Over an Hour of IMAX in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Director Christopher Nolan has every right to be this excited about his new movie – and us, the moviegoers/movielovers should be excited about his excitement – because when it hits the theaters on Jyly 20th, Nolan’s latest baby, The Dark Knight Rises, will contain more than an hour of IMAX footage, which is THE most ever for a mainstream blockbuster.
Interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Nolan reminisces about his childhood where his IMAX enthusiasm has taken deep roots – he would go to the museums specifically seeking out such films: “I remember looking at the audience every time a helicopter banked, and everyone was leaning slightly to the side. I had never seen an audience so immersed in a film.”
So, in spite of not being the only featured summer movie, the last installment in the Batman story has nothing to fear – competition-wise – it will be THE ONLY one shot with IMAX cameras, while all the other surefire blockbusters like The Avengers, Men in Black 3, Dark Shadows, Prometheus and The Amazing Spider-Man were merely converted to IMAX, pretty much the same way many ’3D’ movies were during that technology’s (recent) bloom.