Last night MTV hosted their annual movie award ceremony, one of the only movie awards shows where thirteen year old girls with limited taste get to decide the outcome.
This is only marginally worse than the Academy Awards, where men and women older than your grandparents get to decide the outcome. They're both still a huge improvement on The Golden Globes, where corrupt starfuckers decide the outcome.
I digress, during the broadcast a new Dark Knight Rises TV spot aired.
Click here to go to our trailers page, it's the one at the bottom, but be sure to come back because there are some cool little extras below.
The TV spot is another good one. The music sends chills, I sincerely hope that's s piece of Hans Zimmer's score, the new footage is fun (especially seeing Catwoman help Batman take down a hired goon) and it's cut together with real drive.
I am really starting to see a recurring theme with Bane's actions in the limited footage shown (to their credit, they have done quite well at recycling footage and cutting down on the spoilers). Every target appears to be someone in a position of power or privilege; he is attacking millionaire athletes, politicians and stockbrokers. Is Bane a crusader for the 99% after all?
I can't imagine that is his sole game plan because how many audience members are going to root for Batman if he's defending the 1%? I assume Bane's attack on Gotham has broader implications than bloodying the nose of the rich and the powerful.
In other news: Cinema chain AMC's website appears to have spilled the beans on the final run time for The Dark Knight Rises, as seen below (click to enlarge).
2 hours 45 minutes. That's 12 minutes longer than The Dark Knight, which ran for 2 hours 33 minutes. This is truly is an epic conclusion, after all. Be sure to do a lot of stretches before you sit down.
Finally: Remember these posters?
Well, a clever, industrious fan (if anyone can identify the source, let me know and I will credit accordingly) knocked up a series of companion posters to these, highlighting Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine and the visionary behind this saga: Christopher Nolan. That may seem strange but when you consider Lars Von Trier actually did this for Melancholia (via Cinemablend), it seems far less indulgent when it's just a fan paying tribute.
Check them out below and, as always, click to enlarge.