When I was a kid, my favorite movie in the world was Jurassic Park. I was in love with Jeff Goldblum and his matted chest hair: Sue me, but it was the sexual awakening of my tween-hood. I saw that movie 12 times in the theater before I was bat mitzvah age, no lie.
And if I had been aware that the cage in which the islanders kept Velociraptors was on sale in the late ’90s, you can bet I would have petitioned to have it bought for me to celebrate my becoming a woman.
Premiering with The Avengers this weekend is the latest trailer for the final installment of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. And while the movie shot on as many locations as it has villains (so…approximately three, if you count Pittsburgh and a dubious Marion Cotillard), we were just happy that the Bat Man would finally be coming home to roost in the original Gotham instead of Chicago. Especially since at the time of shooting, the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park were being bandied about as a possible location device. (Relevant!)
But with this extended preview, we finally see what destruction Batman’s enemies will bring down upon our fair city. They’re going to blow up our bridges and use mirror imaging to confuse us!