UPDATE: The HD official version is now posted.
It’s here! It was really just a matter of time but today is the day and the first official teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has arrived online in all its glory!
The trailer doesn’t show off a whole lot and is mainly made up of voiceovers and cryptic title cards. In terms of actual scenes from the film, we see Gordon lying in a hospital bed telling us something about evil rising, a quick shot of Bane and a fight at the end between Batman and what looks to be a rather menacing opponent (likely Bane).
Overall, I’m not terribly satisfied with what we get. Sure, it’s only a teaser but The Dark Knight Rises is arguably the biggest film of the decade. I was expecting a lot more. We really see nothing in terms of story/plot and even actual footage is pretty scarce. The quick shot of Bane is pretty cool and the tease for the fight scene right near the end is very promising but I think that they spent way too much time with the Gordon scene. You can barely make out what he’s saying and we’re don’t even know for sure who he is talking to. Is it Batman, Bruce Wayne, someone else?
Once again though, it’s only a teaser and the film is still over a year away. I’m sure the next trailer will be a lot better and while it’s great to finally get a first look at the film, I can’t help but to feel a bit underwhelmed by what we get here, especially since there was a lot of build up/anticipation for it. Granted, this is The Dark Knight Rises so I’ll take what I can get, but I definitely would have liked to see them put in a bit more actual footage.
Plus, a bit of the footage here isn’t even from the film, it’s from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. While I can understand wanting to include footage from those films, when the teaser is only a minute and a half, it really should be made up of scenes entirely from The Dark Knight Rises, not from previous films in the series.
It’s not like the studio really has anything to be worried about either. Even if they gave just a couple more scenes away, people are going to see this film regardless, it doesn’t matter how much the trailer shows off. For a film of this scale, I was really hoping for more.
Maybe it’s just me though. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20, 2012.