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Matthew McConaughey narrates and cries in the teaser for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Dec. 14, 2013by: Paul Shirey

The first teaser for director Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR has taken off, featuring mostly stock footage of flight and space travel with Matthew McConaughey. supplying voice over and a few scattered shots, mostly of corn fields. The only star of the film we see is McConaughey who is seen tearful, while driving in said cornfields. It's a very cryptic tease that gives off a "man-on-discovery" vibe, which is fitting, obviously, since that's what it's really about.

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Here's the synopsis:

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

I saw this last night in the theater while catching THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG and it didn't seem to do much to rile anyone up. Mostly, folks just seemed confused. I was intrigued, certainly, but this is definitely no INCEPTION-level teaser that leaves you buzzing with excitement. And, that's fine, really, as not every one of Nolan's films has to do that, but considering that his last two films (INCEPTION and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) left everyone with movie boners with their initial teases, this one is a bit anti-climactic. No matter, though. We'll all be there.

INTERSTELLAR, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, and Matt Damon is set to travel to theaters on November 7, 2014.

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1:35PM on 12/14/2013

Anticlimactic?

I'd call it simple, minimalist, and extremely effective, as The_Soloist said. We could use more teasers like this that give away virtually nothing about the plot but still showing enough to get a sense of the tone and atmosphere of the movie. I was already sold by the synopsis that was previously released, and this teaser did just what it was supposed to do.
I'd call it simple, minimalist, and extremely effective, as The_Soloist said. We could use more teasers like this that give away virtually nothing about the plot but still showing enough to get a sense of the tone and atmosphere of the movie. I was already sold by the synopsis that was previously released, and this teaser did just what it was supposed to do.
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1:50PM on 12/14/2013
It certainly fits the "simple, effective" bill, but so did Inception and it was a much more thrilling teaser. But, they're different movies, so there's that. Either way, I don't think anyone will be skipping the movie, so it's of no consequence.
It certainly fits the "simple, effective" bill, but so did Inception and it was a much more thrilling teaser. But, they're different movies, so there's that. Either way, I don't think anyone will be skipping the movie, so it's of no consequence.
2:32PM on 12/14/2013
Definitely fair enough! It's all a matter of semantics anyway since, as you said, I'm sure people will be lining up to see this movie next year. Personally, I'd rather have toned down, simple teasers and trailers rather than epic, lengthy ones that give away the plot and make the movie seem much better than it actually ends up being (Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises are just two recent examples of this, IMO) We'll just have to wait and see!
Definitely fair enough! It's all a matter of semantics anyway since, as you said, I'm sure people will be lining up to see this movie next year. Personally, I'd rather have toned down, simple teasers and trailers rather than epic, lengthy ones that give away the plot and make the movie seem much better than it actually ends up being (Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises are just two recent examples of this, IMO) We'll just have to wait and see!
6:23PM on 12/14/2013
I like a healthy mix, but I do enjoy a well made teaser that actually teases, rather than gives away the whole thing. I really loved the teaser for Abrams' first Star Trek where they showed the Enterprise being built, but didn't reveal it til the end and then just teased the theme. Beautiful. Going even further back, I thought the Terminator 2 tease with the machines being built and finally revealing Arnold at the end with the "I'll be back" was a thing of awesomeness as well.

Good stuff. I
I like a healthy mix, but I do enjoy a well made teaser that actually teases, rather than gives away the whole thing. I really loved the teaser for Abrams' first Star Trek where they showed the Enterprise being built, but didn't reveal it til the end and then just teased the theme. Beautiful. Going even further back, I thought the Terminator 2 tease with the machines being built and finally revealing Arnold at the end with the "I'll be back" was a thing of awesomeness as well.

Good stuff. I look forward to seeing more from Interstellar as well. I think we're all warmed up pretty damn well after this.
10:43AM on 12/15/2013
@Paul. I loved that Terminator teaser trailer. I remember seeing that before Total Recall back when I was in Jr High. Damn I feel old sometimes.
@Paul. I loved that Terminator teaser trailer. I remember seeing that before Total Recall back when I was in Jr High. Damn I feel old sometimes.
3:30PM on 12/15/2013
You and me both, @tearlis
You and me both, @tearlis
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1:05PM on 12/14/2013

Good tease; love McConaughey

Obvious statement of the day: I'm there.
Obvious statement of the day: I'm there.
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12:43AM on 12/15/2013
I just returned from seeing the Hobbit in IMAX and had no idea the Interstellar teaser was attached. I just about gasped when I saw the Syncopy logo as I am a fan of both Nolan and science-fiction. The (definition of a) teaser that followed was captivating.
I just returned from seeing the Hobbit in IMAX and had no idea the Interstellar teaser was attached. I just about gasped when I saw the Syncopy logo as I am a fan of both Nolan and science-fiction. The (definition of a) teaser that followed was captivating.
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8:11PM on 12/14/2013

I love you Christopher Nolan and I love your teasers

They give nothing away yet get you so hyped. Or maybe I trust Nolan so much at this point that I'll hype anything he makes. I have a feeling McConaughey's transformation into one of the best actors in Hollywood will be complete with this film. A director and an actor at the top of their games.

