You Can Watch Six Minutes of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ in Two Weeks
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Warner Bros. announced that they'll be screening a six-minute prologue from "The Dark Knight Rises" in front of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" on December 16. Two things, though: (1) This is only in select theaters; and (2) it'll only be at specific IMAX locations. That's not terribly surprising considering that "Dark Knight Rises" was shot in IMAX, which Nolan much prefers to 3D in terms of more-bang-for-your-buck blockbuster filmmaking.
We're assuming by "prologue" they mean the first six minutes of the actual movie. We have to wonder if this intro will set up the fact that the new movie is set eight years after "The Dark Knight," which is about the only concrete plot point we know at this point. In other words, we shouldn't expect this prologue to give away a whole heck of a lot; mostly it's coming our way to get us excited for the movie and to get us excited about the fact that the final film will be in IMAX. But, honestly, if you told us the whole thing was only going to be playing on View-Masters, we'd be there.