THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Receives Standing Ovation At First Screening

Updated! An advanced screening of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises took place earlier today and the first reactions are extremely positive. Click the jump for more reactions.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/6/2012


Based on the first reactions to The Dark Knight Rises we can expect a truly spectacular third and final film in the Batman series from Christopher Nolan. Also you might be surprised to hear about elements in the film being controversial, while other scenes are so heavy they brough some to tears.








Tom McAuliffe - "9 out of 10 for me. I'd put Amazing Spider-Man at a 7.5 and Avengers at an 8.5"



In reaction to who had the best moments - TomMcAuliffe - "Bane for sure."

"The trilogy is greater than the sum of its parts, and for me the 3rd was the very best part of the whole story. Dark knight is a classic in its own right - it stands alone, but in this trilogy, and as a closer, this film exceeds. It's an ending that presents opportunity for thought for sure. Risky/tough story well told, brilliantly acted, great cinematography, awesome score."

"To your original question - there are things I criticize in every film, but this one measures high on many measures. There will be some surprises but not big ones, the beauty of the film is how well it tells the story. Tom Hardy was incredible as Bane, the storyline was fantastic. I think the Joker is far more iconic than Bane, with more memorable quotes, but this story was great, including Bane's origin. Godfather 3 never happened. Xmen 3 & Spider-Man 3 were awful, this film was the perfect final chapter in the trilogy."




As far as audience reaction, there were only 40-50 ppl in attendance (mostly critics), but there was applause and I leaned over and shook Michael Uslan's hand and congratulated him when his name appeared in the credits. I, myself, cried twice...once out of sadness and once out of pure geeky uncontrollable happiness. - DKRSHH





The Description Below Features MILD SPOILERS!


SHH's KnightOfTheFall - Bane, whilst nowhere near as impressive as Joker, was an excellent choice for a bad guy. This guy is pure malevolence. There is a particularly violent moment which involves bane and a poor wall street dude. It's something all parents need to be aware of before taking kids. Selina was great and Hathaway nailed the character and made her own interpretation but there are many little traits from past origins that come into play. JGL is not robin nor does he appear in the suit. He is just an idealistic beat cop. Nothing more. His character is handled and written well. Bale was excellent as Batman and finally, The Bat Voice, is done with justice. It's not as forced as it was previously. Action scenes were excellent and truly make this move epic. The last 20 minutes with Batman and Bane are some of the finest fight scenes I've ever seen in a superhero movie. The camera is pulled back and slowed down to show the blows.




The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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Ric - 7/6/2012, 10:40 AM
first! CANT WAIT!!!
CBMJamie - 7/6/2012, 10:41 AM
FIRST!!! AWESOME NEWS!!!
CBMJamie - 7/6/2012, 10:41 AM
dayum, beaten 2 it LOL
GuardianAngel - 7/6/2012, 10:41 AM
They should seek tickets to Marvelites to kiss Nolan's ass.
LoudNoises - 7/6/2012, 10:41 AM
Damnit, I wanna see this movie! lol
donkeythrower - 7/6/2012, 10:41 AM
Knew it would be great
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/6/2012, 10:42 AM
Nice! But that "controversial" comment scares me.
CaptainObvious - 7/6/2012, 10:42 AM
SmellofDuty - 7/6/2012, 10:42 AM
So much win! Gah I can't wait!
GraGar - 7/6/2012, 10:43 AM
Sadness, you say?
LoudNoises - 7/6/2012, 10:43 AM
The controversial part intrigues me. I think it's safe to say we are in for some surprises.
RexSplode - 7/6/2012, 10:45 AM
The controversial part will be the inclusion of Joker/Nightwing played by JGL. But don't we all think that already?
ABLEE337 - 7/6/2012, 10:47 AM
Great, but the question is, is it better than the Avengers?
DraculaX - 7/6/2012, 10:47 AM
controversial= Batman dying. Calling it.
UrbanKnight - 7/6/2012, 10:48 AM
In yo face hater!
ItsATrap - 7/6/2012, 10:49 AM
great to hear this. i'm feeling a very odd combination of excitement, nervousness, and fear when it comes to this movie.
i've said it once and i'll say it again: i am open to the idea of Nolan killing Bruce Wayne if it furthers the story.
hence the fear.
Giznad - 7/6/2012, 10:49 AM
i'm really excited for this movie. I really am. But this movie just contains douchebags. That's all. Christian Bale...sorry...I loved American Psycho but he's still a douche(he sounded like Mel Gibson but sober), and Matthew Modine? Ugh. And Anne Hathaway is one of those dorky looking broads that thinks she's hot(which she almost is). And Nolan? Idk, man. Maybe he's the coolest dude ever I haven't hung out with. Maybe he's a douche. But with The Avengers and even Spider-Man, no one came off as douchey to me. I would hang out with Joss Whedon. But Nolan just comes off as an elitist. I'm still REALLY excited, man. But I could deal without everyone's crappy attitudes.
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 7/6/2012, 10:50 AM
Wow. Sounding good. Can't wait for the 20th.
whoelsebutkevin - 7/6/2012, 10:50 AM
Uh oh my dream is coming true.
UrbanKnight - 7/6/2012, 10:50 AM
Haters plural. since it quite a few of you.lol
GoILL - 7/6/2012, 10:52 AM
@RexSplode or like Duke has said a few times when they make Selina actually Talia.
merrillmind - 7/6/2012, 10:52 AM
SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!
SPOILERS DO NOT READ PAST IF YOUR
NOT LOOKING FOR BIG SPOILERS!
Courtesey of SuperHeroHype Forums
Just got back in from a screening. In one simple word, TDKR is incredible.

