I'm on the up and up.
Oh, and here're Time's thoughts on the prologue: http://entertainment.time.com/2011/1...ises-prologue/
So if you're like me and you have absolutely no legal way to view the prologue yet, here's their synopsis of the trailer, but I'm marking for spoilers, just in case.
| To summarize with as few spoilers as possible: The prologue begins near a rural runway, takes to the air on board a CIA airplane, pivots around a mid-air double-cross masterminded by our evil, mask-wearing villain Bane (Tom Hardy), and Ė like so many of Nolanís films Ė puts the emphasis on physicality and stunt work rather than computer-manipulated special effects. Think back to the rotating cityscape of Inception, the eerie billowing fog of Insomnia or the sonar night vision finale of The Dark Knight; Nolan structures his action scenes around simple concepts that afford striking visuals. So it seems appropriate that the most thrilling aspects of this opening sequence involve the most basic laws of physics: wind, speed, distance, height, orientation and tensile strength. As chaos erupts at 10,000 feet between multiple airplanes, itís hard telling where the live-action ends and the computer graphics begin. Most impressive to me was the depiction of what happens to the structure of an airplane when it goes from horizontal to vertical at hundreds of miles per hour.|
Following the linear narrative, this prologue also includes a one-minute rapid-fire montage of additional Dark Knight Rises imagery. We briefly see Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) in full Catwoman attire. There are multiple shots of the Batmobile ó racing, shooting, burning and, in one brief aside, flying. Fans of the Batman comic already know that once upon a time Bane broke Bruce Wayneís back, and thereís a brief homage to that fact near the end of the montage, as Bane drops a shattered Batman mask. Itís that image that exploded on the Internet yesterday, with the release of the cryptic new Dark Knight Rises poster (see above). Is it conceivable that Nolanís new epic would kill the Caped Crusader?