The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Prologue: Is Bane a Problem?

While reviews of The Dark Knight Rises trailer video so far have been overwhelmingly positive, fans and critics do have one small worry about the film’s mysterious villain Bane, played by actor Tom Hardy. The problem is that the masked bad guy famous for breaking Batman’s back isn’t always the easiest to understand. In fact, at some point in the film, rumor has it, he is damn near unintelligible.

There is no question that The Dark Knight Rises trailer video is thrilling fun and bodes very well for the movie being a great ride. The dark, heavy feel of the trailer gifts us with an intriguing sense of foreboding. Tom Hardy as Bane is as threatening of an evil Batman villain as one could wish (maybe not up to Heath Ledger as the Joker standards, but who can really top that?). Anne Hathaway is beautiful and delicious to watch as Catwoman Selina Kyle. And, of course, Christian Bale is back as a Batman who is both hero and human in equal parts and all the more poignant for being so.

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The Dark Knight Rises Poster Versus The Amazing Spider-Man Poster

Two more new major superhero movies are on the way and it is hard to decide which one to look forward to more. Hell, it’s hard enough to figure out which poster to like better! First there is The Amazing Spider-Man poster, featuring star Andrew Garfield hanging off a wall. Then there is Chris Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises poster, featuring a dark image of Tom Hardy‘s villain Bane standing over a broken batman mask.

The Amazing Spider-Man is a brand new reboot of the Spider-Man comic mythology, while The Dark Knight Rises is the end of an era of Chris Nolan batman movies starring Christian Bale. While it would be somewhat honest to say it’s getting tired to see Hollywood rehashing the same superheroes over and over and over — well, they keep making money off of doing it. I admit, I’ll probably be seeing both of these movies myself. I’m a superhero addict, I just can’t help myself.

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