Bring this shit on.
They give nothing away yet get you so hyped. Or maybe I trust Nolan so much at this point that I'll hype anything he makes. I have a feeling McConaughey's transformation into one of the best actors in Hollywood will be complete with this film. A director and an actor at the top of their games.

Bring this shit on.
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12:03AM on 12/16/2013
I think it's Nolan for sure. The trailer wasn't special at all.
I think it's Nolan for sure. The trailer wasn't special at all.
1:11PM on 12/14/2013
Simple, yet effective.
Simple, yet effective.
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2:19AM on 12/15/2013
That Hans Zimmer score though, WOW! Can't wait to hear the rest of the score. Great teaser.
That Hans Zimmer score though, WOW! Can't wait to hear the rest of the score. Great teaser.
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12:14PM on 12/15/2013
I guess I'll be "that guy" on this one. I'm looking forward to the movie but if you don't have any decent footage ready for a teaser then don't waste our time. I know its just a teaser but I felt like I was watching an insurance commercial or something, or like one of those ads for retirement planning. The movie's not for another year, wait until you have something halfway exciting to show us. I remember the first teaser for The Dark Knight. There wasn't even any footage, just great score and a
I guess I'll be "that guy" on this one. I'm looking forward to the movie but if you don't have any decent footage ready for a teaser then don't waste our time. I know its just a teaser but I felt like I was watching an insurance commercial or something, or like one of those ads for retirement planning. The movie's not for another year, wait until you have something halfway exciting to show us. I remember the first teaser for The Dark Knight. There wasn't even any footage, just great score and a dialogue clip of Michael Caine talking about the Joker. It was suspenseful and interesting and one of my favorite teasers. Unfortunately, at least for me, this one wasn't nearly as effective. That said, however, I will be first in line for anything Nolan makes.
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12:00AM on 12/16/2013
I agree with you strongly. Except the teaser has taken my excitement away. It felt like Contact... most of that movie is boring and gets better toward the end. If it's like that, I won't bother going to see it.

Let's see if more teasers and real trailers can get me back on board.
I agree with you strongly. Except the teaser has taken my excitement away. It felt like Contact... most of that movie is boring and gets better toward the end. If it's like that, I won't bother going to see it.

Let's see if more teasers and real trailers can get me back on board.
6:29PM on 12/14/2013
Very effective teaser haha, McConaughey's monologue was good though. I hope this is a scifi that takes the science seriously as well as something that looks towards the future in a positive light. Science fiction movies used to inspire people to study and learn science I hope it goes back to that.
Very effective teaser haha, McConaughey's monologue was good though. I hope this is a scifi that takes the science seriously as well as something that looks towards the future in a positive light. Science fiction movies used to inspire people to study and learn science I hope it goes back to that.
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7:02PM on 12/14/2013
I think that's exactly what this feels like and it hope it achieves that as well!
I think that's exactly what this feels like and it hope it achieves that as well!
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7:51PM on 12/14/2013
Not sure who wouldn't be hyped for this and thank god they didn't include Inception drums. This is mos def a must see next year.
Not sure who wouldn't be hyped for this and thank god they didn't include Inception drums. This is mos def a must see next year.
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12:32PM on 12/16/2013
How can people claim this teaser was too confusing, when the Inception teaser (which everyone blew their load over) was just a top spinning, a glass of water tilting, and DiCaprio looking at the camera?

Oh yeah, WB did the marketing for Inception. Paramount is marketing this, WB isn't. So we don't get WB's army of astroturfers on talkbacks and leaked info about how smart the film is. Anyone remember that? Before the teaser was released, movie news sites kept getting leaked info from WB
How can people claim this teaser was too confusing, when the Inception teaser (which everyone blew their load over) was just a top spinning, a glass of water tilting, and DiCaprio looking at the camera?

