Thursday 18 August 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Exclusive!

I'm excited about the new Batman film. Who isn't? For some reason though, I'd yet to see the teaser trailer.

So a few days ago I went onto YouTube and started the video. It wasn't what I expected; some guy was driving a Volvo and talking about comfort and I realised this was going to be a terrible sequel. Then a button popped up asking me if I wanted to skip, which I did (in the garden), before returning to watch the rest of the video.

The trailer started making more sense after that because the smiley family in the Volvo were gone and instead everything was darker and people looked more grumpy.

It looked magnificent and I was totally excited, even more so when suddenly something at the bottom of the frame popped up offering me business class flights to Dubai. It said "Hurry up! Offer ends soon!" which immediately made me panic, as the video was ending in 19 seconds. Is this an interactive movie?

I snapped into action: I booked business class flights to Dubai. I had to save The Dark Knight.

This is what I love about movies. They're getting so realistic! I packed my bags and readied myself for the flight. I decided to return to YouTube one last time, just to check my mission again. To my surprise, I was given a new directive.

Get groceries delivered to my home? Was The Dark Knight going to deliver my order of chicken breast fillets? To be honest, I don't know, and have been baffled ever since.

Any advice on how to proceed would be warmly welcomed.

Care to share?


  1. Welcome to "Their-Tube"... ;)

    Suggestions? Skip, don't fly, to the phone and order out. Await the Director's Cut of TDK (not the media company) and continue to stare with closed eyes at the continued "Revolution of the HIND."

  2. Ustream is doing this too now. My favorite radio show does a daily live broadcast and Ustream puts up a clock that counts down to the next ad or you can click "play now," and get it over with.

    I know ads help keep the site free for users but what's next? Pop-ups in the middle of blogs?