You told us what you think of the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer. How does the first ‘Batman v. Superman’ teaser look to you?
From what I can determine, the general consensus among those in my online circles has been that people are much more excited about ‘The Force Awakens’ than about the awkwardly-titled ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ after watching the early trailers for each. I can see that, and in fact probably agree. Judging by trailers alone, ‘Star Wars’ looks better. Of course, trailers are frequently misleading.
That’s not to say that this is a bad trailer. In fact, I think it’s a pretty good ad, which shouldn’t be terribly surprising. Zack Snyder is a director who specializes in making money shots that look good in trailers, and this is a very Zack Synder-y, money shot-laden trailer. That most of his movies don’t hold up in terms of story or character development as full length features is where the problem lies. However, knowing nothing else about it than what we see here, I don’t see any reason to dread the movie yet.
Keep in mind that I say this as someone who, 1) felt that Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ franchise really shit the bed in its last outing and that just about any new Batman movie would have to be an improvement, and 2) didn’t hate Snyder’s take on ‘Man of Steel’.
No, ‘Man of Steel’ is not a great movie. I acknowledge many problems with it, worst of all its overabundance of pointless action scenes just for the sake of cramming in lots of action scenes. (Seriously, did we need all that garbage with Russell Crowe riding dragons on Krypton?) But I went into it without any great investment in Superman as a character (I mostly find him boring) and with my expectations set extremely low due to the negative buzz I’d heard. That the film wasn’t as bad as I feared qualified as some sort of minor success for me.
What do you think of this trailer? Are you excited for the movie, or is Batman’s mechanized suit an atrocity in your eyes?