Oh yeah, WB did the marketing for Inception. Paramount is marketing this, WB isn't. So we don't get WB's army of astroturfers on talkbacks and leaked info about how smart the film is. Anyone remember that? Before the teaser was released, movie news sites kept getting leaked info from WB insiders who said "WB is worried because Inception is too cerebral & original for the mainstream." Then everyone collectively said "I'm smart enough to love this movie! BATMAN! THE DARK KNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!".
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11:46PM on 12/16/2013
THIS.
THIS.
5:16PM on 12/15/2013
How can you not like that teaser? I'm watching this shit again. And then probably two more times over the next 24 hrs. Too bad it's still one year out.
How can you not like that teaser? I'm watching this shit again. And then probably two more times over the next 24 hrs. Too bad it's still one year out.
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11:50AM on 12/15/2013
I love trailers like this. It was a thought provoking monologue that was truly inspiring. It didn't reveal much about the film other than it will be about space travel. I like that it went this route and not the suspenseful route as most sci-fi films will do. In fact it didn't even show any science fiction aspects of the film in this trailer. Just a great monologue about mankind and achievement and it completely sold me on seeing what Nolan has to say about it.
I love trailers like this. It was a thought provoking monologue that was truly inspiring. It didn't reveal much about the film other than it will be about space travel. I like that it went this route and not the suspenseful route as most sci-fi films will do. In fact it didn't even show any science fiction aspects of the film in this trailer. Just a great monologue about mankind and achievement and it completely sold me on seeing what Nolan has to say about it.
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12:01AM on 12/16/2013
Does Nolan even have the footage? Maybe that's why it didn't have any science fiction aspects.
Does Nolan even have the footage? Maybe that's why it didn't have any science fiction aspects.
8:10AM on 12/15/2013
Why do we have so few filmmakers that are able to get people excited over original non-franchise material?
Why do we have so few filmmakers that are able to get people excited over original non-franchise material?
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7:47AM on 12/16/2013
Because movie studios gamble hundreds of millions of dollars, and make risk analysis their primary job.
Because movie studios gamble hundreds of millions of dollars, and make risk analysis their primary job.
6:26PM on 12/14/2013
That's pretty tantalising. They are keeping the cards close to their chest and the trailer definitely isn't giving a lot away, but I'm very curious as to how this will turn out. I hope Wally Pfister's Transcendence gets a trailer soon, too.
That's pretty tantalising. They are keeping the cards close to their chest and the trailer definitely isn't giving a lot away, but I'm very curious as to how this will turn out. I hope Wally Pfister's Transcendence gets a trailer soon, too.
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1:19PM on 12/15/2013

Nice

Can't wait. The synopsis makes it almost sound like like some of the history from Mass Effect.
Can't wait. The synopsis makes it almost sound like like some of the history from Mass Effect.
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11:39AM on 12/15/2013
I like the mood of the teaser. Looks good so far.
I like the mood of the teaser. Looks good so far.
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6:55PM on 12/16/2013
the teaser seemed interesting. I'm curious to see a full trailer.
the teaser seemed interesting. I'm curious to see a full trailer.
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11:09AM on 12/15/2013

Pivotal Scene There

This scene where he's leaving the farm is going to be an emotional one for sure (one of the many). But Cooper keeps his promises.*
This scene where he's leaving the farm is going to be an emotional one for sure (one of the many). But Cooper keeps his promises.*
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7:38PM on 12/14/2013

Definition of a Teaser

If McConaughey crying isn't already in GIF form I hope this inspires someone.
If McConaughey crying isn't already in GIF form I hope this inspires someone.
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4:05PM on 12/14/2013

:o

Should be good. I like trailers like this.
Should be good. I like trailers like this.
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3:45PM on 12/14/2013

I've said it once & I'll say it again...(mostly because nobody else has said it on this news story...yet.)

...In Nolan We Trust. :)

...In Nolan We Trust. :)

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5:55PM on 12/14/2013
Even after TDKR??? That is loyalty!
Even after TDKR??? That is loyalty!
6:47PM on 12/14/2013
I loved the Dark Knight Rises.
I loved the Dark Knight Rises.
2:34PM on 12/14/2013

Alright, alright, alright...

