|A Description of a Description of a Description of a Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:00|
Do you remember when all those sites started posting a leaked trailer for Fincher's Dragon Tattoo remake? Well, now film blogs have found another way to talk about an upcoming film at the earliest possible opportunity before the trailer's even been leaked. Imagine my surprise when I saw people posting descriptions of The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer.
Actually, you don't have to imagine my surprise. You can read a description of it:
Here's how the description of The Dark Knight Rises trailer starts (spoiler alert if you think it might actually be real):
And in case that description isn't enough for you, here's a description of the description of the trailer:
And in case THAT description of the description wasn't enough for you, here's a description of the description of the description of the trailer:
And here's a description of the t-shirt I was wearing while writing that description:
I understand the excitement about The Dark Knight Rises. I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer when it does arrive, but I can wait to see it. I enjoyed the teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises without needing a description a few days beforehand. (What would the description be? "It's a poster with a Batman logo on it.")
Are we really at the point now where websites are so desperate for Batman headlines that we need descriptions of everything, even a 93 second preview of a film that's not out for another 12 months? That's not impatient; it's silly. And the blogs I saw the trailer description on (SlashFilm and Collider)? I'd describe them as capable of much better work.