The final ‘Dark Knight Rises’ trailer brings it all full circle, with help from Patton Oswalt

The final trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” was released Tuesday in a last ditch effort by Warner Bros. to make sure that everyone on planet Earth is aware of this film’s existence and the fact that it opens in theaters July 20. Mission accomplished, Batman studio.


(Warner Bros./Reuters)

This last trailer emphasizes the journey Bruce Wayne/Batman takes in the Christopher Nolan series, featuring clips from “Dark Knight Rises” but also reminding us of what we learned in “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.” I don’t know what delights me more: the fact that we’ll actually get to see “The Dark Knight Rises” very soon, or the tweets from Patton Oswalt Tuesday night that imagined how this “DKR” trailer might have been if it were terrible and clichéd. You know, like most movie trailers.

Watch the clip below, then peruse a few of Oswalt’s tweets, which feature such trailer tropes as the record scratch and the use of Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill.”

Some of Oswalt’s tweets:

”Batman was retired, until...” (record scratch) “...he saw what the *cat* dragged in!” (cue Del Amitri’s “Roll With Me”) #DKRtrailer

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 10, 2012

”Sometimes the best punch...is the one that hits your heart.” (cue Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill”) #DKRtrailer

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 10, 2012

”Batman is about to lose something more precious than Gotham City...himself.” (cue R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”) #DKRtrailer

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 10, 2012

”When you’re down, sometimes all you can do...is rise.” (cue Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life”) #DKRtrailer

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 10, 2012

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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