So The Dark Knight Rises opened up a lot of debating amongst drunken friends on a friday night over whether it was disappointing or the perfect ending to the The Dark Knight trilogy. In recent memory only Prometheus and, oh, I don’t know, Pitch Perfect? have sparked such a debate. Well some folks got together and decided that to prove to anyone who likes TDK they have to at least come to terms with the gratuitous amount of mistakes in the movie, they would make a video that runs down every sinful error Chris Nolan and Co. made bringing Batman and Bane to life.
And I’ve got to admit, as someone who loved TDK but agree that it still had some questionable plot points, they’ve got a point here.
Relive the excitement; Relive the action; Relive the strange disappointment–The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray is upon us on December 4th. I was lucky enough to get mine early and already have a paused still of Marion Cotillard frozen into the screen of my TV for some unknown reason. Besides a glorious print of the movie and Wally Pfister’s (fist her? I hardly know her! athankyou) beautiful photography, the disc has more extras than the film has questionable plot holes.
Released early is one of those extras–a behind-the-scenes sequence detailing how Anne Hathawaytrained and prepared for the role of Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. I’m still hoping to find the extra behind-the-scenes footage of her trying to squeeze her tight little body into that leather jumpsuit, but until then, enjoy the video above.
The Dark Knight Rises was released months ago. That’s like 12 years in movie terms. But that doesn’t mean Christopher Nolan and his merry band of caped crusaders can’t continue to milk profits from the superhero sequel! It’s only right.
To be fair though, the posters are pretty sweet. You can check them out below and in the gallery above alongside 5 more movie posters from your favourite films that you have probably never seen before.
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Long before he took the reigns of directing Skyfall, Sam Mendes inspired a generation of emo kids to film plastic bags drifting in the wind with his influential film of suburban depravity American Beauty. And as Mendes now points out, he is just as good as taking inspiration as he is in giving it. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that The Dark Knight has been pretty influential across cinema over the last half a decade. So it’s no surprise to hear the former Mr. Kate Winslet to discuss how Christopher Nolan’s epic helped to shape his first Bond film.
“What Nolan proved was that you can make a huge movie that is thrilling and entertaining and has a lot to say about the world we live in, even if, in the case with The Dark Knight, it’s not even set in our world,” chimed Mendes. ” That did help give me the confidence to take this movie in directions that, without The Dark Knight, might not have been possible.”
Skyfall is out in the UK at the moment and will be with us early in November. You can check out these movies which were definitely inspired by The Dark Knight now though!
You saw everything that BatPod was capable of in The Dark Knight Rises, so no doubt building one of those things is going to be expensive.
Or is it?
A Vietnamese Batman (okay, he’s not really Batman, but he’s a local who happens to be one of Batman’s biggest fans) built his own BatPod and it actually looks pretty good. Of course, it doesn’t have the features of Bruce Wayne’s on-screen BatPod, because, let’s face it–some of them are decades ahead than what our currently technology would allow us.
What this guy did was take scraps of metal and forge it together to come up with this BatPod. It’s out-of-this-world, truly one-of-a-kind, and it even has that spinning thing at the back, just to add to the whole effect.
The best part? It only cost him $480 to put the entire thing together. Check out the video above to see Vietnamese Batman take his BatPod for a spin. Who knows? It might just inspire you to build your own BatPod.
The Dark Knight left a lot of people wondering what had become of Batman after he took the fall for the death of Harvey Dent. Christopher Nolan pieced everything together and tied up all the loose ends in the chilling conclusion to his epic Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.
There were a lot of new faces in the movie (like Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake and Anne Hathaway‘s Selina Kyle), but a lot of familiar ones returned to watch Bane burn Gotham City to the ground. Cillian Murphy’s Scarecrow came back to play judge while Liam Neeson also made an appearance as Ra’s al Ghul (even though he was merely a figment of Bruce Wayne’s imagination.)
But throughout all this, where was the Joker? It’s understandable that he was left out of the movie given what happened in real life (with all respect to Heath Ledger), but story-wise, what ever happened to the insane criminal mastermind? Read more… »
The flashback scenes in The Dark Knight Rises explained how Bane got his scars and injuries, but they didn’t shed any light as to how he got his mask or why he needed it in the first place. Costume designer Linda Hemming revealed a few tidbits from the movie that ended up getting cut, but she wasn’t aware that they weren’t in the actual movie because she didn’t go see it yet!
Hemming explained that Bane was already wearing an early version of his gas mask and waist belt when he was learning how to fight, Batman-style. And even without a bulletproof vest, Bane still had to wear a waist belt and braces because of his injuries.
If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.
I won’t elaborate on it too much, because it isn’t in the film, but there was another section that showed you why he had the mask and where it came from.
– Linda Hemming, costume designer
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