“I’m not afraid… I’m angry.”
I gotta say that this latest trailer has got me PUMPED! All the other trailers were a nice tease of what we all expect, but this trailer has everything! Leave your comments below.
The first two Batman movies should have been enough to dispel any doubts in the franchise. However, since the early images of Bane and Catwoman hit the airwaves, we have still managed to conjure up criticism. This new trailer should prove that the third installment will be nothing but epic. In fact, epic may be an understatement. In Nolan we trust.
Alberto Falcone is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. As the serial killer the Holiday Killer, he is an enemy of Batman. He is featured in the Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale series’ Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory. – Wikipedia
Gordon’s role in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has been revealed as none other than ‘Alberto Falcone’, son of ‘Carmine Falcone’ from ‘Batman Begins’.
Christopher Nolan announced more casting decisions in regards to The Dark Knight Rises. Anne Hathaway as the slinky Selina Kyle aka: Catwoman. Tom Harding (Inception) has been cast as the drug induced, brawler Bane. Harding was right at home in Nolan’s Inception last year. Doe-eyed Hathaway is not known for such ‘dark’ films as Nolan’s gravitas-heavy Batman so this should be interesting. Thoughts?
Below were past rumors from last year:
Natalie Portman and Blake Lively are fan favorites to be Batman’s love interest or villain.
But which character do you want to see as Catwoman? Actresses Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz are also on a short list for the unknown role in the upcoming Dark Knight movie.
The director of “300” and “Watchmen” will work side-by-side with producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, the tandem that pulled the Batman character back toward cinematic credibility with the films “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” the latter grossing more than $1 billion at theaters worldwide. David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”) is writing the script and shares the story credit with Nolan.
The producing team also includes Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight”) and Deborah Snyder , the director’s wife and filmmaking partner. Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures will executive produce. Snyder is best known for R-rated fare — with the exception of the just-released “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” — but he said his passion for comics and a character that dates back to 1938 likely earned him the coveted job of relaunching the signature franchise.
“I can’t say why they came to me other than the fact that they know I have a fondness for the character and a real desire to understand him and present him to a new audience,” Snyder said. “The challenge is huge but you know with Chris and Emma and Debbie I have a lot of people I can rely on. And Chris and David have given this the shape with a great story. It is a hard character to crack.”
Snyder met Nolan at ShoWest in Las Vegas in March and their conversations about the possibilities of the Superman revival gathered momentum through the months. The modern superhero cinema puts an emphasis on dark antiheroes and haunted souls, such as Batman and Wolverine, or lovable hard-luck cases, such as Spider-Man and Hellboy while Superman has been dismissively described as a “big blue Boy Scout” for his wholesome aura and that classic mission statement of fighting for ”truth, justice and the American way.” The perception that the character may have a bigger past than future may have been reinforced by the solid but unspectacular success of Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns“ in 2006.
Snyder said the modern movie mode does present a challenge in a pop-culture era of Red Dead Redemption and “Inception” but he refuses to think that a character that rivals Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus in recognizability can ever be considered a relic. “I think he is viable, yes,” Snyder said. “He endures. We all want to know, ‘How will he come to us now?’ He is the biggest and the baddest of them all. The greatest of them all, right? We all want to know how the next chapter takes shape. I want to know how it will take shape.”
– Geoff Boucher
Wow. I don’t even know where to start with Inception. I can’t help feel a little inadequate trying to review this film with only one viewing but here goes. Inception is the latest masterpiece to emerge from the mind of Christopher Nolan. With a lineage of impressive movies like Memento, Prestige, and Dark Knight, Nolan was sure to wow viewers with this mind bending tale which is a mix between Dreamscape and Oceans 11. In many ways, this is also like a ’fixed’ version of the Scorsese’s awful mess of Shutter Island. Looks like for Leo that 2nd time is a charm.
Inception is about a team of dream ninjas led by Cobb (Dicaprio) whose job it is to steal corporate secrets by entering via dreams. A heist is presented to Cobb which involves a high risk procedure called ’inception’ which is planting an idea instead of stealing it. This is a much more complicated process which involves entering multiple layers of the sub-conscience and potentially could result in becoming a brain-dead vegetable for Cobb and his team.
First of all, Inception is the reason why I started reviewing movies in the first place. It’s a film that truly stretches the imagination and possibilities way beyond the 2 hour viewing time in the theater. Nolan beautifully displays how to tell an innovative story that is very complex but not incomprehensible. Inception is basically a high-brow bank heist with multiple layers for the team to navigate. There is a genius plot device of how each layer of consciousness translates into longer stretches of time than the previous layer. So an hour in one layer may feel like a week in the layer below. This formula would exponentially multiply the deeper you go in. It’s strange to comprehend but Nolan uses it to brilliantly unfold the story with gripping tension. There is a scene involving a falling van which I thought was one of the most simple yet creative sequences in decades.
The only way to make a movie like this work is with a lot of exposition which is allowed through the eyes of newcomer Ariadne (Ellen Page). Because of the unfamiliar territory of this reality, the ‘rules’ of this world have to be clearly explained and must be dogmatically committed. Normally, I have a strict ‘show don’t tell’ policy but surprisingly, the screenplay does an excellent job at working through the layers and layers of exposition early on in the story. With the precision of an instruction manual, it is clear what you can and can not do while dreaming- and for the most part it works with satisfaction. Nolan does a thorough job reinforcing all of these strange ideas and making sure that it matters to the plot. It particularly builds to the final scene which leaves you wondering (and dreaming) what really happened.
The images crafted for this movie are truly ground breaking. It’s low tech compared to Cameron’s Avatar which shows you the importance of ‘practical’ effects rather than CGI. Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s ‘wire-fu’work was some of the most convincing effects I have seen in a long time.
There are many other strengths to list too. Leo spits out another excellent performance as his typical tormented, self loathing anti-hero type. The supporting cast is strong, the music is even stronger, and the pacing is almost perfect.
I had some minor quibbles, like the final action sequence feeling a little bit too much like an uninteresting James Bond film with all the skiing. Nolan’s continual weak link is his female casting. I love Ellen Page but she can’t quite match the emotional force of the movie. There are also a lot of loose ends which isn’t necessarily bad but I felt I wasted some emotional energy trying to sort out all the rabbit trails. Perhaps a second viewing will help it.
All in all, Inception is the stuff that we only dream of. I think it is the best movie of 2010 and only makes me anticipate Nolan’s future work. If Nolan were to steal anything in my dream, it would be my wish that he make the next Superman movie