If a time machine ever gets invented, it would be made with one primary purpose: to go forward in time and watch highly anticipated films before the rest of humanity for bragging rights.
As of March 2012, we don’t have a time machine yet and the theatrical release of The Dark Knight Rises is still many months away. I have considered freezing myself cryogenically with a home-made cryogenics system, but I am weak and I cannot bring myself to enter into that tank of my own accord.
In this moment of desperation, I discovered Batman fan films. Unofficial films set in the Batman universe that quite frequently matched up to the real thing and sometimes even surpassed them. This was just the fix I needed and now I find my wait for The Dark Knight a little less torturous than before.