Both spots mix new footage with exclamatory appraisals of the movie's magnificence, and after years of build-up, it is difficult not to hope that Nolan will accomplish that rarest of tasks and deliver a third installment that, even if doesn't blow the doors off the trilogy, at least lives up to its predecessors and closes everything on an appropriate note.
At this point, we've been living with the expectation of The Dark Knight Rises for so long that it's hard to believe that the film is actually going to hit theaters in a matter of days. Seems like our daily lives might be left with a Batman-shaped hole. What will we look forward to now? How will we go on living without such unparalleled hype?
We'll find out this Friday when Nolan's Batman swan song, The Dark Knight Rises, arrives on conventional and IMAX screens.