Nolan has completely nailed a PERFECT end to this series. Everything is EPIC - the score, the action, the emotional triggers - all epic.

Bane, whilst nowhere near as impressive as Joker, was an excellent choice for a bad guy. This guy is pure malevolence. There is a particularly violent moment which involves bane and a poor wall street dude. It's something all parents need to be aware of before taking kids.

Selina was great and Hathaway nailed the character and made her own interpretation but there are many little traits from past origins that come into play.

JGL is not robin nor does he appear in the suit. He is just an idealistic beat cop. Nothing more. His character is handled and written well.

Bale was excellent as Batman and finally, The Bat Voice, is done with justice. It's not as forced as it was previously.

Action scenes were excellent and truly make this move epic. The last 20 minutes with Batman and Bane are some of the finest fight scenes I've ever seen in a superhero movie. The camera is pulled back and slowed down to show the blows.

SPOILERS OVER

Sounds AMAZING July 20th! YES!
coderaven - 7/6/2012, 10:52 AM
@ABLEE337

Two different types of movies, can't be compared.

You can't compare the
Power Rangers vs The God Father.
Ric - 7/6/2012, 10:53 AM
UrbanKnight - 7/6/2012, 10:53 AM
Giznad@ to me Whedon comes of as insecure like rubs his success in peoples faces. idk why? Could be wrong about him, he is talented.
LoudNoises - 7/6/2012, 10:53 AM
@merrillmind

AHHHH!!! NO SPOILERS!!! Its so hard not to look, please take it down, lol.
UrbanKnight - 7/6/2012, 10:55 AM
Woah! merrillmind is that thing real?? i almost read it!
UrbanKnight - 7/6/2012, 10:57 AM
"Its really impressive seeing the great buzz coming from a room full of critics.

But if they kill off Batman it will ultimately prove that Nolan gives less than two shits about the source material."

I doubt that will happen ramonsito, i dont think he'll deviate that far from the source.
UrbanKnight - 7/6/2012, 10:58 AM
Tea@ is it REALLY spoilerish!!?
GoILL - 7/6/2012, 10:58 AM
Damn it's hard not to read those spoilers.
merrillmind - 7/6/2012, 10:59 AM
Yeah @tea sounds like a phenomenal film
what a footing end to a historic year in
Comic Book Films
UrbanKnight - 7/6/2012, 11:00 AM
My funkin heart rate is up n sh!t!lol
I was paitiently hopefully waiting for this day.
113 - 7/6/2012, 11:00 AM
I hope this means that WB/DC will in fact hire Nolan to oversee the entire adaptation of DC heroes from comics to film. I think he could make a gritty, "real world" universe for DC characters (that doesn't necessarily mean that every character is going to be dark, like Batman though).

If TDKR is a critical success (as it seems it will be) and Man of Steel can also live up to the high expectations than I think that'll seal it, Nolan is the right man for the job.

Pay him anything he wants WB, he knows how to write, direct, and craft a well rounded coherent story with good dialogue. He also obviously has a huge eye for talent. Look at all the movies he's made in his career, almost never has he miscast someone. I'd say his worst casting mistake was probably Katie Holmes in Batman Begins.

The dude knows how to make great stories and shape those stories into movies, no doubt about it.


Make him DC's equivalent to Kevin Feidge + Joss Whedon. DO IT NOW.
GoILL - 7/6/2012, 11:00 AM
@UrbanKnight Just read them (couldn't resist lol)nothing to bad in there IMHO.
sonofsamadams - 7/6/2012, 11:00 AM
I think the whole Controversal thing rests with Bane's 'brotherhood'. Other than that, it sounds like this'll be an Oscar contender.
LoudNoises - 7/6/2012, 11:00 AM
Your killing me here @merrillmind!!! lol
Mrcool210 - 7/6/2012, 11:00 AM
riiiiight
Mrcool210 - 7/6/2012, 11:02 AM
you know theres a little thing people could be doing called lying
thanos83 - 7/6/2012, 11:02 AM
Can wait for the batwing sequence
TH3TRUTH007 - 7/6/2012, 11:02 AM
to all you baseless haters out there if you feel a slight stinging feeling on your neck it just means that you're all out of hateraid but if you need a little boost we have plenty of bat-nipples for you to suck on to make you feel that much worse....
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