I’m surprised it took this long, but Tuesday evening, bootlegged copies of the Dark Knight Rises prologue began popping up across the Internet, and if you watched it, you got a glimpse of what Bane was all about.
The original rumors that the prologue featured an in-air heist/exchange between Bane’s cronies and CIA agents does indeed play out, but for the life of me, the copy I saw was so bad, the spectacle of the piece was completely lost. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on whether you saw it or not), the videos have been taken down by Warner Bros. and Big Brother, but the parts that were not a smushed together mess of black and white blobs, looked like Nolan had a lot of fun with the zero-gravity fight scene from Inception and decided to play with it some more in this prologue.
Beyond the fact that Bane comes off as a bad-ass (was there any doubt?) there’s really not much going on besides the action.
For those who saw the prologue in IMAX theaters, was the prologue really mind blowingly good (yes that is a new word), or was it merely an extended trailer that looked pretty?