Watch Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY In Just THREE Minutes

Christopher Nolan's Batman movies all last for around 150 minutes, so if you're not a fan of such lengthy run times, this video is just the thing for you! Hit the jump to see all three instalments in the franchise condensed into just three minutes...

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By Josh Wilding - 1/8/2013
Many of you would surely agree that Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises are three of the greatest comic book movies of all-time. Whether condensing them into a single three minute video actually manages to do them justice is another argument altogether! Regardless, if you for some reason haven't seen any of The Dark Knight Trilogy (REALLY?!) don't watch this and go out and buy 'em all on Blu-ray right now! Otherwise, check out the video below and make sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!




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BRAD3NGUNN - 1/8/2013, 10:52 AM
I'll stick with the full length films thanks
ManofSteel23 - 1/8/2013, 11:00 AM
Wow,this just makes it look like bruce was only batman for about 4 years or so and died lol
DrHorrible - 1/8/2013, 11:03 AM
Cool video. I like to think that Nolan's trilogy is really just two movies, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. It's less disappointing and less lackluster that way. :)
ManofSteel23 - 1/8/2013, 11:03 AM
I would of liked all the films a little more if he was more of a detective and used more gadget,which I hope they will do in the next batman films
DrHorrible - 1/8/2013, 11:05 AM
@SUPERMAN2013 Technically, he was Batman for about a year and a half or so before becoming a hermit with leg problems. It must have been all of those small leaps from ledges that did him in. ;)
GodzillaKart - 1/8/2013, 11:06 AM
About 60% of this trilogy is absolutely 5-star fantastic. Unfortunately, the other 40% is pretty bad.
AC1 - 1/8/2013, 11:07 AM
@SUPERMAN2013 I know, they actually made his career seem LONGER in this one!
OdinsBeard - 1/8/2013, 11:08 AM
that was excellent! it seems like they crammed tho to get it "under 3 minutes" - i would love one where the guy took a little bit more time and let certain moments breathe for a few seconds..

but good job!
jimpinto24 - 1/8/2013, 11:08 AM
This was really cool.
AC1 - 1/8/2013, 11:09 AM
Still, to make a trilogy of superhero(ish) films, 2/3 of which are incredible movies is a brilliant achievement in and of itself. And to count a film like The Dark Knight Rises as the worst in your trilogy is still something of a compliment - it was highly disappointing, but that's mainly due to how good the first 2 were, and there are far worse ways to end a trilogy.
Shamo - 1/8/2013, 11:10 AM
best trilogy ever.
DrHorrible - 1/8/2013, 11:18 AM
@cipher SWEET [frick]ING JESUS!



That scared the crap out of me for a second.
simpleman - 1/8/2013, 11:20 AM
@Shamo

It could be the best as a dilogy.
MrReese - 1/8/2013, 11:20 AM
Very nice.
TheBatman3000 - 1/8/2013, 11:20 AM
the entire trilogy was awesome!
Tevii - 1/8/2013, 11:22 AM
Sooooooo. To watch the trilogy in three minutes, all you need to do is watch the the moments worth watching. That's about 3 or 4 minutes anyway
Optimus83 - 1/8/2013, 11:24 AM
the best 3 minutes of my life. ...specially the Joker
superotherside - 1/8/2013, 11:25 AM
Epic trilogy. One of my favorites.
Ranger14 - 1/8/2013, 11:26 AM
"TDKR was the best in the trilogy. (P.S. i don't care if it's comic accurate or not). As a piece of cinema, it's the best."

Even most of the avid Nolan fans will disagree with you on that one. At least, going by those that post here.
DarthBob - 1/8/2013, 11:28 AM
Had the makings of becoming the best trilogy ever then Nolan made the steaming pile known as The Dark Knight Rises.
caveman - 1/8/2013, 11:33 AM
Bane's death didn't have to get trimmed at all to fit in the 3 minutes.
DrHorrible - 1/8/2013, 11:35 AM
@AmericanPsycho No [frick]ing shit, man. That's comparing three movies to one. It's not exactly a fair comparison.

Not exactly the right phrase to say, is it?



Unless, of course, you mean taking the Batman character and making him a shell of what he's supposed to be.

In that case, you are right.



;)
Shamo - 1/8/2013, 11:36 AM
@ Simpleman you mean TDK and TDKR? i agree. if you mean TDK and BB then i disagree. imo, BB is easily the worst of the bunch.
Ranger14 - 1/8/2013, 11:37 AM
TheYoungMan@

You are trying to tell me that avid Nolan fans don't have nay preference or bias toward a certain film in the trilogy? You certainly haven't hung out around here too much over the last couple years.

....and now you are backtracking and saying they like it better than BB...what happened to best of the trilogy? I, for one, definitely liked BB better. To each their own.
DrHorrible - 1/8/2013, 11:56 AM
@teabag I agree. With the Batman Begins aspect, I mean...

But, hey, 3 minutes isn't THAT bad...I think...
Bread - 1/8/2013, 12:36 PM
The reboot needs to be like TAS but without the few child elements that it had
Asterisk - 1/8/2013, 12:37 PM
Jesus, does it have to be a fight?

I like all three equally. They're pretty much all near-perfect films, in my opinion.
UltimaRex - 1/8/2013, 12:45 PM
Needs the Joker's story to Rachel.

That's the linchpin of the whole trilogy.
TheShape727 - 1/8/2013, 1:06 PM
TDKR was the movie of the year and my personal favorite of the trilogy. IMO.
Mrcool210 - 1/8/2013, 1:27 PM
my opinion? bb- amazing (best batman movie)
TDK- The Only good thing about that movie was the joker
TDKR- good, but the more times i watch it the more i hate it
BIGBMH - 1/8/2013, 1:40 PM
I think the video is pretty well done. However, it seems to alter the feeling of the end of TDK so it flows better into TDKR. They show the destruction of the bat signal, but when I think of TDK's ending I think of Gordon's monologue and Batman riding off to continue to serve Gotham while being hunted.

(transition to shameless self-promotion)

After taking a hiatus during the school semester, I've finally finishing up work on my write up for an alternative 3rd movie in Nolan's trilogy. I plan on posting it on January 20, 6 months after the movie's release. For now, check out my previous article, "TDKR: A Fitting Conclusion?"

marvel72 - 1/8/2013, 1:44 PM
@ TheYoungMan

some critic reviews i agree with & some i don't,my opinion is the only one that matters.

1st batman begins 4/5
2nd the dark knight 4/5
3rd the dark knight rises 2.5/5

the dark knight rises is the worse of the trilogy.
Ranger14 - 1/8/2013, 2:01 PM
"You're telling me the "avid" Nolan fans are biased towards certain Nolan movies? How? Why?"

You are the one who used the term "bias". I simply stated that a number of avid Nolan fans that have commented here since last July, have stated that TDKR is the weakest of the three films. That does not coincide with your contention that TDKR is the best of the three and that avid Nolan fans view all three films in the same way. Even avid Nolan fans have their preference as to which film was the weakest or that underperformed for them. I don' know why you are having a difficult time understanding that.
BatmanBlueLantern - 1/8/2013, 2:05 PM
Amazing, this is. I love this trilogy. Best trilogy of all time. LOTR and Star Wars(Original) second and third, respectively.
BatmanBlueLantern - 1/8/2013, 2:16 PM
All 3 are 10/10 for me. And please, everyone, stop putting people down for their opinions. I like TDKR, some people prefer The Avengers or TASM or ever GR: SOV. As much as I would disagree, I respect their opinion, and I am content with it.
BIGBMH - 1/8/2013, 2:53 PM
@TheYoungMan, "When did it suggest in TDK that he would continue to be Batman?"

"So we'll hunt him because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight."

Present tense AND future tense. "Because he can take it" clearly implies that Batman can take being hunted while he plays the role of the "silent guardian." Bruce retiring meant that there really wasn't a hunt for him to have to deal with.
Maximus101 - 1/8/2013, 3:04 PM
Best cbm trilogy to date! I like TDK the most followed by BB and then TDKR.
BIGBMH - 1/8/2013, 3:09 PM
@TheYoungMan, My point is, that the ending suggests a continuation more so than a retirement.

There are more plot points along with Gordon's final words that suggest a different path. First Rachel's letter says "But now I'm sure the day won't come when you no longer need Batman." Bruce has lost everything else. He needs Batman more than ever.

Second, towards the end, the Joker says "I think you and I are destined to do this forever." It seemed to be teasing an intended return for the character and a continuation of the conflict between him and Batman. Obivously circumstances changed things, but I think this also suggests that when TDK was being made, there weren't any plans for Batman to retire off screen.
BIGBMH - 1/8/2013, 3:44 PM
"Yup, that's why he was not a very happy person at the start of TDKR."

TDKR isn't clear about Batman's role in Bruce's life. If you watch early scenes with John, it seems like Bruce should go back to being Batman. If you watch some of the scenes with Alfred, it seems like Bruce should let go and move on.

"But i don't see how Mr J could have gotten away in the predicament he was in? Handing upside down surrounded by SWAT and all..."

They wouldn't have killed him right there. They would have taken him into custody. This is the Joker. We already saw him escape the GCPD once. It's not really a stretch to believe he would do it again.

"If you're suggesting that Ledger's death made Nolan change TDKR, i would have to disagree with you there."

Agree to disagree. Given the reception of Ledger's performance and the open ended nature of the character's fate, I can't imagine that Nolan wouldn't have had Ledger reprise his role if he was alive.



XxBatmanCrusaderxX - 1/8/2013, 3:44 PM
Why do so many people only seem to care about the source material? They are great films even if they don't follow the source material. If they were as bad as some people say, they wouldn't win as many awards as they do.
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