Recently a press screening for the upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises took place. From what I have seen and read unlike most advanced screenings, neither Warner Brothers or Christopher Nolan mentioned anything about a “review embargo” so Twitter and Facebook has been on fire recently from people who say they were in attendance.
The site ComicBookMovie has found;
The Dark Knight Rises has just finished screening for the press and critics, receiving a STANDING OVATION!!!6 Jul 12
Just finished the screening of Dark Knight Rises…so much awesome…can’t wait to see it again. And again.
6 Jul 12
Tom McAuliffe – “9 out of 10 for me. I’d put Amazing Spider-Man at a 7.5 and Avengers at an 8.5”
In reaction to who had the best moments – TomMcAuliffe – “Bane for sure.”
“The trilogy is greater than the sum of its parts, and for me the 3rd was the very best part of the whole story. Dark knight is a classic in its own right – it stands alone, but in this trilogy, and as a closer, this film exceeds. It’s an ending that presents opportunity for thought for sure. Risky/tough story well told, brilliantly acted, great cinematography, awesome score.”
“To your original question – there are things I criticize in every film, but this one measures high on many measures. There will be some surprises but not big ones, the beauty of the film is how well it tells the story. Tom Hardy was incredible as Bane, the storyline was fantastic. I think the Joker is far more iconic than Bane, with more memorable quotes, but this story was great, including Bane’s origin. Godfather 3 never happened. Xmen 3 & Spider-Man 3 were awful, this film was the perfect final chapter in the trilogy.”
As far as audience reaction, there were only 40-50 ppl in attendance (mostly critics), but there was applause and I leaned over and shook Michael Uslan’s hand and congratulated him when his name appeared in the credits. I, myself, cried twice…once out of sadness and once out of pure geeky uncontrollable happiness. – DKRSHH
Vince just saw Dark Knight Rises at a press screening & says: “Wow. Quite speechless at the moment….TDKR was everything I wanted it to be”
6 Jul 12
SHH’s KnightOfTheFall – Bane, whilst nowhere near as impressive as Joker, was an excellent choice for a bad guy. This guy is pure malevolence. There is a particularly violent moment which involves bane and a poor wall street dude. It’s something all parents need to be aware of before taking kids. Selina was great and Hathaway nailed the character and made her own interpretation but there are many little traits from past origins that come into play. JGL is not robin nor does he appear in the suit. He is just an idealistic beat cop. Nothing more. His character is handled and written well. Bale was excellent as Batman and finally, The Bat Voice, is done with justice. It’s not as forced as it was previously. Action scenes were excellent and truly make this move epic. The last 20 minutes with Batman and Bane are some of the finest fight scenes I’ve ever seen in a superhero movie. The camera is pulled back and slowed down to show the blows.
While all of this is wonderful to read, it does make me feel a little bit better that this movie may actually live up to its unbelievable hype. With the movie coming out in just under 2 weeks, its safe to say that this is gonna be a very long couple of weeks waiting for this movie.