Now that San Diego Comic Con has came and went, it's time to talk about that Batman v. Superman trailer!
I was going to give you a trailer breakdown, but I'm going to assume that you've seen it by now. If not, I have it for you right here.
This trailer, in 3 and half glorious minutes, made all my boyhood dreams came true. March can't come soon enough. At first I was very skeptical of a live action Batman/Superman crossover. Excited? Absolutely. Worried? Of course. Don't get me wrong I actually enjoyed Man of Steel, but liking that one movie doesn't quite make up for 2011's Green Lantern. Yes there is Christopher Nolan's brilliant Dark Knight Trilogy; but I was beginning to think he was the only one to make a good DC movie. As I said before Man of Steel was good. Does that make Zac Snyder qualified to make this big of a movie?
All those questions were floating around in my head and I was still optimistic. Then Wonder Woman was announced. Okay, not bad, we haven't seen a live action Wonder Woman in quite some time; I can work with that. Following that announcement; Cyborg is cast. Alright this is still about Batman and Superman, right? My optimism slowly turned into aggravation. I know that DC is playing catch up to Marvel and is starting a cinematic universe, but good grief it felt like they were throwing every character in this one movie!
With all hope seemingly lost (for me to be excited for this movie), Warner Bros. released a planned event to show a teaser of Batman v. Superman. Thanks to pirates, the teaser was leaked online leading to Zac Snyder releasing it on his Twitter. I watched the two minute teaser and I was hooked. The tone, the atmosphere, and of course Batfleck.
That teaser was good but I'm still craving more and I knew once Comic Con came around something would be shown. Little did I know Warner Bros. would release it online! I, along with the rest of the world watched, and my goodness was it a work of beauty.
From the first glimpse of Bruce Wayne watching Superman take on Zod to the last shot when Supes rips off the door of the Batmobile. I get goosebumps just writing this. The things that really stood out to me were the military men wearing patches of the iconic "S." Who are they? Do they worship Superman? Are they religious extremists that think he's a god? I was intrigued and that's what a good trailer should do. I loved the little Easter eggs like the "Haha the joke's on you, Batman" graffiti on a Robin suit. I liked the shot of Kryptonite. Ben Afleck's Bruce Wayne/Batman looks like they nailed the character and suit. I also liked how realistically the world responds to Superman and the events that went down in Metropolis in Man of Steel. There's so much to love in this trailer! My only critique is Jesse Esenberg's Lex Luthor. It isn't so much him, it's more on the writing, he just doesn't quite feel like Lex.
All in all this trailer was a treat and I am having a hard time trying to wait until March. I will be there opening night with a big stupid grin on my face.