Friday, April 17, 2015

Batman vs. Superman Trailer Leaked and Reviewed

The trailer for the historic movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked late last night after the much anticipated announcement that it would be released soon. Someone was able to catch it using their cell phone so the quality isn’t as good but you could still hear everything and see the trailer well enough. As much as I didn’t want to watch it, I couldn’t resist because I’m a die-hard Superman fan. Guess you know who I’ll be rooting for when it comes out next year but don’t worry DC, I’m not going to spoil anything. I doubt that you’ll be able to find it now considering most websites have deleted the video but if you find it then enjoy.

As far as my opinion goes, this is going to be the movie of 2016 financially, whether it will be an epic movie remains to be seen. I know that’s a bold statement considering there are other comic book adaptions such as Deadpool in February as well as X-Men: Apocalypse and Captain America: Civil War in the summer. While X-Men and Captain America are sure cash cows, everyone has seen these guys and they’re sequels so people know what to expect. Deadpool will definitely be a big attraction but the fact is Deadpool isn’t a family friendly character and his movie will be bloody. Also in Captain America: Civil War, not all the characters in the famous saga can appear in the movie due to character rights so there are a lot of ways that this movie can get screwed up, we’ll have to wait and see.

The other reason I think this movie will dominant is because of the fact that this is new territory for DC Comics and Warner Brothers. For the first time, DC is putting Batman and Superman in one movie and these are the main favorites of DC Comics so that’s why I make that claim.  Just like Marvel’s The Avengers, when something is new, people are going to pay top dollar to see it no matter how it goes. The only difference is people know what to expect from Marvel because as much as I hate to say it, Marvel is doing better than DC as far as cinemas go. DC is way behind but after seeing this trailer, it seems they’re finally getting on track with things.

Here is what’s clear about the movie from what was seen in the trailer. The world is divided on how to feel about the man of steel and Batman, played by Ben Affleck is clearly against him. Believing that one man shouldn’t have god-like powers forces the dark knight to return to action and calls out Superman in an epic duel. It’s also clear that things will take a dark turn when Superman fails somehow and the people are chanting “Go back home.” What will become of Superman is yet to be seen but goosebumps will come when Batman makes a very bold claim at the end of the trailer.

This almost bares the plot of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace back when Christopher Reeves dawned the classic red underwear. For those that have never seen, this was hands down the worst Superman movie ever made with terrible special effects, poorly written script and a weak super villain in “The Nuclear Man.” However the comparison is the fact that in this upcoming movie Superman is trying to be the savior of the world and as learned in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, even Superman has his limits. With all of his powers and strengths, Superman can’t be the only one to give peace to the world and that’s probably why Snyder has chosen Batman to teach him that lesson. This is what will probably lead the way to the release of the two part Justice League movie.

I hated that it was only two minutes long and it sucks I have to wait another year to see the movie but it sure looks worth it. Zack Snyder has done a good job with always trying to stay true to what the comic fans want to see. His take on Superman with Man of Steel brought on mixed reviews from fans and critics but it was hands down the most successful Superman film to date financially and I have no doubt this will be no different. All we know for right now is this looks to be a non-stop superhero beat down between two of the top dogs in the DC universe. Place your bets.  

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