smart and does play on every cliches, but there are some really memorable fight scenes. Jason Ritter (predictably) hams it up a bit, but Kelly Rowland is a surprisingly fun and funny victim. If you like monster battles, this is a good flick. NoES1 Remake: THIS is why you don't remake classics. THIS is why you don't let Michael Bay or anybody associated with him near anything you love. Jackie Earl Haley is NO Robert Englund. That's like dressing up Nic Cage in Bela Lugosi's Dracula costume. It just ain't happening. Just as Lugosi defined Drac, there was so much of Englund in Freddy that Haley couldn't do the part justice. Never mind the fact that the makeup was shit. They also crapped on all of the main characters and made them so utterly forgettable. They couldn't even get some of the iconic imagery from the first film right. Very bad. So over-produced that it lost that gritty edge of the original. WATCH: NoES 1,3,4,7, & FvJ SKIP: NoES 2,5,6, & Remake ANYWAY.... I've got zip to say on this Batman teaser. I haven't seen it. Just basing on what I've read, it's typical teaser fare. I'm not bothered by reusing old clips. A 45-60 second teaser isn't designed to do what a 150 second trailer would. It's just doing what teasers do: Tease. Like that date who leads you on all night, but still won't put out even after the lobster. LOL. A teaser's just meant to leave you hot, bothered, and in need of a fucking cold shower.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    But if she's facing me, then I get to rug munch instead of ingesting corn hole kernels, I'd prefer that to be honest. God this convo is pretty base, even for me.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Killik, I forget

    by Mattman

    Do you prefer Batman Begins to Dark Knight? And yes, Prestige is very underrated among Nolan films.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    .75 not .66 ... I suck. LOL

    by cookepuss

  • July 12, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Pretty easily kilik, actually

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    You pretty much called out "Nolanoids" as pathetic losers. Basically saying anyone who was an ardent fan of Nolan's work was a loser. Since I'm assuming you wouldn't call yourself a loser, I assumed you don't consider yourself a fan. Seems logical to me. Also - "it is also a fact that Inception is one boring pile of shit" Really? A fact? How do you define facts? What is your basis? Plenty of people found it interesting, engaging, and watchable, I wouldn't call that boring. But go ahead and make more baseless claims and wild accusations, it seems to be easy for you.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    mel gibstienberg..

    by teddy_duchamp

    Ha! yeah I kind of expected that the moment I typed it, but using old footage doesn't seem Nolans style? ok I can imagine Lucas doing it if you are correct about ROTS and you're probably right about the potter trailers. oh well I may well be proven wrong but I just have a feeling Nolan won't go down that route. still sounds piss poor!

  • July 12, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Perhaps it's Batman Year 1

    by donkey_lasher

    In a trilogy? Wayne gets hounded by the cops, and decides after one final fight, to quit. Maybe the Bane Knightfall back breaking scene occurs early on? Then Bruce recovers and comes back to lay the smackdown on Gotham, which is why it's called The Dark Knight Rises? Anyway, I think this trilogy sets up the mythology, in a different way. But then the studios will carry it on and rape Nolan's vision. Who knows?

  • July 12, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    How Killik defines Fact:

    by Mattman

    fact    (fakt) –noun 1. FACT 2. FACT 3. FACT

  • July 12, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    With very early teasers, you really aren't do much more than letting mass audiences know that you have a movie coming out at a certain time, its really nothing more than a title and a date, everything else is just a means to convey that in a movie trailer, as opposed to just using the poster. It's a marketing ploy. In the ROTS the trailer starts out with Sir Alec saying "For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were..." whatever he says. Pretty sure that was the movie teaser, and not just a DVD trailer or something else. But could be wrong.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    smells like bullshit 2 me


    i guess we'll C. too fuckn early 4 a teaser imo....its a fuckn year away

  • July 12, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by Goodplacetoshoveit

    That description is totally different to the teaser that's on Youtube. I'd rather believe my eyes than someone's bullshit post.

  • to see how his final BO numbers will compare to TDK's. Let me explain: TDK earned about 530m domestically and 470m in the rest of the world. SM2 earned about 330m in USA and 550m internationally. That kind of difference between two of the most commercially successful movies in the cinematic history,is not accidental. IMHO it was Ledger's tragic death,which was overexposed by the Media for at least a month before the movie's premiere,and unforgettable performance which helped the movie tremendously to break the domestic BO records. I dont deny that Nolan's contribution to those grosses wasnt trivial and that also the genius advertisement campaign helped a lot as well,but still these factors are not enough to explain the above paradox in the movies' BO numbers compared to the ones from other comic and non-comic blockbusters. In other words if TDKR fails to reach the 530m mark in the domestic BO,then that confirms my theory that without Ledger's death the movie wouldnt have manage to achieve the same commercial domestic success. If it succeeds to reach that mark,then i was wrong and kudos to Nolan and WB. anyway we will learn when the film premieres next year.and if i am right my prediction is that the movie will reach about 400m in the domestic BO.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Robin. to the ACT MOBIL.

