I don't know if I'm going to believe this, but apparently this source has accurately reported on Bane, Catwoman, and other TDKR related stuff to Cosmic Book News. This source has, apparently, reported on the rough cut that was screened for WB execs a month or two ago. And, the word is that it is "even better than The Dark Knight", and that it is "flawless"....
Read what the "source" has to say below, and there's a small possibilities of spoilers, so beware...
One of my friends has seen a rough cut of The Dark Knight Rises and my god he was astonished. He says it is better than The Dark Knight and that it is virtually a flawless movie.
He said that could change when the CGI shots are completed, and the movie is seen in full instead of grey blocks on the screen.
It is one of those films that leaves you on the edge of your seat much like The Dark Knight did, in that it feels like a rollercoaster, like you have no idea where the story will go. I have been told a summary of the movie, and I definitely don't want to spoil it, but if you think you know where it is heading, think again!
It will leave you thinking "how do did they come up with that; it's genius."
Catwoman is more in line with the comics than people think despite her not having a whip or cowl.
It's more character driven and less about looks. Bane is so frickin' ruthless it's bad, like Joker is crazy and does his crimes on a whim in any style; Bane is like a freight train and has the city bricking it.
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So, there you have it. If this is actually true, or actually accurate & trustworthy, we should be in for a treat. However, I'm still weary about this "source". It could be like the people who log into IMDB a month before a movie comes out to write a "review" gushing about the movie. So, lets just tentatively say that if this is real, all it'll make people do is anticipate the film even more than they already are.
[pic - click to view] Exclusive: The Dark Knight Rises Described As Better Than The Dark Knight - Cosmic Book News