July 16, 2012


Be wary, Batfans!  The first reviews for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises have landed online, and I’m currently playing an intense game of virtual frogger in an attempt to dodge any and all further information about the film before I catch the midnight showing this Thursday.  That said, a few new images from the latest issue of EW have landed online, and they’re A-OK for those worried about seeing too much.  Bruce Wayne fiddles with technology, Joseph Gordon-Levitt ducks, and Nolan can be seen playing with some toy cars while mapping out what one assumes is an action sequence.  Or maybe he just likes toy cars.

Hit the jump to check out the images, and Godspeed in your spoiler-free quest.  The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20th, and you can check out a listing of all IMAX theaters projecting the film in 70mm right here.Images via EW.

dark-knight-rises-imax-poster-baneHere’s the official synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises:

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

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  • murphyslaw

    I haven’t read any full reviews, just the little excerpts that are plucked out and displayed on the rottentomatoes page. Don’t know if someone is purposefully picking out the most vague quotes because every selected sentence or passage says close to the exact same thing. I was interested in seeing if there were any selected quotes about Hardy’s performance, but I saw none. I will avoid any reviews until Friday, after I too have seen the midnight showing Thursday night.

  • Fiz

    Avoid the Hollywood Reporter review at all costs. Even skimming, I could tell it has paragraphs full of spoilers. Others echoed this.

  • Hunter

    Yeah I heard some of the full reviews were basically a synopsis of the film. I too just read the little bits of the review it shows on RT. Has anyone heard anything on Hardy and Hatheways performance?

  • Livy

    The IGN review was good. They didn’t spoil anything and said Anne nearly steals the film while Hardy’s Bane tries but just isn’t as interesting as the Joker.

  • yurine

    I think the picture with Nolan playing with the cars is so adorable.

  • youtube.com/mrsundaytosunday

    I appreciate you not giving anything away Adam, I’ve been the same as you, dodging reviews all over the internet. Stay awesome.

  • dogg

    I demand a Catwoman with camel toe. It’s my right as an American.