Thirty seconds into “researching” the angle for my Batman-themed Best of # post to kick off Dark Knight Rises Week on the internet I became convinced Tumblr was not only trying to give away every scene to the movie but also the ending. And I’m not even spoiler sensitive. Really can’t afford to be in my line of work. That being said, I’m also not a fan of absorbing all the preview footage the web has to offer for a soon-to-release movie I already know I want to see. I’m kind of old-fashioned that way.
Call it hunch but I’m pretty sure all of you — like me — are pretty intent on seeing Dark Knight Rises. So this week’s edition of everyone’s favorite (right?) GIF-heavy Monday feature is a bit of a compromise. I sure as hell don’t know need to see any additional DKR footage and even if it’s difficult to admit, you don’t either. Instead here are ten badass Bane GIFs distilled from the mainstream trailers and footage it has been impossible to avoid. Enjoy. And never forget.