It’s arguably the most anticipated film of the summer and, with only days remaining until its theatrical release, the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises” celebrated at the New York City premiere on Monday night (July 16).
Also bringing out a handful of celebrity spectators, actresses Hailee Steinfeld, Leighton Meester and Michelle Trachtenberg were joined by young couple Penn Badgley and Zoe Kravitz while real estate mogul Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump were in attendance, as well.
With its opening slated for this Friday (July 20), the Batman finale is expected to put up a stiff challenge against the record-breaking $207.4 million domestic opening weekend earnings rung up by "The Avengers" earlier this year.
As for the movie, fans are sure to be impressed, as multiple critics have already doted the motion picture with two thumbs up while a review by The Herald Sun boasts, “For a Batman movie, there is surprisingly little seen of the famous suit for long stretches of the film, but rarely does it suffer.”
Adding to the positive response thus far, film critic James Wigney said, “Rather it gives the ever-reliable Christian Bale time to explore the dark forces that led him to become a vigilante as well as giving other members of the stellar cast a chance to shine.”