[UPDATE: It’s finally online! Check out the brand new Dark Knight trailer here!]

I just saw the six minute opening from The Dark Knight. In IMAX.

Oh. My. God.

Between the giant screen, the crystal clarity and the content of the short film I was in nirvana and wishing like hell that the movie would continue on.

I think The Dark Knight is going to freaking ROCK.


Sorry about the overuse of colorful metaphors, but I was that blown away by the damned thing.

I’m getting ready to turn in so I won’t make this too lengthy, but I can tell you that for about the first three minutes it felt more like one of the Bourne movies than a superhero flick. In tone, quality, pacing… everything.

We get to see both how super-smart the Joker is through his detailed planning of a bank heist and how cold-blooded and devious through the multi-level elimination of those who might share in the loot.

If you have any concerns about Heath Ledger portraying the Joker, be at ease. I don’t know what else to tell you.

I only hope that Warner Bros. makes this available onliine before the movie opens so you can experience (partially, due to no IMAX), what I did tonight.

I am now officially anticipating The Dark Knight just as much as Iron Man, and that’s saying a lot.

The Dark Knight opens on July 18, 2008.