Rainbolt Report – Six Minute Prologue of The Dark Knight Rises


Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, is one of the most anticipated films of 2012. Here is a taste of the first six minutes of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises:

Commissioner Gorden is saying a few words at the late Harvey Dent’s memorial. “I believed in Harvey Dent.” he says as the screen fades away to a military airfield where three men are being escorted and led into what seems to be a CIA plane with multiple uninformed escorts joining our three black-hooded men. On the plane is Dr. Pavel. You can feel the tension as the CIA operatives then attempt to strong-arm their new prisoners into pinpointing Bane’s whereabouts, but you soon realize one of the three men being interrogated is Bane. He has infiltrated the plane disguised as a henchman. “Was it your plan to get caught?” the CIA operative asks Bane after unmasking him. “It was my plan to crash this plane,” Bane replies.

I won’t spoil what happens by describing much more of the next few minutes in detail, but it seems as though Christopher Nolan is trying to top the opening sequence of the bank robbery scene in 2008’s Dark knight. He does this in my eyes.

The IMAX shots of the plane in flight sequence and what happens next are amazing and something you could never even conceive. Nolan wants the audience to feel the movie, not just see the movie, and he is accomplishing this with IMAX.

As we move on we get to see other quick shots following this scene including Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and a brief shot of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The Dark Knight Rises will come to theatres in July 2012, and the prologue will be shown ahead of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol screenings at IMAX cinemas around the country.

I hope you Nerds get a chance to see it; simply put: it’s an amazing six minutes.

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