We’re opening this feature on something most die-hard Bat-fans will have seen – the IMAX intro that came before Mission Impossible 4. But be warned, there are some HUGE spoilers to follow.
These 50 Best Moment features are designed to go in-depth on the experience of watching the best films of the year – to remind you of bits you enjoyed, or highlight stuff you might have missed first time out, to encourage you to see it a second time.
But these features are not for the uninitiated, so if you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises yet, turn away now!
Still here? Good. We adored The Dark Knight Rises, and we’re looking forward to discussing the best bits with you.
And of those best bits, the plane heist sequence is by far one of the most impressive.
It’s all the more awe-inspiring when you realise it was shot using real stuntmen, by Chris Nolan circling the scene in a helicopter.
The scene combines intense spectacle, key plot detail - the kidnapping of Dr. Leonid Pavel - and even a neat bit of foreshadowing (when Bane leaves his henchman to die) that we’ll come back to later in this feature.
It’s arguably one of the best sequences of the series, with the plane’s hull dropping out to reveal Bane and Pavel hanging in the air easily the equal to The Dark Knight’s truck flip for spectacle.