Operation Early Bird: The Dark Knight Rises Prologue (My Experience)
A couple of days ago, the twitter net was aflutter with the news of a site entitled “Operation Early Bird” (shown below)
This “operation” was in actuality a portal that served as a means to obtain reservations to see an early screening of the 6 minute prologue of Dark Knight Rises. This being the same prologue that was said to premiere with the screening of MI:4 on exclusively 70mm film. I am a Baltimore resident and the closest screening was Washington DC at The Johnson IMAX Theatre (a building apart of the Smithsonian, an hour from my home). I obtained some tickets (thanks Ashley), however, and decided to make the trek! The screening was set for Tuesday December 13th 2011 at 10pm.
I arrived to the venue about 2 hours before the screening to find that there were well over 100 people there to see the prologue. The space was huge! Hundreds of seats. To everyone’s delight, we were handed Dark knight rises t-shirts.
Despite the fact that the Operation Early Bird site indicated that the tickets were in fact “sold out”, less than half of the seats in the entire IMAX theatre were empty.
I don’t want to give away too much about the prologue but I will say a few things.
-The Dark Knight Rises Prologue is in fact the first 6 minutes of the movie.
-There is an immense amount of action. Pay attention to the dialogue or you will completely miss the point of the actions taken in the prologue.
-Bane can be seen and heard in 70mm glory.
-Bane (Tom Hardy) is humungous. His voice is hollowed and amplified. The accent is obscure but amazing.
-Catwoman is shown…a bit.
-Not much Batman is shown.
-JGL (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is shown.
-There is something incredibly different about Batman’s suit.
I can’t wait for you all to see it. It was amazing. Summer 2012 can’t come any sooner.