    by KilliK

  • July 12, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    @spacehunter3-d: Too early. You're right. Then again...

    by cookepuss

    It still sounds better than some full formed 1st trailers. The first X-Men 1 trailer was so bad. They used footage with bad test CG and lumpy dialog that would end up getting re-written in the final. The final X-Men 1 trailer was even worse. They showed you the whole movie in less than 3 minutes. A lot of flicks do this, but it was insanely annoying here. MIB2 level annoying. I'd rather a movie trailer cocktease me than give it all up. That's why the X-Men First Class trailers were so good. Even when you thought they gave it all up, they didn't. They held back tons of awesomeness from the trailer.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    What the hell does the BO prove kilick?

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Shitty movies make bank all the time (see Transformers Revenge of the Fallen). So are you saying that BO = quality? Or legitimacy as a great film? Its unclear what you mean.

  • July 12, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    THAT'S the best you could come up with azultool?

    by solitaire

    A michele bachmann reference? seriously??

  • July 12, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by teddy_duchamp

    yeah I hear you, I just find all that re-using old footage a bit weak, like the movie execs think the audience are dumb. "hey remember Batman, the dark knight dude? well he's back! " I think Nolan is a little cleverer than that anyway I just re-watched the rots trailer and you're right it does use old footage. so I retract my original statement - made in purists anger!

  • I've seen a screencap of it and a film reel tagged with the label and a computer screen with the files on it. @robmakesfilms on twitter works at a cinema in Cornwall UK that has it and has shown it.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    err, alone

    by AzulTool

  • deprived of critical thought,personal taste and common sense. brainless zealots who would suck Nolan's dick even it was infected with the HIV virus. when someones yells that TDKR'S poster is *the best movie poster ever made which shows how it is done* you dont exactly call him a normal fan now,dont you? *You pretty much called out "Nolanoids" as pathetic losers. Basically saying anyone who was an ardent fan of Nolan's work was a loser. Since I'm assuming you wouldn't call yourself a loser, I assumed you don't consider yourself a fan. Seems logical to me.* as you can see from the above answer of mine,you were wrong. there are fans,and then there are fans. *Also - "it is also a fact that Inception is one boring pile of shit" Really? A fact? How do you define facts? What is your basis? Plenty of people found it interesting, engaging, and watchable, I wouldn't call that boring. But go ahead and make more baseless claims and wild accusations, it seems to be easy for you. * Like Harry,i almost fell asleep during the movie.and my brother too.that is a either we all suffer from sleepiness or there is something terrible wrong with the movie.i dont know about you,but my bet is on the latter. comprende amigo?

  • Then you should shove a rabid honey badger up your dickhole before calling yourself a fan of anything.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    @mel gibsteinberg apparently you didnt read what i wrote

    by KilliK

    in the post about the BO numbers.reread it,try to think carefully what i mean and then try to post again with something related to what i wrote.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Um, theyve only been shooting for 3 months people

    by sunwukong86

    Theyve been filming since May and arent supposed to be finished until November at the earliest. I honestly doubt they have enough footage to show all that in a teaser trailer. Remember the Dark Knight teaser trailer? Yeah Im thinking thats what this is going to be I love how everyone gets so hyped up

  • the BO performances of the think we shouldnt gossip about the lifestyle of the movie stars of the movies either? it is bad huh?

  • FACT

  • July 12, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    KILLIK = Nolan Hating, James Cameron butthole licker. FACT

    by umbral_shadow_

    This dick has been trolling around here for years. FACT. He used to go under the handle Ominus. FACT. He said Inception would be a box office and critical failure. FACT. He then shamefully changed his handle to Killik, hoping no one would notice. I did. FACT. He permantly has James Cameron's jizz in his eyes. FACT. He is a Nolan hating troll and rapes young children in dark alleys. FACT.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Not 100% sure why all the BB & TDK love though

