New “Dark Knight”: It’s Pretty Bleak, Kids

In four days, by all reports audiences will be streaming in droves to see “The Avengers,” a big, rousing, brightly-colored superhero movie filled with aliens, Norse gods, and giant green rage monsters. Before that movie begins, however, they’ll see the trailer for a very different kind of superhero movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.” That trailer was just released on the web, the culmination of a viral marketing campaign that began this morning. The preview paints a bleak, almost nihilistic picture of what awaits audiences on July 20. I think it’s safe to say from the new trailer that the movie needs to be seen in IMAX.

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