Great teaser. I think it's on par with all of Nolan's past first looks. He's always just given us the tiniest peeks at his films at first and this is no different.
Great teaser. I think it's on par with all of Nolan's past first looks. He's always just given us the tiniest peeks at his films at first and this is no different.
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3:40PM on 12/14/2013
Another beautiful work of art, of a trailer, the last two works Nolan has been involved have had incredible intro's to the story and this is no different. It perfectly captures that the work will be something epic and amazing without having to show a whole lot of footage.
Another beautiful work of art, of a trailer, the last two works Nolan has been involved have had incredible intro's to the story and this is no different. It perfectly captures that the work will be something epic and amazing without having to show a whole lot of footage.
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2:00PM on 12/14/2013
Got got goosebumps and chills when I saw this before the Hobbit.
Got got goosebumps and chills when I saw this before the Hobbit.
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1:58PM on 12/14/2013
*tear* I can't wait.
*tear* I can't wait.
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1:45AM on 12/16/2013
Brothers and Sisters,

Regardless of how you feel about Christopher Nolan, his films are a vital importance to the future of cinema. We've all noticed the trend of movies to only be remakes or adaptations or otherwise unoriginal. Christopher Nolan is a man who makes blockbuster movies off of original ideas. How many others can claim that? Our children are going to grow up in a world of dumbed-down shoot-em up extravaganzas. These movies have their place, but they are taking over. And this is
Brothers and Sisters,

Regardless of how you feel about Christopher Nolan, his films are a vital importance to the future of cinema. We've all noticed the trend of movies to only be remakes or adaptations or otherwise unoriginal. Christopher Nolan is a man who makes blockbuster movies off of original ideas. How many others can claim that? Our children are going to grow up in a world of dumbed-down shoot-em up extravaganzas. These movies have their place, but they are taking over. And this is wrong. In the future we are getting not one but three more Avatar films. Did any one even like Avatar? Yes, it was pretty looking, but the plot was so rehashed and overused its end result was nothing more than an insult to the intelligence of humanity. Filmmakers are using fancy new technology and claiming it to be "progress". But it is sucking the intelligence out of the whole experience. Don't go see The Hobbit is HFR 3D, don't even see it in 3D. See it in normal mode. It's cheaper and better. Support Christopher Nolan. Because if we stop supporting those who are making original movies with large budgets, they will disappear all together. And we'll be stuck in a world where seeing Michael Bay exploding cars at 120fps in an extra dimension will cost our families more than a trip to Disney World. And our children will grow up not knowing the sheer joy of going to the movies, something that was once a mecca. We are responsible for shaping the world around us, and with a little work we can make it just a tiny bit better. Even if you think Christopher Nolan is terrible, go see his movies any way. He's preserving a way of life that too many are out to destroy. Stop funding bad movies and lame technology! Join me brothers and sisters.
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5:53PM on 12/14/2013

I guess I just don't get the Nolan worship.