    by cookepuss

    Don't get me wrong. Joker was the tits. Pure bliss on screen. Oldman is spot on as Gordon too. The tumbler batmobile rocked the house too. Excellently shot. Beautiful looking on film in every way. Both films LOOK amazing. Then again.... - Bale makes an awesome Wayne, but so-so Batman. Apart from the growl, I'm not digging him as any sort of master detective. He just comes off as a rich boy thug with a hard-on for criminals and expensive gadgets. FWIW, I think that Keaton was better. His Batman was kind of a shrimpy, all too real world looking billionaire. However, his Batman had all of that smoldering psychotic intensity that Keaton made famous in his other roles. Plus, Keaton's Batman was much more of a detective than vengeance hungry thug. His Wayne was also more deeply disturbed by his parents' death - as if Batman were the real personality and Bruce was the mask. Bale doesn't strike a solid enough balance between Wayne and Batman, imo. - Caine's character feels like a proper confident, but not so much like Alfred. He's more like Michael Caine chumming it up with Batman/Wayne. - Neeson's Ra's al Ghul is just pathetic. Not how he's acted. Neeson's done worse (Star Wars), but he's also done better (Darkman). The problem here is how lame the character is written. Not believable as Ra's. Not threatening in the least, especially when he can be taken down easily enough by a year one Batman. - Two Face.... Would've been good for his own movie. They crammed his story into TDK, which probably made the main Joker arc suffer. Two Face's appearance only served to pad the movie to an overly long runtime. - Isn't Morgan Freeman tired of playing the wise old black dude part? It's nice to see him as being somewhat of a techie instead of the sage, but he doesn't contribute much. - Gyllenhaal or Holmes. The audience knows the difference. You can't pass off one for the other. It's like comparing a BK Stacker to a filet mignon. - Nice gritty real world look, but Burton's gothic vision for Gotham was far more visually pleasing. I don't think ANYBODY has gotten the Batman franchise 100% right yet. TDK comes close in some key respects, but misses the mark in others. Same thing with the Burton Batman films. So totally on the mark in some big ways, but way off base in others - like DeVito's Penguin or Nicholson's Joker. Maybe the post TDKR reboot will get it more right than wrong. Who knows.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I'm also thinking that the YouTube teaser could just be...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...voice overs on a still shot of Bane that was released a month ago.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    ive just seen it!

    by teddy_duchamp

    I came out of late night preview of HPotter here in the uk.... it actually starts with a shot of the joker rotoscoped on to andy serkis in drag, shouting let me outta here!! next there is an almighty explosion, quite possibly the biggest ever seen on film. it then cuts to a still photo graph of Morgan freeman smiling. that's it. I loved it.

  • fucking liar.i never said that.and i dare you to prove it.and i changed my nick because killik is what i use in the other forums. you know umbral,this is not the first time that you personally attack me with those sycophancies and i cant understand the reason.why all that hate? did i do something wrong with you? did i rape your mother or something? i dont know what is it with you,but dude chill out.this is a site where we talk about movies and are having some fun and life is too short to spend it with this kind of petty things. *and rapes young children in dark alleys.* was one of those chilndren,you? that might explain your hate against me.HA.

  • yeah that's what i thought.but i think Bane moves his shoulders in the supposed teaser.but it is too blurry so i might be wrong.

  • I'm afraid it'll break my love affair with Dreamscape, which I nominate for the "Movie Most Deserving of a Remake" award. =) I'm also not too sold on the dream within a dream within a dream bullshit. Does the movie hold up if you remove the wow factor of the visual effects?

  • July 12, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    @rsanta74 well said to everyhing you wrote.

    by KilliK

  • July 12, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Best Batman adaptation? The Animated Series.

    by KilliK

    if only someone could adapt that series into a movie...who knows maybe someday..

  • July 12, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    i like INCEPTION but the dreams were too consistently realistic


    the chances of each subject, every time having 'normal' dreams- is microscopic. even normal, realistic dreams are tinged with weirdness, changing roles, pissing in decrepit bathrooms, losing teeth, finding money, not being able to run....etc just sayin.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    ..or dreaming of fucking your hot milf teacher.

    by KilliK

    which i have and i am not kidding.

  • Would make an awesome movie, but WB/DC doesn't totally have their shit together when it comes to their movies. Not like Marvel, at least. It'd take a monumental effort to pull off a faithful, yet more adult oriented live action version of TAS. Not positive that the higher ups would do it or that audiences would be so quick to reject the Nolanverse and all of the actual good stuff that implies.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    real discription

    by antbwan

    i read it on another website, but it goes more in details on Batman looking tired and weary backing from Bane, like in KNIGHTFALL!

  • July 12, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    @zombot: The dream reality thing depends on the person

    by cookepuss

    I've been keeping dream journals for 4 or 5 years now. Most of them err on the side of more realistic. Very little surreal or freaky shit. I think that it might be because I'm more of an active dreamer, aware that I'm dreaming, than a passive one. Still... Not all dreams are about flying monkeys disturbing you and your prom date with midget Frankenfurter. =)

  • July 12, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    the animated series, under the red hood and batman beyond:


    both have handled adult issues of death, murder and vicious CRIME far better than any of the flicks so far, and they were goddamned children's cartoons! what the fuck, movies? i mean, TDK came close, but...well, hopefully pt 3 will be fucked UP.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    oops, mean 'all three' not 'both'


  • July 12, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by antbwan

    You must don't like great movies!

