Behind the Scenes Clips from the Dark Knight Rises Blu Ray


The Dark Knight Rises will be out for purchase and download on December 4th. You can expect the Blu Ray to be packed with bonus features. Here are two clips fro those bonus features dealing with the visual effects and the overall work and ideas that went into making this film.

A Look at Concept Art for Bane’s Mask in The Dark Knight Rises

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A lot has been said about The Dark Knight Rises, Bane, his look and Tom Hardy’s performance. Some poisitives but many more negatives. I’m not too big a fan of the final film but I appreciate what Nolan has done in this alternative take on the Batman mythos. As with any translation from one genre to the next there will be people unhappy with the decisions of look and character or choice in actor and so on. A lot of people didn’t like Bane’s translation from comic to film. He’s not big enough. It doesn’t look anything like him. Blah Blah Blah. We got a different take on a known creation just like all the characters in these films. We got the mask in the photo above but below you can see other ideas that may have been along with the design for the scars Bane sports that we never get a really good look at.

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Tom Hardy to be Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell Movie

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While Ubisoft has been hard at workon getting an Assassins Creed film into production it look like they are not forgetting about their other properties and the potential they have as well. Ubisoft Motion Pictures has announced the casting of Tom Hardy as Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell movie. This is great news as I see him being a fitting pick for the role. I will always want to hear Michael Ironside do the voice, but I feel Hardy can bring a lot to the role and I look forward to seeing how this goes. Eric Singer was announced earlier today as the script writer. Singer previously wrote The International starring Clive Owen. Jean -Julien Barronet who is the CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures had this to say in regards to the film and casting:

Tom Hardy is currently one of the biggest talents in the film industry, and he has a phenomenal ability to take on complex and varied roles with his broad range of acting skills. His involvement in the ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ movie is exciting news for movie and video game fans alike. Meanwhile, Eric Singer is one of the most talented writers of the moment, and … we’re confident he’ll bring a fresh approach and create a thrilling story … while still respecting all the codes and traditions of the franchise that are so important to fans.

8 Pros & 8 Cons of The Dark Knight Rises

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Fellow Fizmarbler Adam Loomis wrote an in depth spoiler free review on The Dark Knight Rises the other day that you can read here: I didn’t feel the need to do one of my own but I still wanted to touch on a few points about the film that did “it” and didn’t do “it” for me. So below are 8 Pros and 8 Cons in regards to this final film in the Batman trilogy that Christopher Nolan directed. They are just my opinions and reflect my views on what I saw and got from it along with the aspects of film itself that I do and do not particularly enjoy. This article contains SPOILERS. Here goes something.

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The Dark Knight Rises Review (Spoiler Free)

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The Dark Knight Rises is finally here! After doing my very best to stay up to date on the filming while remaining spoiler free for the last year was tough. Was it worth it? Was four years of anticipation since The Dark Knight worth it? Yeah, I suppose, sure. This latest Bat-film is better than any other non-Nolan Batman movie. But how did it stack up to the previous Nolan movies from Gotham City? Continue reading