Sure, some of his films have been good (Batman Begins, Memento, Dark Knight) but IMO The Prestige and Inception were okay, yet forgettable, films, and The Dark Knight Rises was a flaming piece of shit that you couldn't pay me enough to sit through again (unless it was to do a MST type of play by play pointing out all the stupidity). I don't know the plot of this, but the trailer looks interesting. I just think you Nolanites are going to hype the shit out of this until it has no other option
Sure, some of his films have been good (Batman Begins, Memento, Dark Knight) but IMO The Prestige and Inception were okay, yet forgettable, films, and The Dark Knight Rises was a flaming piece of shit that you couldn't pay me enough to sit through again (unless it was to do a MST type of play by play pointing out all the stupidity). I don't know the plot of this, but the trailer looks interesting. I just think you Nolanites are going to hype the shit out of this until it has no other option but to disappoint.
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6:15PM on 12/14/2013
No offense, but you just sound like a jaded fanboy (I just realized that's actually your user name, which I guess fits) who was incredibly let down by the Dark Knight Rises, and now you're casting dispersion on the rest of his films. Nolan has had a wildly successful career outside of comic book movies, and I hope you know you're in the extreme minority of people who don't care for his other films outside of the Dark Knight Trilogy. It's fine to have your (very misguided, IMO) opinions on TDKR,
No offense, but you just sound like a jaded fanboy (I just realized that's actually your user name, which I guess fits) who was incredibly let down by the Dark Knight Rises, and now you're casting dispersion on the rest of his films. Nolan has had a wildly successful career outside of comic book movies, and I hope you know you're in the extreme minority of people who don't care for his other films outside of the Dark Knight Trilogy. It's fine to have your (very misguided, IMO) opinions on TDKR, but don't let that cloud everything else the man has done. There's no "Nolanite" bias here, but discrediting films like Inception and the Prestige as "forgettable" reeks of unjustified hate.
6:27PM on 12/14/2013
Nolan worship is a little hyperbolic. I mean just cuz people like his films doesn't mean they worship him, don't be so dramatic.
Nolan worship is a little hyperbolic. I mean just cuz people like his films doesn't mean they worship him, don't be so dramatic.
8:02PM on 12/14/2013
I feel the same way about Obama-worshipers. He's no different from his warmongering statist predecessor yet his followers will follow him off the cliff and never blame him. He's continuing Bush's policies and wars and yet the sheep of this nation don't care.
I feel the same way about Obama-worshipers. He's no different from his warmongering statist predecessor yet his followers will follow him off the cliff and never blame him. He's continuing Bush's policies and wars and yet the sheep of this nation don't care.
11:07PM on 12/14/2013
your not the only one, the man has made some good movies, but I'm not dick riding like alot of other people seem to do. Like the man can't do no wrong. But anywaysm I saw this trailer today when I went to see the Hobbit and it did absolutely nothing for me. It wasn't bad, but did nothing for me.
your not the only one, the man has made some good movies, but I'm not dick riding like alot of other people seem to do. Like the man can't do no wrong. But anywaysm I saw this trailer today when I went to see the Hobbit and it did absolutely nothing for me. It wasn't bad, but did nothing for me.
11:13PM on 12/14/2013
and this is why I feel people are dick riding; whenever someone doesn't follow what everyone else is saying, they give that person "thumbs down" seriously look below, one guy has 30+ thumbs down cuz he doesn't enjoy Nolans films like everyone else.
and this is why I feel people are dick riding; whenever someone doesn't follow what everyone else is saying, they give that person "thumbs down" seriously look below, one guy has 30+ thumbs down cuz he doesn't enjoy Nolans films like everyone else.
11:24PM on 12/14/2013
@tearlis, No-one is dick riding. It's called appreciating good films when we see one. The guy below didn't get buried with thumbs downs because his opinion is different. He got downvoted so badly because 1: he couldn't express his opinion in an intelligent way. 2: he was flat-out wrong. He made it seem like Nolan's ONLY movies have been Batman films, and that he can't use that trilogy as a crutch. Um...he's made Insomnia, The Prestige, Memento, Inception, etc etc etc. I think Nolan's
@tearlis, No-one is dick riding. It's called appreciating good films when we see one. The guy below didn't get buried with thumbs downs because his opinion is different. He got downvoted so badly because 1: he couldn't express his opinion in an intelligent way. 2: he was flat-out wrong. He made it seem like Nolan's ONLY movies have been Batman films, and that he can't use that trilogy as a crutch. Um...he's made Insomnia, The Prestige, Memento, Inception, etc etc etc. I think Nolan's established himself pretty well.
12:46AM on 12/15/2013
In all honesty, I don't think I could debate someone that called any movie a "flaming piece of shit". I just appreciate the medium too much.
In all honesty, I don't think I could debate someone that called any movie a "flaming piece of shit". I just appreciate the medium too much.
10:36AM on 12/15/2013
Na dawg, your dick riding: If Nolan released a film about him farting all day, then many people would probably praise it. Nolan is good, but he isn't great either. Plus I bet this trailer wouldn't get so much praise if M. Night Shama-shit name was attached to it. Then all we would be hearing is how bad the film might turn out. I accept that people love this mans work, but there is no law on Earth that says we all have to love everything this director does.
Na dawg, your dick riding: If Nolan released a film about him farting all day, then many people would probably praise it. Nolan is good, but he isn't great either. Plus I bet this trailer wouldn't get so much praise if M. Night Shama-shit name was attached to it. Then all we would be hearing is how bad the film might turn out. I accept that people love this mans work, but there is no law on Earth that says we all have to love everything this director does.
10:53AM on 12/15/2013
Sauronsbane, if you read my post, then you know I cited Memento as a good film, so I am not just a superhero film buff, and my knowledge of Nolan is not only from the Batman films. You have to admit that the Nolan worship (IN NOLAN WE TRUST, etc) started with the release of The Dark Knight, and continues even after the abortion that was TDKR. I fail to see Nolan's "wildly successful career outside of comic book movies" though. How many times have you gone back and watched The Prestige, or
Sauronsbane, if you read my post, then you know I cited Memento as a good film, so I am not just a superhero film buff, and my knowledge of Nolan is not only from the Batman films. You have to admit that the Nolan worship (IN NOLAN WE TRUST, etc) started with the release of The Dark Knight, and continues even after the abortion that was TDKR. I fail to see Nolan's "wildly successful career outside of comic book movies" though. How many times have you gone back and watched The Prestige, or Inception? I watched them once and forgot about them. They simply weren't good enough IMO to warrant another look. (Memento is one of my top ten however, and I rewatch it at least once a year). Look at all the pre release hype TDKR got, and look how horrible the finished product was. And yes, when a filmmaker drops a turd on us that makes me regret even paying to see it, I tend to approach their future work with skepticism. (Ronald Moore will never make a TV series that I will tune in to until it has finished it's run, and garnered high praise from critics, for example.) You can't seriously defend TDKR. Can you?

