If you’re going to see “The Dark Knight Rises” this summer, you had best come prepared.
That’s because studio Warner Brothers have confirmed that the running time of Christopher Nolan‘s eagerly anticipated, trilogy capping, final instalment of the Dark Knight saga has a two-hour and 45 minute running time. If you factor in the blitzkrieg of advertisements, concessions stand blurbs and trailers before the film, my Saturday July 21st 2012 trip to the cinema is going to run to three hours and 20 minutes. Add on travelling time and Nolan is getting a fairly sizeable chunk of my weekend.
Insert ‘alternative use for large-sized popcorn tub’ gag here, gross humour fans.
I imagine that it will be worth it, but my recent trip to see “Prometheus” at my local multiplex has taught me a valuable lesson regarding my seating comfort during long films. One of these babies is going to be rather useful:
Geek-centric cinematic event of the summer or cruel and unusual punishment for us Indoor Kids? I’m genuinely not sure…