"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight."
With those words, Batman fled into the night, allowing himself to become a fugitive at the end of The Dark Knight.
The movie is said to be the true culmination of a journey, and the word “end” is plastered all over the trailer. We get taken all the way back to the first film, showing Bruce in Batman Begins with Liam Neeson’s Ra’s Al Ghul words from the first film ringing loud.
“If you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. A legend, Mr. Wayne… A LEGEND!”
We then see Commissioner Gordon on a bed, looking very much worse for wear. His dialogue seems to suggest that Batman has abandoned Gotham for a few years now, and urges him to come back to face this rising evil. Bruce answers without being seen on screen, “What if he doesn’t exist anymore?”
We get to see the first shots of Tom Hardy as Bane, and he looks like he’ll be a physically imposing match up for ol’ Batarangs. We even see Batman kind of stepping away from him as they square up for a fight. We haven’t really see a good one on one fight scene in the previous two Batman movies yet so this might have the makings of something awesome. Especially if they resemble anything like the comic book fights between Bane and Bats, which were pretty brutal.
As a whole, we thought the trailer was just okay, not underwhelming nor was it overwhelming. We don’t think a teaser from The Dark Knight Riseshas much room to overwhelm at all, especially one with as little to show as this one. This film has been one of the most hyped properties in years… perhaps the next trailer, a long one, might blow our minds with a clearer look at the overall plot, some gizmos and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman (PLEASE!!!!!)!