The Dark Knight Rises Trailer featured on Best Movie Trailers of 2011 Lists
It’s no real surprise that The Dark Knight Rises trailer has appeared on virtually every Best of 2011 list, like the following from Film School Rejects. The combination of a late December release making it fresh in everyone’s mind, the salve it provided to the never-admitted disappointment of the Bane-centric prologue, the built-in hype which goes with being Christopher Nolan’s Batman, and the thrill of finally seeing not grainy photos and distant video but full images in the way they were meant to be seen, made it’s appearance a sure thing.
In IMAX, this trailer gave me chills. The first teaser did nothing for me, but this got my (along with everyone else around me) excitement level blasting during MI:4. The Dark Knight Rises trailer left my audience in silence. With the exploding football field and the cheesy action movie 101 line that is, “A storm’s coming,” this looks like Nolan going all cartoonishly and overly-seriously out, as portrayed by a suitably brooding and bombastic trailer. This is intended to be an epic conclusion, and epic is certainly an adjective one should use to describe this trailer. And, even with a brief glimpse and smile, Marion Cotillard stills wields the unholy power to make a jaw drop.
The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012