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DARK KNIGHT RISES Prologue - Detailed Description

The fact that this is a detailed description of the the 6-minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises should tell you that if you read ahead you are going to enter Spoiler territory. I'm very excited about seeing this because everyone who recently saw it is saying how epically amazing it is. It sucks that we weren't invited out to see this thing, but whatever, I will eventually see it, and so will many of you. 

Total Film has posted a pretty in depth description of what was shown and it even includes some of the dialogue. This is the most detailed description I've seen from anywhere else which is why I decided to post it, so thanks to Total film for being awesome. 

Here ya go! If you decided to read ahead tell us what you think!

The opening piece of footage from the promo suggests that District Attorney Harvey Dent, who became Two Face in The Dark Knight, remains clear of the crimes he committed. Not good news for Batman who took the fall in his place.  

“I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone inspires us the way he did,” says Commissioner Gordon in a rerun of Dent's funeral eulogy.  

“Congratulations, you got yourself caught. Now what's the next step of your masterplan?” says a CIA agent. “Crashing this plane,” replies Bane, being entirely serious.  

He's certainly got the mystery of Keyser Söze given that the intelligence agencies seem to know very little about him. He's also pretty keen to hunt down the one man who might betray him. 

“If I pull that off will you die?” asks the CIA operative, suggesting not much is known even about Bane's mask. “It would be extremely painful,” Bane replies. 

“Have we started the fire?” asks one of Bane's henchman when he is asked to sacrifice his life. “The fire rages,” replies the crafty criminal. 

If shock waves could actually travel across the Internet then that's exactly what happened when the first image of Anne Hathaway's Catwoman was released. First impressions on seeing it on the big screen suggest that was an overreaction. 

..Hathaway only breezes across the screen for a second in her cowl but in a superhero series that edges towards realism she looks the part. She also gets a more sombre moment with a moody, troubled stare from the back of a moving car. Dare we say it's a bit Girl With A Cat Tattoo...

Here's another description from IGN...

The CIA is making a deal with local militia to turn Dr. Pavel over to them. Needless to say, Bane throws a wrench into the CIA's machine. 

The CIA picks up their prisoner, Dr. Pavel, from some local militia who also offer the spies a bonus: Three prisoners with ties to the notorious masked mercenary known as "Bane." As the CIA's black ops flight soars over the countryside, we soon realize the CIA agent (played by The Wire and Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen) is not as in control as he believes. 

One of the masked prisoners is in fact Bane. The CIA are, in fact, his prisoner. The CIA agents learn the hard way not to mess with Bane in a mid-air action sequence. 

Uses a set-piece that nods to the CIA "Skyhook" extraction maneuver Batman borrowed for his Hong Kong mission in the last film. 

Hardy's Bane voice sounded distinct and cool. 

There was brief new footage of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Selina Kyle, Christian Bale as Batman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's John Blake, the new Bat-aerial assault vehicle, massive brawling on the streets of wintry Gotham, and, of course, Hardy as Bane. The final awesome shot of Bane will send a chill up the spine of every Bat-fan!

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