The 40 to 50 people who saw a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in the U.S. last week were told not to publish reviews until the day before the film’s official release on July 20. Some, however, took to Twitter, Facebook and internet forums to express their enthusiasm, though many posts were later removed without explanation.
“The Dark Knight Rises has just finished screening for the press and critics, receiving a STANDING OVATION!!!” wrote “YouTube reviewer” Lauren Hiestand (@nickcarterroxs) on Twitter. Another fan, Tom McAuliffe (@tommcauliffe) added: “So much awesome … can’t wait to see it again. And again. And 9 out of 10 for me. I’d put Amazing Spider-Man at a 7.5 and Avengers at an 8.5.”