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Bootleggers Post Teaser Trailer for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

It seems that nothing pertaining to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises can truly happen unless it goes viral. That’s also the case for its teaser trailer. Set to hit theaters on Friday with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, some eager movie theater employees have done us the "favor" of checking out the real ahead of time, and you can check it out below along with some commentary.

This is easily one of the most elaborate teasers to hit in quite some time, making trailers for the aforementioned “Deathly Hallows – Part 2” look like promos for a Fox Searchlight release in comparison. All of the bombast really feels like way too much, and to be fair, it’s all a bit confusing. Even so, we’ll try our best to decipher what’s going down.

Better Quality Trailer from Cralos matias on Vimeo.

For the most part, we see flashbacks of what appears to be footage from Nolan’s previous “Batman” films, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Gary Oldman speaks, almost incoherently, about how Batman needs to return. Check out the actual transcription of what he and Christian Bale say, courtesy of Crazy Critics, because it gets a little tricky to figure out what’s being said:

“Gordon: We were in this together, then you were gone…….Now this Evil rises. The Batman…..HAS to come back.(all this is said in a very raspy voice, in much pain)

Bruce/Batman(its not shown who he’s talking to, so don’t know in which form Bruce is visiting him in. My guess would be as Bruce Wayne) : What if he doesn’t exist anymore?”

Last but not least, we’re treated to that eerie chanting that was earlier leaked online.

So, the words that appear on the screen tease; the music swells and builds tension; the dialogue, when you can understand it, peaks the curiosity of the viewer. Unfortunately, making heads or tails of anything that happens here is still a bit of a reach at this point. Of course, there’s a certain charm in what’s being done here, as such confusion is exactly what the marketing is going for.

The Dark Knight Rises
is currently slated for release on July 20, 2012, so it still remains to be seen how long it’ll be until we get an in-depth look at what’s in store for Nolan’s final “Batman” flick.


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