The impending theatrical release of The Dark Knight Rises is inspiring more nerd boners than Adrianne Curry at Comic-Con and the film is expected to shatter box office records in its opening weekend. So it should come as no surprise that Hollywood's best and brightest came out for the New York City premiere of Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film, but it was the photogenic cast that shined brightest of all.
Anne Hathaway continued to make the bowl-cut look work for her, but she was upstaged by the always-stylish Marion Cotilliard. As for the men, stars Christian Bale and Tom Hardy pulled off the impossible by making designer suits look badass. I wouldn't wanna scuffle with either of these dudes, even if they are wearing ties that cost more than my annual salary.
The film itself was the true star of the evening, however, receiving a standing ovation from the audience and rave reviews from the few lucky critics on hand. Though it may not be able to top the fan response of the last installment in Nolan's epic trilogy, it seems The Dark Knight Rises offers a thrilling, intelligent conclusion to one of the most beloved franchises in history, that will satisfy both comic book nerds and film snobs alike.