It’s official: everyone in the whole wide world thinks Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” is the second coming of Jesus. Well, okay, maybe not Jesus, but quite possibly the second coming of the dinosaurs. It’s good, let’s just put it this way. No, not good, but really, really good. Or at least, that seems to the be consensus from all the people who have seen and reviewed the movie. It’s so good, in fact, that Warner Bros. has been releasing videos out the wazoo for the film, not even concern that they’ll ruin anything about the movie for the fans. To that end, they’ve put out the first six minutes of the movie (you’ve seen it before in bootleg form, but this is the high-res version), as well as an 8-minute behind-the-scenes look at Nolan and company in action.
Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman’s struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to “confront everything he believes” and improve his technology to stop him. Meanwhile, a love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes.
Knight falls July 18.
The opening first six minutes of “The Dark Knight”:
Behind-the-scenes B-Roll footage: