It’s the movie event of the year. ‘The Dark Knight Rises marks the end of an era, and for comic book geeks everywhere, myself included, is sure to be a bittersweet moment.
Another Masterpiece from Hans Zimmer
This marks composer Hans Zimmer‘s fourth collaboration with director Christopher Nolan, including the first two Batman films and Inception. Originally James Newton Howard (who worked with Zimmer on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) was going to return as well, but decided that Nolan and Zimmer “had established such good chemistry working on Inception, and he didn’t want to be a third wheel.”
The soundtrack is set to hit shelves on July 17th, but you can pre-order it on CD or Vinyl (oooh, vinyl) through Amazon.
What to Expect from the Film
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
What do you think?
Like everything Zimmer composes, I think it’s hauntingly beautiful. I really like how he brings back certain musical cues from the first two films. How do you like the soundtrack? Do you think releasing the soundtrack early might spoil some plot points? Let us know what you think in the comments below.