Well last night’s Batman v Superman trailer debut definitely perked things up for this film. After the underwhelming sepia-toned teaser from Monday this stoked the chatter to acceptable levels.
The Screen Crush staff has the moment by moment gif breakdown of who’s what, (from which I’ve stolen all these gifs) and the introduction of loopy chatty Lex Luthor as portrayed as only Jesse Eisenberg can do it, was a big plus. Plus was there a heart that did not pound a bit at the ending reveal of the Big Three united on screen for the FIRST TIME EVER?
But elsewhere the trailer seems to be a race between Bats and Supes to see who is the biggest authoritarian threat to mere mortal humans. Talk about Civil War! At first it was Superman who was the alien overlord what with his building smashing and neck breaking godlike powers—not to mention gaze of steely resolve. But then it turns out Batman is the kind of twisted psychopath who brands criminals with his personal mark! Damn! You gotta hold out for a hero. Or could it all be…mind control?
Are they both heroes…or both villains? Speaking of villains, we get not only Joker Luthor but Doomsday. And Zod’s head in a bag. I repeat. ZOD’S HEAD IN A BAG. This is no Richard Donner movie. While some feel that Zack Snyder is the biggest problem with this film, I think he may be the secret weapon. At least he makes movies that look great with top notch action and he gets how to make his characters larger than life.
So…what did YOU think?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.