that american football scene looks cool :O)
This is going to be huge. Don’t like those ugly little tanks tho.
Football doesn’t seem very Batman-esque
Feh. More of the same. Can’t imagine bothering with this crap anymore. And that batsuit only looks sillier with each passing film.
Although that football scene looked pretty cool.
Not a good trailer, but after the quality of the first two films, Nolan deserves the benefit of the doubt.
this seems to address the economic crisis
first one i want to see
^ that’s what I though too Dennis. It looks like Batman is going up against some hardcore looking OWS protestors. I hope this movie isn’t going to try to make me root for Batman – essentially a trust fund baby turned vigilante – against the villainous masses asking for economic equality? I’ll give Nolan the benefit of the doubt despite the meh trailer.
^^welcome back Post-Kyo :-)
i thought the stadium scene was exciting
I will always favor the poor (until I am rich anyway)
I cannot relate to Batman but at least he is not a morality wimp like Spiderman
Thanks Joks! ;)
Nolan got the benefit of the doubt from me 4 times already, for tedious overblown nonsense like MEMENTO, BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and the unspeakable INCEPTION. He’s worn out that particular bit of generosity on my part. He’s in the Wait For Video If At All folder for good now.
Executive: “So Mr. Nolan, what do you have planned for your Batman Finale?”
Christopher Nolan: “Well, I went online and I discovered something.”
Executive [leans forward, eagerly]: “Oh?”
Nolan: “Well, two things really.”
Nolan: “First, I discovered that geeks are really good at comparing my movie Inception to actually good art house movies that represent something resembling dreams.”
Executive: “Oh, well, we don’t worry about them, they don’t pay for movies anyway, they just download them. We’re working on that SOPA gig to clear them out of the way.”
Nolan: “Right. Well I found out another thing, and that is that they DO, in fact, like Batman.”
Executive: “So what?”
Nolan: “So if we don’t want them putting copies of this movie online, let’s make sure they don’t even want to watch the final Batman.”
Executive: “How? It’s friggin’ BATMAN.”
Nolan: “Two words: American football.”
Executive: “Don’t you mean, ‘football.’”
Nolan: “Sir, I’m British. Nerds still like real football.”
Executive: “So you’re saying…?”
Nolan: “I’m saying I haven’t aggroed Batman enough into a manly man’s Batman. The nerds still like him, but still care that I don’t give a rat’s ass about making surrealist art when I would rather explore the subconscious of manly men.”
Executive: “So…. football.”
Nolan: " American football. Yes."
Executive: “And that’ll prevent downloading?”
Nolan: “One can only hope.”
Executive: “…. Eh, give it a try. In the meantime, I’m still working on SOPA.”
Executive: “Wow that actually worked. Weird.”
Nolan: “So you know that scene in the original Superman movie where he kicks the football?”
Executive: “Ahahaha, I see what you’re saying…”
Nolan: “Yes. In Man of Steel, I’m taking that scene and running with it.”
Executive: “Sweet. Meanwhile, SOPA passed, so now I’m working on the LACROSSE act: ‘Let American Corporations Rule Online Streaming and Sales Everywhere’ Act.”
Nolan: “Nobody respects lacrosse.”
Executive: “Uh, well, I mean…”
Nolan: “Have I mentioned that the budget for my next film has to reach the half-billion dollar mark?”
Executive: “Whatever you wish for, Mr. Nolan.”
Epilogue the Second:
Executive: Receipt sales are in for Man of Steel and you did us a big one again, Mr. Nolan!"
Nolan: “Thank you, sir.”
Executive: “Also, I looked into your lacrosse assertion, and discovered that several Senators in fact played lacrosse in college. What do you think of that?”
Nolan: “Are those the secretly gay ones?”
Nolan: “The Senators. Are they secretly gay?”
Executive: “Uh… well no, actually. Quite the opposite in fact, they’re putting together a piece of anti-gay marriage legislation as we speak.”
Executive: “Oh come on. Don’t give me that look. How would you know anything about that?”
Nolan: “I make movies about the dark psychology of manly men.”
Executive: “FINE I’ll change the act name to something else. Anyway, what did you come to see me for?”
Nolan: “I am going to make a movie about Teddy Roosevelt.”
Executive: “Fantastic, how much do you want?”
Nolan: “$650 million.”
Executive: “Done and done. Just make sure Teddy plays football.”
Nolan: “Oh he will. He will.”
Blowing up a stadium is not protesting. Protesting inequality through acts of terrorism is ridiculous. Anyone who has any sensibility knows that such violence is pointless. Which is probably what Nolan is doing. The question is is how do you ethically deal with the problem?
^ None of that really concerns the summer blockbuster and fanboy crowds that will put this movie thru the stratosphere.
^ Neither will the people who seem to view the world in abstract Left/Right hemispheres.
It’s a big ethical dilemma and I wish people would take it more seriously.
look, seeing Catwoman’s very OWS whisper to Batman, and the vaguely guantanamo prisoners makes me wonder what they will do with it, will it be slightly fascist, etc. (my guess is that it will have elements for both sides, the filmmaker and studio will have their cake and eat it too). But so what, what is there to do, it’s a movie that will be a box office smash, the mass audience and the studio will both be happy. And all of this will be just a few months before the November election.
I don’t think Batman is responsible for Guantanamo Bay-esque imprisonment. The question I’m asking is how do you ethically deal with people who feel that the only way to get their way is through violence. You can’t win either way you see, as one decision will upset people on the other side of the political line. Politics and life become much grayer when it involves you. It’s a terrible situation and I don’t believe what Bane is doing is ethical do you?
This is actually why I respect Nolan quite a bit. His movies have us debating issues of ethics, violence, and politics before his movies even come out. And you know he intends it.
I’m extremely excited.
Unless the villain turns in a performance like Ledger, I’m not as excited about this (although I’ll probably see this).
HOWEVER, I’m very excited that the Kyo is back in “town!” :)
“that american football scene looks cool :O)”
Stadium terrorism is so Black Sunday, though.
Just watching it again, this is a really poor trailer imo. I’m surprised they even released it.
Not a huge fan of Nolan, but his films are generally entertaining, and even quite ambitious for blockbusters.
easier to admire than love from my point of view though.
Nolan won’t even have a cut ready for executives for something like four months. I don’t think we should be surprised.
Let us also keep in mind that trailers are not cut by the directors, at least not often.
This is a pretty classic “Looks like we finally got a coupla scenes together, let’s splice them together and get it out as a teaser,” jig here.
^^yeah, that’s why i said the trailer looked bad rather than the film, and why i also said ‘they’ instead of ‘he’ ;-)