"The Dark Knight Rises" NYC Premiere: A Complete Look!

Posted Monday July 16, 2012 8:41 PM GMT

It’s arguably the most anticipated film of the summer and, with only days remaining until its theatrical release, the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises” celebrated at the New York City premiere on Monday night (July 16).

The tremendously star-studded cast of the final installment in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy worked the red carpet at AMC Lincoln Square Theater, with those on hand including Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Juno Temple and Tom Hardy.

Also bringing out a handful of celebrity spectators, actresses Hailee Steinfeld, Leighton Meester and Michelle Trachtenberg were joined by young couple Penn Badgley and Zoe Kravitz while real estate mogul Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump were in attendance, as well.

With its opening slated for this Friday (July 20), the Batman finale is expected to put up a stiff challenge against the record-breaking $207.4 million domestic opening weekend earnings rung up by "The Avengers" earlier this year.

As for the movie, fans are sure to be impressed, as multiple critics have already doted the motion picture with two thumbs up while a review by The Herald Sun boasts, “For a Batman movie, there is surprisingly little seen of the famous suit for long stretches of the film, but rarely does it suffer.”

Adding to the positive response thus far, film critic James Wigney said, “Rather it gives the ever-reliable Christian Bale time to explore the dark forces that led him to become a vigilante as well as giving other members of the stellar cast a chance to shine.”

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