  • July 12, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    very true zombot

    by cookepuss

  • July 12, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    @zombot totally agree

    by sunwukong86

    Sucker Punch had better dream worlds than Inception did. Now if Sucker Punch and Inception were combined into one movie....Id want to see that

  • July 12, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    @mel Like Nolan. Hate his deification.

    by imagin78

    Overall, I've enjoyed most of Nolan's films. Memento is a masterpiece. Insomnia is a solid remake. Batman Begins is a terrific restart of a series that was nearly destroyed by Schumacher. The Prestige is equally commendable. However, starting with The Dark Knight, things started to take a turn for the worse. It starts well enough. The middle section, with the Batpod chase and jail interrogation, is tremendous. The third act is incredibly poor though. The ferry scene is nonsense. Two-Face is wasted. For a movie that many were calling the greatest comic book film ever or even on par with The Godfather, that just doesn't hold muster. It is quite a flawed film. Things only got worse with Inception. The cult of Nolan, which was formed after the fervor of TDK, which in itself was formed partially due to the death of Heath Ledger, had already deemed his follow-up to be the one bastion of smart filmmaking going into the summer of 2010... sight unseen. It was crowned a masterpiece ahead of time. Cognitive dissonance pretty much prevented most people from realizing that the emperor had no clothes. They had invested too much into it. Whenever you told anyone that the movie might be bad, the "In Nolan we Trust" theocracy shut you down. Inception is simply not a good movie. The characters are all 2-dimensional. I didn't care about any of them. The action made no sense... especially the snow fortress scene. The plot has way too much exposition. A telltale sign of a poor script. The only thing it had going for it were nice visuals and a great Zimmer score. Nolan is no god. He is much better than the Bays and McGs of the world, but to worship him is just juvenile.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    the moral of the dark knight rises is going to be:


    no matter how bad ass you are, how many gadgets you have, a moral, one man fight against villany ends in disaster. bat's is gonna learn he needs a larger network of allies, or to make batman 'itself' an organization (like the league of shadows, but somehow more 'just' or humane??

  • July 12, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    no man's land?

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    Are they working in that angle? I can dig that.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    the moral of the dark knight rises is going to be:

    by cookepuss

    Watch how we steal your money for a 3rd time. =)

  • July 12, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    no matter how you look at inception:


    whether you take it at face value, or think leo is trapped in the dream at the end, or believe the entire thing is a dream, or even consider the fact that all the characters are representative of different aspects of leo's personality or mind, you have to say this: it was a very tepid way to stretch a two second philosopical/theoretical concept into a full movie. i like inception but think if it was distilled and polished into an hour twilight zone episode. bam.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    here I am

    by Nightcrawlerprojection

    I'm not sure why Harry went with Nightcrawler. Might be cause I emailed him in the middle the night. AS far the grammar goes, I sent that in no my HTC Thunderbolt. And anyone who uses smart phones knows the auto correct can be a bitch. ABout me and how I saw the trailer, I'm an IMAX projectionist. we received our HP7.2 print yesterday along with the trailer. I came in early today to watch the trailer so I could send it along for everyone. I was only able to screen it once, as it takes some time to thread up a IMAX 1570 machine. THe reason for no video or pictures is simple, I ran it once and I was busy watching it and trying to get everything written down to send in. I then went back and listened to The audio a bunch of times to get that. Also have a correction on that, the last thing Gordon says is "He must, he must" not humour me like I thought before.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    here I am

    by Nightcrawlerprojection

    I'm not sure why Harry went with Nightcrawler. Might be cause I emailed him in the middle the night. AS far the grammar goes, I sent that in no my HTC Thunderbolt. And anyone who uses smart phones knows the auto correct can be a bitch. ABout me and how I saw the trailer, I'm an IMAX projectionist. we received our HP7.2 print yesterday along with the trailer. I came in early today to watch the trailer so I could send it along for everyone. I was only able to screen it once, as it takes some time to thread up a IMAX 1570 machine. THe reason for no video or pictures is simple, I ran it once and I was busy watching it and trying to get everything written down to send in. I then went back and listened to The audio a bunch of times to get that. Also have a correction on that, the last thing Gordon says is "He must, he must" not humour me like I thought before.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    @zombot: Funny that you mention The Twilight Zone

    by cookepuss

    There are some concepts that just shouldn't be taken past that 1hr length. Look at the episode that inspired the movie "The Box" for example. Solid concept. Very cool. Take it to full length and it loses steam. You could literally tell where the film makers ran out of source material and starting winging it. Some stuff is just more deserving of a shorter format. I think that's part of what's got me so amped about the idea that Marvel might be doing some short films. Some of their characters and teams are awesome, but just not awesome enough for 2hr movies. Honestly, that's exactly why I enjoyed the Jonah Hex animated short more than the actual Josh Brolin live action turd.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    @imagin78 well said

    by KilliK

  • July 12, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Tarantino

    Is it really so difficult for people to accept that some of us just like Nolan's take on Batman? I've been reading Batman comics since childhood and for me his films are a great version of the character. The Animated Series is a masterpiece, some of the other animated outings are well worth the watch and the other live action films I don't like at all. But that's it. I like Nolan's Batman. Why is that such a fly in some people's ointment?

