Fans in need of a Batman fix can see the first 10 minutes of The Dark Knight Rises before Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol when it opens next week. The prologue of the film was shot in IMAX and will be screened in front of the fourth movie in the Mission Impossible series–but only in theaters offering IMAX.
Early reports on the prologue are very good. Many who have seen it compare it to the prologue in The Dark Knight, in which Joker and his thugs stage an elaborate heist. Bane is the villain in The Dark Knight Returns and (SPOILERS) the prologue in this film is said to also feature a heist that introduces the antagonist. According to rumors, the heist involves a plane.
If you absolutely can’t wait to see the prologue in theaters (or there isn’t an IMAX theater near you to see it in), the latest buzz is that someone recorded the audio in the prologue and uploaded it to YouTube. Although Warner Bros. is clamping down on every upload of the audio, you might be able to find it if you look hard enough. We’ll include an embed below, but it will probably be dead by the time you read this.
Some reviewers have complained that everything Bane says is muddled and hard to make out. This is perhaps not surprising, since the character wears a mask. Still, it’s pretty important to hear the things that a film’s characters say.