The first thing that jumps out at me is that (a) Anne Hathaway has a nicely delivered monologue and (b) If what she’s saying is any indication, there’s an Occupy Wall Street-ish kind of aspect to DKR, with Nolan not necessarily on the side of the OWSers.
The second is that Nolan seems to want DKR to be, like TDK, a movie of ideas. Which is pretty grand.
I’m going to have to watch it a few more times to really grok the rest.
PS: Since I’m basically switching to Dark Knight Rises blogging from here until July 2012, here’s Santino–he’s back!–writing with some worries about the 6 minute prologue running in from of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.