ThunderStorm: "In Nolan We Trust" ring any bells?

Zohan: I couldn't agree more.

Tearlis: You get it. Thank you.

DjG: I calls em like I sees em. Some films are so bad that it actually makes me angry that I sat through them. TDKR is one of them. You can't tell me you don't have some.

Like I said in my post, the trailer looks interesting, and I may decide to see it as more comes out, but I don't automatically assume it's going to be awesome based simply on who the director is. It's called being rational.
11:07AM on 12/15/2013
I have to admit, I own The Prestige and only seen it once. Not a bad film at all, just one of those films that its flame burnt out after I saw it. I like those films I can watch over and over again.
I have to admit, I own The Prestige and only seen it once. Not a bad film at all, just one of those films that its flame burnt out after I saw it. I like those films I can watch over and over again.
11:51AM on 12/15/2013
@tearlis, You're obviously one of those people that can't debate movies or directors or anything from an objective point of view. You just descend into pointless, immature rambling because you think it's "edgy" to disagree with the majority of people. You're right, if M Night was the one directing thing, people would most likely have worries about the movie. You know why? Because 90% of his movies have been utter garbage. Nolan's worst movie (which I actually think is TDKR, but it's still a
@tearlis, You're obviously one of those people that can't debate movies or directors or anything from an objective point of view. You just descend into pointless, immature rambling because you think it's "edgy" to disagree with the majority of people. You're right, if M Night was the one directing thing, people would most likely have worries about the movie. You know why? Because 90% of his movies have been utter garbage. Nolan's worst movie (which I actually think is TDKR, but it's still a good film) is better than M Night's best. It's called judging people based on their past works. Nolan passes the test, M Night doesn't. Simple as that. No mystery here
11:56AM on 12/15/2013
@ fanboy71, Is the Nolan following a bit much? Sure, but many directors have had the same type of rabid followings before. This isn't exactly something new. But that doesn't mean this guy is a hack or just an average filmmaker, or even overrated. And honestly, the fact that you and tearlis readily admit you've only seen some of his movies ONCE proves that I can't take you guys seriously. Even with movies I HATE, I watch more than once just to make sure I'm not missing anything. And you can't
@ fanboy71, Is the Nolan following a bit much? Sure, but many directors have had the same type of rabid followings before. This isn't exactly something new. But that doesn't mean this guy is a hack or just an average filmmaker, or even overrated. And honestly, the fact that you and tearlis readily admit you've only seen some of his movies ONCE proves that I can't take you guys seriously. Even with movies I HATE, I watch more than once just to make sure I'm not missing anything. And you can't keep using TDKR as your go-to example. The majority of people loved it or thought it was good....you're in a very vocal minority that seems to irrationally hate it with a passion. Even if TDKR was as bad as you seem to think it was...that automatically cancels out the other fantastic films he's made? That's ridiculous.
5:13PM on 12/15/2013
TDKR better than Unbreakable? In what universe? I can't even believe you went there. And in fact, the majority of people who saw TDKR thought it was crap, and by far the worst of the trilogy. You watch movies you hate over and over again? Jesus, what kind of life is that? There was a time in my life, when I was younger, that I would watch just about anything, simply because I had nothing better to do. Those days are LONG gone, and if a movie sucks, (as many of this summer's films did) I
TDKR better than Unbreakable? In what universe? I can't even believe you went there. And in fact, the majority of people who saw TDKR thought it was crap, and by far the worst of the trilogy. You watch movies you hate over and over again? Jesus, what kind of life is that? There was a time in my life, when I was younger, that I would watch just about anything, simply because I had nothing better to do. Those days are LONG gone, and if a movie sucks, (as many of this summer's films did) I won't waste another second on them. I certainly won't spend two more hours watching them again just to see if I missed something. I don't hate Nolans work, as I said, but I hated TDKR, and for people to worship at the altar of everything he makes is simply ridiculous. I still don't believe that you can try to sit there and defend TDKR and all it's flaws.
7:00PM on 12/15/2013
...What? When did I ever compare TDKR to Unbreakable, and why are you getting so offended? Are you just looking for things to get insulted over? And no, the sheer amount of money it made, and it's high rating on film review sites like rottentomatoes shows that most people either loved it or simply liked it....not many people are spewing as much vitriol about it as you are. Is it the weakest of the trilogy? Yes, but it's still a fine movie. Most people who dislike it say so simply because it's
...What? When did I ever compare TDKR to Unbreakable, and why are you getting so offended? Are you just looking for things to get insulted over? And no, the sheer amount of money it made, and it's high rating on film review sites like rottentomatoes shows that most people either loved it or simply liked it....not many people are spewing as much vitriol about it as you are. Is it the weakest of the trilogy? Yes, but it's still a fine movie. Most people who dislike it say so simply because it's not the Batman that THEY want or expect, or quote all these supposed "plot holes" that wouldn't even exist if they paid a little more attention to it. And again, I never said I watch movies I hate "over and over" again. I simply said I watch it more than once. Maybe it's twice, maybe it's 5 times. Point is, I give movies a chance. To base your entire opinion on movies after ONE viewing is infantile.
9:49PM on 12/15/2013
Nolan is a visionary. A very unique film maker and storyteller. He is as innovative, original, groundbreaking and profoundly influential as people like Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling, both of them I admire, the latter I absolutely idolize. That is his appeal. He's not just some bland director that makes a few good movies. He makes absolutely superb films that are riveting, thought-provoking and that keep you on the edge and engaged throughout their duration. Usually there are very important
Nolan is a visionary. A very unique film maker and storyteller. He is as innovative, original, groundbreaking and profoundly influential as people like Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling, both of them I admire, the latter I absolutely idolize. That is his appeal. He's not just some bland director that makes a few good movies. He makes absolutely superb films that are riveting, thought-provoking and that keep you on the edge and engaged throughout their duration. Usually there are very important messages buried in the context as well. Worship is an extreme label. I personal love his films and respect him. Period.
3:37PM on 12/16/2013
Sauronsbane, did you or did you not say "Nolan's worst movie (which I actually think is TDKR, but it's still a good film) is better than M Night's best."

