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(WARNING! If you plan on either seeing the prologue of "The Dark Knight Rises" either with "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" next weekend or at one of the Dec. 13 special screenings, TURN AWAY NOW. This article contains not just any spoilers, but a COMPLETE SYNOPSIS. Last chance . . .
Can't wait until next week's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" premiere to know what happens in the first several minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises?" Want to know, but just have no intention of paying to see the Tom Cruise blockbuster to see it?
One way or another today, you've been covered.
At 10 AM ET/PT, the countdown clock at OperationEarlyBird.com ticked down to zero and revealed a map. When combined with entered coordinates given by a female voice at TheDarkKnightRises.com, the map revealed locations for special early screenings Dec. 13 of the prologue featuring Bane (Tom Hardy) that premieres next weekend with "Ghost Protocol."
If that's not enough, a reporter named simply "Chris" from Batman-news.com has posted a complete synopsis. And here it is:
Ice. Cold. Crystalized imagery and a very familiar logo of a Bat.
Jim Gordon at Harvey Dents funeral gives a eulogy, a few words about inspiring others…
CUT—An unnamed mountainous region.
A jeep rides along the landscape. Hooded men in the back of a jeep are driven to a small plane… the jeep is met by an armed CIA agent who takes into custody a political VIP, who is traveling with these hooded men… or is he?
The CIA Douche learns that one of the hooded men is BANE?!
The hooded men, along with the political VIP are loaded onto the plane.
The plane takes to the air as the CIA douchebag interrogates those taken on board. One of the hooded men is dangled outside the plane and questioned/threatened and when the CIA agent doesn't get what he wants, he fires his weapon (next to the hooded man's ear, he is not killed) and then begins to question the other hooded man.
That hooded man is unmasked and revealed to be… Bane!
CIA DOUCHE: Was it your plan all along to be captured?
Suddenly, a much larger plane overtakes the smaller plane occupied by CIA Douche, Bane and hostages.
Operatives from the larger plane descend onto the smaller one–
Bane in all his Ventilator glory is revealed….
CIA DOUCHE: If I take this off, will you die?
BANE: No. But I will be in a lot of pain.
Operatives from the larger plane fire upon the interior of the plane interrupting the interrogation.
The larger plane has ahold of the smaller one as it pulls it by wires throwing all the passengers downward in a disorienting fashion.
After quickly overtaking the plane, Bane's operatives bring in a man with inside a body bag. This man is dead or looks barely alive. Bane then takes the VIP political prisoner and inserts a tube and transfers blood from the body bag man. (It's confusing as to why this is important.)
AND THEN… in a scene that no words will be able to do justice, a hole is cut from the smaller plane and a wire takes Bane and the VIP politico through the rear of the plane as the smaller plane is ripped apart and is destroyed while members of Bane's team sacrifice their lives going down with the small plane. (Again, it should be stressed, this description pales to what you will actually see, it's a true spectacle.)
The chant can be heard at the end… Deh-Shay! Bah-Sah-Ra!
The scene is followed by a montage that includes many images we've seen, the most striking includes the Bat-copter chasing down fatigued Batmobiles down the streets of Gotham, and a final shocking image of Bane tossing away a shattered and torn Batman mask into rubble… The only complaint about the 7 minute prologue was echoed by all in attendace: Bane's dialog is very difficult to understand. Imagine Darth Vader with a very thick accent. Hopefully this will be fixed in the final film. Overall this opening scene is confusing, epic, and will leave audiences speechless. All in a good way.
Stoked for 2012 yet? If not, check your pulse.