Matt Pais, @mattpais
RedEye movie critic
April 23, 2012
Not that you needed another reason to drool over "The Dark Knight Rises,"but here's one more: The conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy (opening July 20) will feature more than an hour of IMAX footage, Nolan told the Wall Street Journal.
That virtually assures an added sense of hugeness to a movie that was already guaranteed to be big at the box office, though it's unlikely Nolan will attempt something quite as grand as director Brad Bird's scene of Tom Cruise dangling outside the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (only the tallest building in the world) in "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol." Nolan's thrills more often come from crispness than a sense of scale (talking more about his Batman movies than "Inception" here), though that's not to say that the "Rises" scene of Bane (Tom Hardy) demolishing a football field and everyone on it won't look massive and terrifying, if in fact that's one of the scenes receiving the IMAX treatment. Considering it's pretty chilling to see in a YouTube window that's approximately 1/1,000,000 the size of the IMAX screen. (Note: No math was involved in the previous statement.)
The third "Dark Knight Rises" trailer will appear before screenings of "The Avengers," which could create an amusing dilemma for any Batman fans who for some reason can't stand the crew of Iron Man, Thor, and all those other superheroes. Have you ever seen a movie only because you wanted to check out the trailer playing with it?
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