Writing a review for a film of this magnitude can be difficult. Being the third film in a trilogy, the final piece of the ongoing story and having two fantastic films before it makes it hard to NOT have expectations going in. With all of the clips, TV spots, photos, trailers, teasers and anything else the media has thrown around, we’ve been on Bat-overload for months now. I’ve done my best to stay away from all of it, opting instead, for the self-imposed blackout. I’m so glad I did because in doing so, it allowed the film to unfold for me in ways that it couldn’t have otherwise.
July 20th is getting closer and closer, which means that the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga will come to a close. The third trailer was just released and after watching it three times, I’m still not quite sure how I feel about it. I’m probably one of the few who prefers Batman Begins, but I did love The Dark Knight. To give an example of how much I’m looking forward to TDKR, I drove 90 minutes to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on IMAX just so I could see the six minutes of TDKR footage that was attached. It was worth it even if I couldn’t understand what the hell Bane was saying. But that’s all besides the point.
Oh my goodness! There have been a slew of trailers that came out this week. It also seems to be a Jude Law kind of week since he’s in three out of the five trailers featured! Might as well have a seat, kick your feet up and grab a cup of coffee because I’ve got the best of them all right here. Let’s get on with it shall we?