Tearlis is dead on in comparing the way Nolan is worshipped VS the Way Shamalamadingdong is derided. All it takes is a few crappy movies in a row.

And did you really say that the plot holes in TDKR are caused by viewers not paying enough attention? I guess I was out for popcorn when they explained how Bruce Wayne magically
Sauronsbane, did you or did you not say "Nolan's worst movie (which I actually think is TDKR, but it's still a good film) is better than M Night's best."

Tearlis is dead on in comparing the way Nolan is worshipped VS the Way Shamalamadingdong is derided. All it takes is a few crappy movies in a row.

And did you really say that the plot holes in TDKR are caused by viewers not paying enough attention? I guess I was out for popcorn when they explained how Bruce Wayne magically recovered from a broken back, escaped from a prison halfway around the world, made it back to the U.S. with no money, and made it back into Gotham when all the bridges were blown up except one, which was heavily guarded, then survives a nuclear explosion?
7:37PM on 12/16/2013
Okay since we're still at this:

1) I haven't seen Unbreakable so for me at least, M Night's 'best" movie would be The Sixth Sense, The Village or Signs. Anyway, I didn't even have those movies in mind when I said that statement. I was generalizing and exaggerating for effect.

2) M Night is derided because he's proven he's a flawed director. It's not just "a few crappy movies in a row," it's a consistent history of directing awful movies over several, several years. He more than deserves
Okay since we're still at this:

1) I haven't seen Unbreakable so for me at least, M Night's 'best" movie would be The Sixth Sense, The Village or Signs. Anyway, I didn't even have those movies in mind when I said that statement. I was generalizing and exaggerating for effect.

2) M Night is derided because he's proven he's a flawed director. It's not just "a few crappy movies in a row," it's a consistent history of directing awful movies over several, several years. He more than deserves the hate he gets. With Nolan, even if TDKR is as bad as you say...it's one movie. Comparing Nolan to M Night, two polar opposite directors with almost nothing in common, makes absolutely no sense.

3) Bruce's back: It was never literally "broken." The doctor in the prison even said that he only had a vertebrae popped out of place. That's likely all it was. A significant injury, of course. But it wasn't literally broken in two. Those types of injuries typically heal in a matter of weeks or months. That's also the closest Nolan ever got to fan-service, and so he included the iconic image of Bane "breaking" the Bat. Nowhere is it stated that his back is literally broken. The comics say that, the movie doesn't. And it's clear that a very significant amount of time passes, so it's not "magic" that he healed.