  • July 12, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    right!-'limited palette' is often better for fiction, etc, rsanta


    keeping a concept simple. leaving things unexplained but the mind filling in the details. gets people thinking about morality, theoretical science, the meaning of life- the best short stories do it. a good writer, artist or director can do so much with a limited palette at their disposal. even in a two hour movie. night of the living dead never leaves the farmhouse. the THING never leaves a remote station. in both cases not only is there a shortage of facts about what is going on but the entire scope is small. in both cases the stories blossom to represent a larger metaphor, or several metaphors. keep shit simple, stupids.

  • July 12, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Bane wont break Batmans back, no, it will be Gordons!

    by Witwiki50

    that is my theory!

  • July 12, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST



    Of course Inception dreams are more "normal". the dreams have been built up that way. They've been "constructed" so the dudes can navigate.

  • July 12, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    @darth_tarantino: Not difficult at all

    by cookepuss

    There IS a lot of merit to Nolan's take on the Batman franchise. I don't deny that. At the same time, it's also quite uneven and flawed in places. The Nolanverse, contrary to what the most rabid fanboy might claim, is NOT the much sought after holy grail of comic book movies. It certainly represents a maturation of the genre and is itself a level above the old Batman serials of the 40s, but it still has its own glaring problems.

  • I wonder if these symbols will show up in this film.

  • July 12, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Tarantino

    Agreed, it's not perfection and it does have it's flaws. But as a lifelong Batman fan I'm happy that the film versions of our favourite Dark Knight have gone in the direction they have under Nolan's watch. After he's done with Batman I'd like to see the films reincorporate some of the more fantastical elements of Batman. But taken as a series on it's own, Nolan's Batman films aren't perfect - just really good and better than what went before.

  • Yeah, good luck with that.

  • July 12, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    FAKE! Like all other AICN Batman stories

    by Tommy Rye

    Remember their Catwoman picture exclusive? You guys are muppets! Oh, speaking of DC movies, where's that exclusive Man of Steel photo? That's right- also fake.

  • July 12, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    the difference is that I am NOT Michele Bachmanns "husband"...

    by solitaire

    ...while I DID fuck your mom. I am seriously hurt here...I spent all day waiting to tell you I fucked your mom, y'know, working on the presentation and everything.

  • July 12, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    holy shit!

    by solitaire

    thank you for telling me I'm alione, Is that italian for "I'm a lion", or perhapse I am the number one fan of Ali? I'm glad I have you around to tell me these things. I'm the one getting a pants tent over Tom Hardy? Your'e the one that writes like you type with one hand you ignorant fuck

  • July 12, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Every Hero has a...

    by catlettuce4

    God, are they really using such a trite, tired old type of line for this thing? Is this going to be a parody or a real movie?

  • July 12, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Every hero has an end???

    by Triple_J_72

    WAAAAH They're gonna kill off Batman WAAAAAAAH just like they killed off Spock WAAAAAH Oh wait...

  • July 12, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    imagin78 is correct

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Nolan will never top Memento.

  • Yep, Bane raped him. Gordon: "We were in this together, then you were gone(Batman chickened out and bailed on Gorden while visting Bane's sex den) ......."Now this Evil rises" (Gorden cannot come to grips that he actually liked it as made obvious by hospital gown tent). Catchman's suspicions of Nolan's "inclinations" were obviously well aimed. Nolan is clearly going all "out" for this one.

  • July 12, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    Is it possible


    that this could suck? The teaser sounds lame.

  • July 12, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Nolan never did get the tone quite right...

    by Jobacca

    At least,not as right as The Animated Series. The Schumacher films were too campy and stupid but Nolan and co. have overcorrected and made Bats TOO realistic. Batman,when done right,should play like a dark opera... thats why TAS and related shows like Batman Beyond and Justice League are so awesome. I hope and pray that when the WB decides to reboot the Bat-Universe yet again they turn to the likes of Bruce Timm,Paul Dini,and Alan Burnett...turning those guys loose on a big budget live-action film(or better yet a live-action HBO series)...goddamn that would be epic beyond belief. Dare to dream fanboys...dare to dream.

  • July 12, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    They show the teaser poster IN the trailer?

    by Tristan

    Is it done like a windows slideshow with groovy transition effects? Sounds odd and or cheap,unless it's a 3D animated version of the poster....? I smell the b.s.

  • July 12, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    All this Jizz n Hardon talk...

    by lgpimedia

    Really? Comic and movie news makes you get hard and ejaculate? Ok, fanBOYS, maybe. I for one am a man and no matter how much I might like a particular movie, I'll save my baby gravy for the ladies. Can we please cut back on the stiffie and ball snot talk?

