The Dark Knight Rises trailer, is this really the end?
The new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises delivers a great feeling throughout it, until the joke at the end of course and one that's already been broken by the fact we've just seen the punch line. As it is I'd have been much happier if the trailer had stayed on the track it was going, the downbeat, disheartened and lost tone.
It does well at pointing to a rising back up from the low that the trailer clearly shows us the character is in, and you have to be intrigued by the comment of Batman when he says there's just one thing left for him to give the people of Gotham.
Is that hope? Or is that his own life? To be a true legend could mean the death of Batman, but at the same time it would mean the legend could never be destroyed. Could that be the last thing he has to give?
"Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story...and in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story ... unlike the comics, these things dont go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful."
There are a lot of comments in that article that would suggest an end rather than a handing over to the next team or the next Batman, and considering that the character of Bane has done some terrible things to Batman in the comics, some story ending things in reality, this could be a very final end for our Batman, after all Bruce Wayne is a man and weve seen Bruce Wayne killed in the comic books, dying as he tries to save what he stands for.
This could be the end of The Dark Knight Rises, it could be the end of this Bruce Wayne as Batman, but as the comic books have stated its not the end of the Legend, its the beginning.
The new trailer is really strong, I do love it and the build up for The Dark Knight Rises is getting almost too much to bear, this has got to be the biggest film of the summer, hasn't it?
Mind you I wasn't sold on the light hearted moment at the end of the trailer, did it really need that after the excellent tone of the rest of it? When it did deliver the punch line is something we've just seen a couple of shots before. It felt Hollywood and there was no need for it.
Anyway, here's the excellent trailer for The Dark Knight Rises through TrailerAddict:
What do you think? How final is the end going to be?