Clocking in at just over five minutes and thirty seconds, it's a big, big trailer, but it's well worth watching. It demonstrates that these three films are very much of a piece, telling what is basically one long story. It's also put together well enough that it should give you the chills once or twice.
In a time of big superhero franchises designed for sequelization, it's refreshing to see such a heavy hitter of a series that is actually, you know, ending. Nolan's take on Bruce Wayne and his nighttime alter ego is, to a certain extent, defined by The Dark Knight Rises, if only because it's the story's end, an end that allows Wayne to go some places we don't often see, since another movie usually feels inevitable.
Can we all please not talk about whether or not The Dark Knight Rises will surpass the opening weekend of The Avengers? Or how much money this sequel will make? That shit isn't important, really. Let's just go to the movies and have a swell time, people.
You know who is in this movie. You've got your Bale, your Oldman, Hardy, Hathaway, Caine, Freeman, Cotillard, and even your Gordon-Levitt. You also know that Wally Pfister shot the beast, Hans Zimmer scored it, and the Nolan Brothers wrote the screenplay from a story by the director and David S. Goyer.
See y'all at midnight.