  • July 12, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    good point


    this sounds suspicious. Would they really use footage from past movies? That right away makes you think of all the fake fan made trailers out there. A Heroes Journey comes to an end? Really? What, are there a hundred thousand Batman comics out there? His journey never ends. They sure as fuck aren't going to kill him. sounds fucking weak. mostly because I'm not excited about Bane.

  • July 12, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    mel gibsteinberg- After just watching the DK teaser

    by moonlightdrive

    I now believe more that this could indeed be the description of the DKR teaser. However, the reason I believe this more now is because upon going back to the DK trailer I cannot believe how lame and terrible that actually is. If I didn't know for sure that was the DK teaser I would have thought it was fan made. Very poor quality but this description is exactly along the same lines as that teaser. In fact I've seen fake fan made trailers for Batman on youtube that were far better quality. Now don't get me wrong, I love the films. They are very high quality but the DK teaser is poor.

  • July 12, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by moonlightdrive

    Ok, I guess I misunderstood. I know this is Nolan's last Batman and yes, the world he created may go with him. It wouldn't surprise me if the studio continued. They can do what they want. That could take the form of a reboot or maybe it would just be seen as a reboot by the public because Nolan was no longer attached. Even if they made another film straight away and Nolan and Bale were not involved, maybe even Oldman too it wouldn't necessarily be a reboot it could be a continuation whether it was seen by the public that way or not.

  • July 12, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    When will a copy be up online?

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    I mean, someone has to have the balls to cam it- projectionists! Come on!

  • July 12, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    can't. wait.

    by yabory

    seeing potter on saturday. looking forward to this trailer more than i am the pottah.

  • July 12, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    The score reaches a fever pitch...

    by Triple_J_72

    What score? You mean the BWAAAAAAAAAAAAANG reaches a fever pitch. Can't wait to hear which key the BWAAAAAAAAAANG for Superman will be.

  • July 12, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    If that's not fake...

    by Jarrete Barnett

    Nolan better pull it, quick! Audio and video clips from Batman Begins, combined with pseudo philosophical and unimaginative subtitles?? They can't be following up that teaser poster with THAT. Even if this trailer only amounted to one single clip of footage from TDKR... people would lose their minds. Anything remotely relevant to this movie, is better than that. Sounds awful.

  • July 12, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    it could very well..

    by Nightcrawlerprojection

    It cracks me up how many of you think its fake still. This is what the trailer is, I may be wrong on the wording on the second card and there's a very good chance it says "every Journey comes to an end" I was trying to write everything down that was on screen and enjoy the trailer at the same time.

  • July 12, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    it could very well..

    by Nightcrawlerprojection

    It cracks me up how many of you think its fake still. This is what the trailer is, I may be wrong on the wording on the second card and there's a very good chance it says "every Journey comes to an end" I was trying to write everything down that was on screen and enjoy the trailer at the same time.

  • July 12, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    you have a vivid imagination


    can you tell us about the Avengers teaser?

  • July 12, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Bane is a great character in the comics

    by Gordon Bombay

    One of the very few able to match Batman on wits and physically. I feel sad for those of you who only know him through the Clooney garbage. He could be great if done right.

  • July 12, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Description removed due to copyright claim

    by ReportAbuse

    Just kiddin'. I'm in Canada and the description isn't showing up at all. Wrong region I guess.

  • July 12, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    gordon, I know Bane through the comics

    by Continentalop

    And think he is lamer than hell. But, everyone has their own personal taste in Batman foes. I prefer the arch-criminals over the supervillains.

  • July 12, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    On YouTube

    by GORGUTS

    User tdkspoiler posted from theater..doesn't match description...

  • July 12, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I don't know about the Avengers

    by Nightcrawlerprojection

    Its fine if people want to call it fake and say crap about how Nolan would never let this be released and this is sad. I can't wait till Thursday night when everyone sees the trailer and its exactly what they read it was.

  • July 12, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by Steve

    You're the biggest shit in the piss river known as the Talkbacks.

  • July 12, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST money shot and a scene from

    by proevad

    Grey's Anatomy? I think this idiot found some fan made thing somewhere and got fooled. Someone go find Gary Oldman in a hospital bed in another movie somewhere.

  • July 12, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by Steve

    How well can you see banes face? Description?

  • July 12, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    youtube trailer's bogus

    by westie

    Just like the rest....couple of clips of Hardy from Bronson with voice lame already.......

  • July 13, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by Nightcrawlerprojection

    At the end of Gordon's lines a front shot of Bane is flashed on screen for a second at most, its very quick and you can't get much detail other then it looks like a scary mother

  • July 13, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    oh shit I found it

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE nightcrawlerprojection is for real

  • July 13, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I'm glad Bane is in this

    by Mattman

    For one reason: Bale is the most physically imposing Batman, and so far his foes haven't exactly been a physical threat (although Ra's put up a nice fight on the train). I would like to see Bale's Batman go toe-to-toe with a physical threat, and I can't think of a better choice for that than Bane. Also, I have a feeling Nolan will give us the intelligent Bane of the comics, who mentally breaks down his foe before facing him. While Bane isn't the obvious choice, I'm excited to see what Nolan does with him.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    I hope they'll be CGI-ing Hardy for Bane...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...'cos even as Bronson he wasn't *that* imposing. Certainly not enough to take down a six-foot two bloke in body armour, anyway.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    catwoman and bane are 2 is ra !

