Two new TV advertisements released last night for The Dark Knight Rises don’t shine much new light on the closing chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Sad-Batman trilogy. But the clips are still fun, especially if you’re the kind of person who’s been obsessively dissecting ever new piece of DKR minutiae for the last year. The first video features Bruce Wayne talking to his old tech guru Lucius Fox. “I need you to get me back in the game,” he says, sounding like a man who has just returned to public life after a long sabbatical only to discover that the citizens of America have fallen in love with kinder, gentler, more colorful superheros.

The second clip focuses more on Anne Hathaway’s Don’t-Call-Her-Catwoman. To be precise, it focuses on the playful chemistry between Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne. There’s also a shot right at the end that looks very apocalyptic, with smoke descending over Gotham and fighter jets flying across the skyline. In short, Dark Knight Rises is shaping up to be the feel-good romantic-comedy hit of the summer.

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The Dark Knight Rises
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