Thanks to the Labor Day weekend, 2012's two biggest blockbusters have hit major box office milestones, cementing them in the record books for the foreseeable future. As if they weren't happy enough, everyone involved with 'The Avengers' and 'The Dark Knight Rises' must be sending champagne baskets to each other right now.
The Dark Knight Rises
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Here's a little perspective for you on this slow news day: Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' sold 12 million fewer tickets than Tim Burton's 'Batman,' released in 1989. Are fewer people heading to the theater these days? It's hard to believe more people were excited for Burton's film than Nolan's.
If you saw 'The Dark Knight Rises' (and who's kidding who, we know you did...) you know that film took place eight years after the events in 'The Dark Knight.' A lot happened in that time that isn't addressed in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and now to help bridge the gap, we have an official 'Dark Knight Rises' prologue that promises some answers!
Director David Cronenberg has made some fantastic films over his career including 'The Fly,' 'Videodrome,' 'A History of Violence,' 'Scanners' and 'Cosmopolis' which opens in theaters tomorrow. But don't expect him to direct a superhero movie any time soon. The director recently was asked about 'The Dark Knight Rises' and had some harsh words for the Batman franchise.
After nearly a month at the top of the box office, Batman has fallen. In his place stand two new Hollywood champions: 'The Bourne Legacy' and 'The Campaign,' both of which opened to strong numbers. Still, these solid openings won't blow anyone's socks off, mainly because we've seen the likes of these do so much better in the past.
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In Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Batman/Bruce Wayne faces his most dangerous and enigmatic foe yet: the muscular, masked Bane (Tom Hardy). There were a lot of questions left unanswered about his character, and it appears those answers were left on the cutting room floor.
Well, except for an answer to "what the hell does his voice sound like?" which is a question that's been eating away at our collective pop culture consciousness for weeks now.