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • July 13, 2011, 3:28 a.m. CST

    It makes you wonder if we could see a non traditional ending...

    by Dancingforever

    Where the hero doesn't necessairly win. It seems to be a trend with Lost, Inceptuion, and Jon Snow being killed in the latest Game of Thrones book.

  • July 13, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST


    by the_knightfall

    Actually I hope it's nothing like knightfall. The story is too long and too complex to be watered down for a 150 minute movie...

  • July 13, 2011, 5:16 a.m. CST


    by thefirerises THIS is the teaser that is being discussed - there is NO new footage in it, the only thing is the animated teaser poster at the end. Ridiculous, even worse than the TDK teaser four years ago...

  • July 13, 2011, 5:33 a.m. CST

    I love the "teasers" from this franchise

    by kafka07

    I'm so bloody curious to know how they conclude this trilogy. Does Gordon know Wayne is Batman?? Does Wayne give up his Bat-mantle forever??? Does Bane break everybody's fucking backs?? Do the League of Shadows steal a device that evaporates buildings??? Fuck!!!

  • July 13, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST



    I thought it was supposed to be 1:30 minutes long? Why is that only a minute? haha....

  • July 13, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Bruce/Batman: "What if he doesn't exist anymore?"

    by henrydalton

    Gordon (raspy): "NYAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGG!!!!|

  • July 13, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Bane is the right villain

    by ne32

    It amazes me how some of you still don't like the villain. What better a challenge can Batman face other than the villain that breaks him? Knightfall storyline sounds great to me.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    I have just bought 'A Dance With Dragons' and am three chapters in and you post that? Harry, please ban this wanker. Ban him now!

  • either movie. In BB,even though he was still an inexperienced fighter,he easilly defeated Ras and his minions despite the fact that they were more in numbers and better experienced warriors with a longtime training of more than just 5 years.. Hell the guy managed to destroy their secret HQ and make them his bitch in less than a minute,even though he had just graduated. talk about realism and dangerous,larger than life, villains.. In TDK things are even worse.What was his main opponent in the intro and final battle? dogs.yes ladies and genlemen Batman battled and defeated dogs.TWICE. there was also a crazy clown with a knife,but he didnt possess any danger, something which was even acknowledged by himself. At least with Bane,it seems that Nolan tries to rectify this major flaw of his previous movies.Μaybe this time Batman will have to face a very dangerous,psycally imposing and life-treating enemy whose combat skills really match his. and i hope thats the case.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Supposedly the trailer is online

    by FlyingToupee

    Lots of folks on Superhero Hype have claimed to see it, but they aren't giving the link for fear off being banned from the site.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST


    by skycrapper

    It's not that cut and dry. Besides do you really think Dancingforever actually read the book already? Just a trollie troll troll.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Just saw it on youtube, for real. Viral

    by Xen11

    That viral marketing was real. Where they chant, "IT IS BUTTER, BUTTER. IT IS BUTTER BUTTER." It overtakes the end of the trailer and is truly disturbing that butter is so prominent.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    It's on Youtube right now - just watched it

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Crappy video camera quality, but the description above is accurate. Just search on Dark Knight rises, there are several up there.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    This better be three hours long.

    by Xen11

    2 hours is just not enough time. And Gordon says, "He must.... he must." in reply to Bruce's, "What if he doesn't exist anymore?"

  • July 13, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    BTW - The one thing that bothered me about the Dark Knight

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I still don’t get why Batman had to take the fall for the dead cops/DA. When you’ve got a maniac running around town blowing things up and killing people left and right, wouldn’t it be very easy to say, “the Joker was responsible.”

  • July 13, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    just saw it

    by antbwan

    The trailer just got removed, but it fits the discription

  • July 13, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    @i_snake_plissken because Batman follows a code

    by KilliK

    of know the same code of honor which allows him to let people die in cold blood. that or the script mayyyyybe is not that well written as the Nolanoids make it to be. probably the latter since it is a FACT.

  • of the crime. The Joker would win. Batman stands for something more than Bruce's well-being. That's why the Dark Knight will rise and Bruce Wayne will fall. He will ascend and live on in an ideal.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    yeah Batman will become the next Dalai Lamma

    by KilliK

    or the next Buddha.aha.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    ps. Joker was morally responsible for the murders.

    by KilliK

    in case you didnt notice.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I meant Harry Potter, not Harry Whom Is Unjustly Hated Here

    by Xen11

  • July 13, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Here's the trailer, it's just like he said.

    by Randy Hurry up and watch

  • No one dies by his hand, but weighing the good he could do alive against dying to attempt saving a megalomaniac with a horse cock is a pretty defensible choice in my book.

