The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station

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  1. Broccoli

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    Off topic: I am always amazed at how the Internet will completely embrace or reject something. This trailer gives no indication of what the story is going to be, shows us very few, fleeing shots of the movie's protagonist, and shows off some not-quite fully rendered SFX. You know what it reminded me of? The first Tintin trailer which did the same things, and people loathed it because of that, yet folks are praising TDKR trailer.

    Anyway, the trailer was fine. Nothing special, but it did its job. Lets face it, this movie doesn't need any promotion. The anticipation is too incredibly high for the movie's own good.
     
  2. Admiral_Young

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    What happened to people simply liking or not liking something? Unless I'm completely naive? I realize that I happen to like most things but I'm also very vocal about stuff I do not like. If I didn't like the prologue or the trailer for whatever reason I would express that dislike. *Shrugs*.

    As for the anticipation...for me this is on par with the anticipation for "The Dark Knight". Everyone was eager to see Heath Ledger as Joker. I remember folks when we first saw pics being critical and sceptical of that as well. I do agree though Broc that this film doesn't need any promotion. It kind of speaks for it's self in that regard.
     
  3. Broccoli

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    It is still around, but if your opinion happens to be against the majority (with the added "bonus" of fanboy majority), good luck. :p

    This movie is different. There was anticipation for TDK, but nothing close to the frenzy the internet is in over TDKR. And, lets face it, the main reason people became eager to see Ledger was because he died. This might sound morbid, but Ledger's death was the best marketing that film could have had.
     
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    Don't get the Hathaway hate from some corners. She seemed good in the brief glimpses we had of her and she's known to be an all-around competent actress. I can't lie, though, I found her to be quite beautiful in the trailer, too, so there's also that. :p
     
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    You know I missed it before but the film trailer has the New 52 Batman swoosh.
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    Thanks. But while I don't think Nolan has yet the name-recognition of a Spielberg, Tarantino or Cameron, his name is relatively well-known in light of the two previous Batman films and Inception. Certainly, the trailer makes it clear that he made the past two Batman movies and that will sell it to a lot of casual cinema-goers.

    If anything, it was the opposite. People were burned out on Batman after the awfulness of Batman and Robin. A lot of people didn't realise that BB was entirely separate to the last 4 movies. It was wrongly described as a prequel and a common response to the trailers was 'Not another one [Batman movie]!' And a lot of previewers were saying things along the lines of "'Liam Neeson as Ducard and Ken Wanatabe as Ras Al Ghul" hardly has the clout of 'Jack Nicholson as The Joker' or 'Jim Carrey as The Riddler'."

    You forget that pre-Iron Man, RDJ wasn't a box-office draw. Even the much-lauded Kiss Kiss Bang Bang did little box office business. His casting as Stark was quite divisive at the time. Iron Man made him as much as he made it.

    We're all hypothesising. You might well be totally right and I totally wrong or vice-versa or somewhere in between. :)

    [/QUOTE] I'm just playing Devil's Advocate, thinking out loud on the other side of the Nolan fandom lovefest is all. I'm going to the film. [/QUOTE]

    Fair enough. :)

    I've seen fandom scratch their heads before. OMG how did Cars 2 not do better? Pirates 4 should've been way more of a hit. Super 8 was a $200m film for sure, Spielberg is attached.
    If TDKR drops and drops too much lets not say we didn't analyze the scenarios, thus making us not surprised.[/QUOTE]
     
  9. Set Harth

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    That's a slight exaggeration.

    Some people didn't realize it even after seeing the film.
     
  10. RoJoHen

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    Meh, trailer is okay. It didn't make me want to see the movie any more than I already did (which was not a lot). I don't know...it seems that no matter what I learn about this movie, I just can't get excited about it.
     
  11. JarodRussell

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    Saw the worst quality bootleg of the prologue you could possibly imagine and I understood every word Bane said.

    And Nolan is obviously a fan of Licence to Kill. :techman:
     
  12. Broccoli

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    Really? Then please tell me what the story is. From all I can gather from the trailer alone, the movie is about Bane destroying a football stadium and Batman fighting him because of it.

    Seriously though, the trailer is a montage of cool stuff happening, but with no context on why or how things are happening. There is nothing wrong with that. If anything, a lack of story can be a good thing as it gets audiences curious how all the stuff fits together, thus generating interest in the film (like this movie needs any).

    This seems to be a recurring trait of the trailers for Nolan's films. The comment I was making upthread wasn't a criticism, but a observation that when Nolan releases trailers like this, the internet falls over itself, but when other films by other, top notch directors do this, they are ripped apart, such as was the case with Tintin.
     
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    I rather enjoyed that. Seeing the trailer I'm thinking we're getting a taste of the film's overall flavour rather than actual spoiler-ish information. And that's fine because we're tantalized wondering just what the hell is going to happen. For me thats just enough to interest me to see the film.
     
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    Wasn't sure about Bane at first, but he really comes across as a powerful and intimidating presence in the trailer.

    He's definitely no Joker, but it looks like he'll still be pretty damn memorable in this.
     
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    Holy crap, that trailer looks awesome.
     
  18. Set Harth

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    Some of that is in the dialogue; enough to be more than 'no indication'.
     
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    Okay, yeah, I did not understand a word Bane said...well, no, I understood the word "ashes," but that's literally the only word I could make out.
     

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