The prologue screened as a part of a viral marketing campaign, which involved fans reading through "leaked" CIA documents and finding coordinates for cities around the world. When all the pieces fell into place, a secret website, OperationEarlyBird.com, revealed the locations and times for prologue screenings.
A line formed early outside the AMC Loews Lincoln 13 on the Upper West Side, and the excitement was palpable. The anticipation only grew as fans filed into the IMAX theater to await the six-minute preview. Once the preview ended, the crowd applauded and demanded a second viewing, to no avail.
"I thought it was really good," Tom Dichiara told MTV News. "It was a lot of action, good opening sequence. You can't really understand a whole lot of what Bane says, though."
"The action was crazy," Brian Sansone said. "They did sh-- in 'The Dark Knight' that I had never seen before, and they blew me away again. A lot more action-packed, just as intricate, just as crazy. If the rest of the movie is like that, they got my money."
"I loved it. Christopher Nolan just did an ingenious scene, a great action scene, something that will have your jaw drop. It was pretty amazing just watching it on the screen, saying, 'I never thought that would be possible,' " said Tyler Rice, who liked Bane's voice but struggled to understand it as well. "Bane's voice sounded awesome, but you can't understand what he's saying. He had about two clear lines you can hear what he's saying. Otherwise, it just sounded like awesome gibberish. It kind of sounds like Buffalo Bill [from 'Silence of the Lambs']."
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