I’m putting my foot down.

We’ve been getting inundated with emails and Instant Messages offering us tons of video clips for The Dark Knight. Not only am I not posting any more new clips or images, I’m not even going to look at them myself.

Yesterday someone emailed me saying they had 10 new clips from The Dark Knight, and just a few minutes ago a friend of mine who runs ReelComix just IM’d me to offer up 13 clips from the film. I know the first 5 minutes of the movie are even floating around out there, presumably the same 5 minutes I saw in IMAX ahead of I Am Legend.

Now I ask you: Would you REALLY rather see the opening 5 minutes to The Dark Knight in a little box 4 inches wide or would you rather see it on the big screen, or even better, in glorious IMAX?

I know for a solid fact that while a lot of you gobbled up every microsecond of footage for Iron Man before the movie opened (and that includes me, big time) many of you ended up wishing you hadn’t seen all that footage before the movie opened.

Am I right or am I right?

So… I am not making the same mistake with this film, which promises to be even more awesome than Iron Man. At this point I’ve seen the first 5 minutes (on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen), trailers, only a couple of additional clips and a bunch of images. We’ll continue to talk about the film here at Screen Rant, but we’re putting a moratorium on showing any more footage.

I don’t want to see another frame before the film opens on July 18th and if you’re smart, you won’t either.