Two TV spots for The Dark Knight Rises have surfaced, and they finally — finally — make the third Batman movie look like it might be kind of fun. There’s action, fighting, Batman, a small touch of humor — and no choir of children somberly singing or crazed monks chanting or Bruce Wayne looking like he’s going to burst into tears or anything. I’m not saying that all comic movies have to be as light-hearted as Avengers was, but goddamn, DKR was beginning to look like Inception, but sadder and with less action. Anyways, The first spot is above, and the second, more Catwoman-y spot is after the jump. (Via First Showing)
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