Directors Peter Jackson, Joss Whedon and Ridley Scott all have massively anticipated films coming out this year. The frenzies around their respective films is so crazy, that they probably have some sleepless nights about whether or not they will be able to meet fans’ high expectations.
But I’m pretty sure though that when the pressure becomes too much to bear, they all take a moment to reflect and silently send up a prayer of thanks: “At least I’m not Christopher Nolan. That dude is screwed.”
Expectations for Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, are so high that they’ve been made honorary Jamaicans. So when a test screening of the film is successful, it’s probably a huge relief.
Security around the film has been tighter a than duck’s butt, which has left us all slobbering over even the slightest morsel of info about the film. But what this lack of evidence has also resulted in, is people wondering if this movie could really match or even be better than it’s predecessor, Dark Knight, considered by many to be the best comic book film ever made.
Taking the first step to assure people of his film’s quality, Nolan recently screened a cut for the Warner Bros executives behind some very firmly closed doors. And apparently, they loved it enough to give it a standing ovation. The cut that they were shown was also reportedly a mammoth 4 hours long. Now before Peter Jackson starts getting all excited, know that this is probably not the final cut (despite it being reported as such by some publications). Chances are that we will probably get somewhere close to 3 hours of Batman goodness, which is already quite exciting.
Along with the test screening, a new full synopsis has also been released, which gives us the most plot detail we’ve seen thus far:
When Commissioner Gordon stumbles upon a plot to destroy the city from within, Bruce Wayne gets back into action as the Batman. Waiting for him is the mysterious Selina Kyle and Bane, a lethal adversary on a crusade to tear apart Batman’s legacy piece by piece.
So what do you guys think? Will Nolan be able to live up to or even surpass the legacy of Dark Knight, or is this a case of being overhyped to the point of disappointment?
Last Updated: March 23, 2012