  • society is morally responsible for creating the Joker. The Joker is merely a moral response to the corruption of society. The Joker is right. The Joker is humanity screaming out against the crime of corruption.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    @katet19 WRONG BABY.

    by KilliK

    get your batman facts straight.if Batman is in a position where he can save the life of someone,even if he is his most swornl enemy,he will try to save him. He even wounded Robin,the one who was killed by Joker, in order to prevent him from killing Joker for revenge. That Batman doesnt sound a lot like the Batman who leaves a defenseless man to die in cold blood,right?

  • July 13, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST



    this is going to be all kinds of awesome!

  • July 13, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    @xen11 WRONG NO 2

    by KilliK

    because of the simple fact that noone knows anything about the origin of Joker in the movie. The guy kept lying in the movie about his past and even if it was true what he said,then it had nothing to do with society but rather with family/couple issues. GC was responsible for the birth of Batman,as it was shown in BB,but was it also responsible for the creation of Joker? we dont know because there is no established info in TDK which shows that. FACT.

  • by killing innocent people.right.Hitler had a similar ideology.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    It's real

    by Benja

    Trust me. But I urge everyone to see it before Potter.... Or wait for the official online.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Think he says "He Must...he must"

    by TClifton

  • July 13, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Yeah, somehow I think Batman could live with himself….

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    “Batman, although this asshole just blew up a hospital and killed at least 30 cops, we’ll be crossing the line if we pin these deaths on the Joker.” “Works for me.” “Yeah, me too.”

  • The action of wrongfully making the innocent guilty because of corruption causes a reaction in the form of chaos - THE JOKER - who holds the mirror up to society and gives back what was received.

  • Somehow, I'm sensing this is your position.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I've read Batman for about 20 years

    by Katet19

    First of all it varies wildly from writer to writer. In the comic story line Batman stops Jason from murdering the Joker, more to help Jason than the joker, and the joker blows the building up. He doesn't directly save the Joker, he's trying to save this boy's soul who helead down a path of "super heroism"Batman makes no attempt to save the joker, or fish through the rubble to make sure he doesn't have a collapsed lung or is suffering some grizzly fate. In the recent Final Crisis Batman broke two supposedly unbreakable golden rules not killing and not wielding a gun in an attempt to shoot and Kill Darkseid. Not to mention Batman most likely knows the man who taught him everything he knows is just as capable as he'd be when it comes to escaping near death.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Yes, Gordon says "He must" not "Humor me".

    by slone13

  • July 13, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Here's the trailer

    by MsN0IR

  • July 13, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    who gives a fuck about the teaser.

    by KilliK

    it has terrible video quality.just be patient and wait for the official HD is a matter of days or maybe even hours to be put on the net.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Sorry, this sounds like a terrible trailer.

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    The Batman.....HAS to come back."

  • July 13, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    talkback ate my trailer

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    I actually had an alternative, better one outlined but the talkback ate it. seriously, fuck this shitty software.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Dialogue in teaser hard to understand...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    yeah, just like in many of Nolan's recent movies. They have terrible sound mixing for some reason. I still don't know half of what Ken Watanabe was muttering about at the start of Inception.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    He must, not "Humor Me

    by StarQrtrs

  • July 13, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    Because some of us see Batman as an extension of the detective genre and not just a superhero/action hero. For me, I also enjoyed Batman enjoyed in battles of wits with villains instead of just fights. And the entire "Bane broke the Bat" thing seems redundant. He physically challenged him, great; Joker in the last movie pushed him to the limits of his moral convictions and own beliefs. How is anything that Bane does in the next movie going to compare to anything that Joker did (hurting Batman isn't nearly as hard on Bruce as killing his childhood sweetheart and corrupting a man he admires, and still not pushing him to kill the joker)? Maybe Nolan has a great Bane story, but I still wish he picked a different villain.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    For those of you who fell asleep during Inception

    by aleph_null

  • July 13, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    He must. He Must

    by Doug

    That's what I think Gordon says at the end. Also, you can see a bare hand at the bedside, meaning that's Bruce and not Batman. Gordon knows, and I think that's awesome. Also, Gordon is a good cop and detective, of course he'd figure it out. Not 60s TV show Gordon, but comic book / Nolan-verse Gordon? It's a no-brainer.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Link to trailer

    by Semen Stains

  • July 13, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Thank God...

    by Splinter76

    Someone else heard "He must". "Humor me"?? Give me a break. Also, it's "Every JOURNEY has an end". Not "hero". And no, this isn't fake morons and it's actually well done teaser.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    It's A Fake

    by Partyslammer

    LOL! You've all been punked.