Critics Give 'The Dark Knight Rises' Standing Ovation After Screening

Posted 4:19 PM July 6th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
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There was a press screening for The Dark Knight Rises earlier today and, according to reports, those in attendance were giving the movie a standing ovation when it was over.

Standing ovations are not unusual in screenings, especially for a movie franchise as beloved as the Christopher Nolan era Batman movies. It is given as a sign of respect to the filmmakers, and if anyone has the respect of the critics, it's Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale.

But judging from these early reactions, this outpouring is something more than respect. It appears The Dark Knight Rises is genuinely good. Real good.

According to a critic who is quoted by Marco Gennuso on Twitter, The Dark Knight Rises is good enough to win Best Picture. Gennuso supposedly overheard the critic saying that “[i]f this does not break the mold and win Best Picture, no comic book movie ever will.”

@IrishAvengerCBM writes, “Wow. Quite speechless at the moment, but i'll say that TDKR was everything I wanted it to be.”

@TomMcAuliffe writes, “Just finished the screening of Dark Knight Rises...so much awesome...can't wait to see it again. And again.”

Even though I'm not impressed by the trailers for the movie, for those who are more invested, it sounds like The Dark Knight Rises may be everything they could have wished for in the series finale.

Will the critics' final reviews reflect the sentiments expressed today? I suspect they will. Judging by these early reactions, I expect the movie to have a Tomatometer in the 90 percent range on Rotten Tomatoes. Will it beat The Avengers' 93%? We'll have to wait and see.

Warner Bros may be trying to keep a lid on these Dark Knight Rises reviews from appearing on social media sites since some of them have disappeared into the ether. It's a good thing that Joblo and Comicbookmovie have an archive of them.

Starring Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as Bane, The Dark Knight Rises will be released in theaters on July 20th.

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