Before it opens wide in the U.S., Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" has already become critics' darling. It has been reported that on Friday, July 6, the highly anticipated Batman film held a press screening which resulted in a standing ovation. Multiple critics had nothing but good words for the pic as they posted their positive reviews on Twitter and Facebook.
"The Dark Knight Rises has just finished screening for the press and critics, receiving a STANDING OVATION!!!," film reviewer Lauren Hiestand wrote, as highlighted by Comic Book Movie. Another critic, Marco Gennuso, gushed, "If this does not break the mold and win Best Picture, no comic book movie ever will #TDKR."
Tom McAuliffe, meanwhile, tweeted, "Just finished the screening of Dark Knight Rises...so much awesome...can't wait to see it again. And again. 9 out of 10 for me. I'd put Amazing Spider-Man at a 7.5 and Avengers at an 8.5."
McAuliffe elaborated further, "The trilogy is greater than the sum of its parts, and for me the 3rd was the very best part of the whole story. Dark knight is a classic in its own right - it stands alone, but in this trilogy, and as a closer, this film exceeds. It's an ending that presents opportunity for thought for sure. Risky/tough story well told, brilliantly acted, great cinematography, awesome score."
"To your original question - there are things I criticize in every film, but this one measures high on many measures. There will be some surprises but not big ones, the beauty of the film is how well it tells the story."
"Tom Hardy was incredible as Bane, the storyline was fantastic. I think the Joker is far more iconic than Bane, with more memorable quotes, but this story was great, including Bane's origin. Godfather 3 never happened. Xmen 3 & Spider-Man 3 were awful, this film was the perfect final chapter in the trilogy."
Additionally, The Dark Knight Rises Hype group on Facebook wrote, "As far as audience reaction, there were only 40-50 ppl in attendance (mostly critics), but there was applause and I leaned over and shook Michael Uslan's hand and congratulated him when his name appeared in the credits. I, myself, cried twice...once out of sadness and once out of pure geeky uncontrollable happiness."
As the Caped Crusader movie kept receiving pouring compliments from the critics, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled a brand new IMAX spot which focuses on Bane's attack to Gotham. Starring Christian Bale as Batman and Tom Hardy as Bane, the much awaited comic book movie will hit theaters nationwide on July 20.