I wake up this morning, getting ready to assume my venture to my scholastic abode when I casually decide to browse through YouTube. Lo and behold, I am blasted with the newest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer opens with Bruce Wayne attending a prestigious dinner where he is approached by Clark Kent, in his reporter disguise of course. The two of them banter back and forth about who is basically better, Batman or Superman. There is tension on the screen as they stare each other down and then Lex Luthor comes to interject, stating that he is glad that he has brought them together. Cue the action montage where we see Batman and Superman throwing down against each other. The trailer reveals that Lex is clearly the one manipulating the fued between Batman and Superman.
Then we see the corpse of Zod been wheeled into a operating room where it is experimented upon, leading to the creation of Doomsday. His arrival halts the battle between the Son of Krypton and the Demon of Gotham. Doomsday proceeds to decimate them with his high intensity heat vision, clearly from the powers of Zod. A huge explosion ensues and when the dust settles, Wonder Woman is shown to have deflected the heat blast with her sheild which stuns both Batman and Superman as they question her origins.
Personally I still prefered the first trailer as I thought that was well cut and it showcased some underlying sociopolitical themes whereas this trailer was more linear, revealing to us viewers most of the things we already know like Batman fighting Superman, Lex Luthor manipulating the fued, the creation of Doomsday, and Wonder Woman’s presence. With that been said, there were a couple of things I did like about this trailer like the opening scene where both Bruce and Clark stare down at each other, I also like most of the action shots like the batplane and the fight scenes which clearly highlight Zack Snyder’s touch. But on the other hand, I had a couple major issues with this trailer, first I’m still not sold on Lex Luthor at all, Jesse Eisenberg is a good actor but Luther was not the role for him. He comes off as an evil Richard Branson with a lot of money and no true friends with an inferior complex bent on putting two powerful people against each other for sheer amusement. He was more or less like a joker without makeup. I would have preferred Bryan Cranston in the role of Lex Luthor. Doomsday’s reveal was also a bit underwhelming for me, his design is not bad but neither is it spectacular as he just looks like a generic super monster, he looks like the close cousin of the trolls from the Lord of the Rings. We also get to see Wonder Woman again albeit without dialogue once more as I am still ambivalent about Gal Gadot’s acting chops.
Overall it was a decent trailer, not as exciting as the first one and with some minor gripes I still can’t get over until the movie is released like Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman. I still maintain an iota of optimism about the movie and would be first in line to see it opening week. What were your thoughts on the trailer? What did you like and what did you hate? Sound off in the comment section below and don’t forget to follow and subscribe for more entertaining news. Till next time. Szia.