Posts Tagged ‘Dark Knight Rises’

CBF 38 : SDCC and Dark Knight Rises

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

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Loads to talk about as Jon Stump makes his return to the show to discuss tons of news.

We first get into the unfortunate tragedy of the Aurora, Colorado shooting at a midnight premiere of Dark Knight Rises. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families and loved ones of the victims.

Then we talk about the last of the Christopher Nolan trilogy and what it brought to the table. The highs, the lows, the flaws, the crying butlers – it’s all here.

And then of course there’s the 800-pound gorilla of a convention in San Diego that transpired a couple of weeks ago. We discuss each publisher’s announcements (or lack thereof) and get into some concerns about the lack of comics in a “Comic Con”.

Music provided by No Definite Time – Life Before

BREAKING : 14 Dead, 50 Wounded At ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Screening in Colorado

Friday, July 20th, 2012

You never want to hear this story…ever.

We just learned that there was a shooting at an Aurora, Colorado midnight screening of Dark Knight Rises, reportedly resulting in 14 dead and 50 wounded. Reports say the gunman wore a gas mask, tossed some sort of smoke bomb or tear gas, then opened fire. Cell phone videos have been popping up of the scene, showing teenagers coming out of the theater with blood on their faces.

A suspect has been arrested, but there’s not much else we know so far. This is absolutely tragic and not something you want to hear about on moviegoers looking just to enjoy the new movie. We at Comic Book Fury send out our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families during this tragic time.

The Dark Knight Rises – Why It Matters

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Amidst the Marvel dominance with Avengers and a reboot in Spider-Man coming up, it’s been easy to discount this other smaller movie coming out in late July called Dark Knight Rises. Nobody knows what to expect and some claim it won’t live up to the hype that Dark Knight produced in 2008. I think you can agree though that there are things that make it stand out as another big billion dollar contender for the box office:

1) The Hype – The perception for the last movie was that it got its big build and hype off of the unfortunate death of Heath Ledger in early 2008. While Heath’s Joker certainly had the biggest impact on the movie, you can’t take away the incredible work put into the direction of the story and characters via an incredible director in Christopher Nolan and a great writer in David Goyer. Being able the wield that many moving parts in a 150-minute movie is an astounding achievement. Same goes for Batman Begins in 2005 – it’s what started getting Batman back to his Dark Knight elements in movie form. People took notice, it’s what made Dark Knight what it was, and it will certainly do that with DKR.

2) The Mystery – It’s been told that there are elements of Knightfall, Dark Knight Returns, and No Man’s Land laid out in this movie. Beyond that and the trailers we’ve seen of imploding football fields and mass riots, there’s really no telling where this story can lead. I think that alone is enough of a hype to get people excited about the movie. In this day and age of social media, it can be very difficult to keep any secrets from leaking out. This has the opportunity to knock people’s socks off and keep them talking about its story for years to come.

3) The Potential – Sure, all movies have potential to do great (ok, sorry – Batman & Robin never had a chance), but there’s a lot to bank on when you have such talent at your disposal. Whether it’s your director, well-ranged actors in Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine, or a well-crafted story that seems like it’s going to tie back into the first movie, you can’t help but expect the best from this franchise.

Those are my thoughts at least. Now I turn to you, reading audience. What’s your expectation of DKR? Like? Dislike? More grizzled voices by Mr. Bale?

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First Look at Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Yesterday, we got Superman looking like he wants to punch somebody. Today, we get the first reveal of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in next summer’s The Dark Knight Rises:

Ummmm……yeah. It’s only the first pic we have, but I’m not getting the Catwoman vibe just yet. More looks like she stole a costume from the Tron universe and wants to do racing in Gotham. Guess we’ll have to wait for more pics and a newer trailer to see what Ms. Hathaway can provide.