As for escaping from the prison and traveling across the world with no money, passport, clothes, ect...didn't he do that SAME EXACT THING in Batman Begins?? Right after his encounter with Falcone and he throws his pistol into the water, he hops a ship, with no wallet (they show him give it to the homeless guy), no passport, no anything, and he travels halfway across the world until he finally ends up in that Bhutanese prison where Ra's al Ghul finds him. The only difference in TDKR is they don't show that. Again, not a plot hole.

As for entering a Bane-occupied Gotham, the bridge wasn't the only way in. Perhaps he traveled across the ice, as he's shown (both in TDKR and Batman Begins, during the training scene) he has a talent for doing so. Or maybe he retrieved a spare batsuit from his manor (which is outside the city), simply climbed to the top of one of the bridges (blown up, or otherwise) and flew across. There's several possible explanations, and the only "crime" here is that the movie didn't show it. No plot hole here.

As for his escaping the detonation, obviously we're led to believe the auto-pilot had something to do with it. Apparently there's more than one model of The Bat, as shown in the end, so perhaps Bruce (off-screen) switched aircraft, and had the empty one fly out into the bay. The editing is done in such a way that that explanation is a possibility. Or even if the auto-pilot is a red herring, perhaps Bruce simply jumped out, dove far enough underwater to avoid the worst of the blast (which, if I remember correctly, was something that actually saved the lives of some lucky people in the atom bomb detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki). In that case, it's possible they edited it such a way to fool the audience into thinking Bruce was in The Bat all the way to the end of the countdown, when he really wasn't. That's certainly something movies have done before. So no, not a plot hole. Although I have to agree that this wasn't the best part of the movie, by a long stretch. But it's not a plot hole, either. None of these are. Imagination and paying attention to the movie are the only requirements to "solve" these nitpicks.
2:54PM on 12/14/2013
Give me more!!! I need more!! :D
Give me more!!! I need more!! :D
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4:16PM on 12/14/2013

Can't wait to watch this once...

like it a lot, then start it a second time months later, but never finish it. that's my nolan routine.
like it a lot, then start it a second time months later, but never finish it. that's my nolan routine.
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6:47AM on 12/16/2013
That teaser was horrible. A teaser is suppose to actually tease the movie and get you excited for the movie. After watching that I have zero idea what the movie is about. It was just a bunch of sentimental bs dialogue.
That teaser was horrible. A teaser is suppose to actually tease the movie and get you excited for the movie. After watching that I have zero idea what the movie is about. It was just a bunch of sentimental bs dialogue.
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11:48AM on 12/16/2013
I think it did exactly what a teaser should do.
I think it did exactly what a teaser should do.
2:13PM on 12/14/2013
More news reel footage than movie footage.i doubt whether its a teaser at all.looks like a dull and depressing film.anyway,can't say just by the teaser.i will wait for the theatrical trailer
More news reel footage than movie footage.i doubt whether its a teaser at all.looks like a dull and depressing film.anyway,can't say just by the teaser.i will wait for the theatrical trailer
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1:11PM on 12/15/2013

Gettin' real sick of your sh*t, Nolan/Abrams

Both these guys have such an obsession with pre-release secrecy and announcing or showing us stuff from secret projects that I think they'll get to a point where they release teasers for movies they made but will never release, or movies that they only make a teaser for but don't shoot the whole thing, just because.
Both these guys have such an obsession with pre-release secrecy and announcing or showing us stuff from secret projects that I think they'll get to a point where they release teasers for movies they made but will never release, or movies that they only make a teaser for but don't shoot the whole thing, just because.
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3:02PM on 12/14/2013

Now Nolan can't use a popular comic character as a crutch...

It will be interesting how his own ideas are taken by the general film-going audiences. I liked his solo stuff, but his Bat films peaked and declined very, very fast quality wise. IMO he has a lot to make up for after the horrible TDKR.
It will be interesting how his own ideas are taken by the general film-going audiences. I liked his solo stuff, but his Bat films peaked and declined very, very fast quality wise. IMO he has a lot to make up for after the horrible TDKR.
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4:52PM on 12/14/2013
Batman Begins was his best and then a slow decline after. I think his stand alone films are some of his greater pieces of work.
Batman Begins was his best and then a slow decline after. I think his stand alone films are some of his greater pieces of work.
5:13PM on 12/14/2013
What popular comic character starred in Inception? Or The Prestige? Or Memento? Or ... etc.
What popular comic character starred in Inception? Or The Prestige? Or Memento? Or ... etc.
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