As your favorite news nerd, I feel duty bound to post this bootleg version of the Dark Knight trailer, for however long it might be around (not long, I’m guessing). But I honestly ask you not to watch it?it looks like it was filmed by an epileptic holding a camcorder from 1984, transferred to a cellphone, transferred back to the camcorder and then dunked underwater for good measure. The point is it looks like shit, and a hi-res version of the trailer will be coming on Sunday at the latest when it’s officially released. I’ll post it, I swear. But don’t spoil it by watching it in the worst conditions possible. (Via WWTDD)
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