Batman vs Superman Random Thoughts:
Lex Luthor isn’t really the traditional Luthor we know from places like the previous movies and cartoons, but he is awesome. The snarky, smart-ass, holier than thou, hyper intelligent, young business man looks like the best version of Lex we’ve seen in a while. (Sorry, Rosenbaum). In the beginning of the trailer we see the first meeting of Bruce and Clark. Both are in their “disguises” as regular people. In comes Lex. He’s also wearing his “disguise”. So here we have 3 larger than life personalities in a public place cutting each other down, cracking some minor jokes, foreshadowing, and misleading. Lex’s comment to Lois about a 3 syllable word for simple people was not only funny, but evil as well. Remember, Lex can’t really be a jerk to everyone. He knows when to play to the masses and his constituents. He won the presidency in the comics fergodsakes. I think Eisenberg brought enough of his wit to this character to make it his own and make it a good one. Can’t wait to see him go bald.
Batman’s voice: Awesome.
Doomsday is revealed. Or is he? The trailer alludes to Lex retrieving Zod’s corpse and creating a monster. You know who’s origin that is not? Doomsday. You know who’s origin it is? Bizarro. Now, I’m not saying that we’re actually seeing Bizarro here, but I am saying there’s an interesting angle on what seems to be a hybrid villain. I mean, Doomsday does not have heat vision. Neither does Bizarro (Ice vision). The thing about Doomsday is that he constantly evolves and learns. I think the version of Doomsday we saw is a very ‘newborn’ Doomsday. That’s why he doesn’t have all of the super spiky exposed bone jutting out of grey skin. It is my belief that by the end of the movie, we will see a more traditional version of this character. There’s evidence to support this here with Wonder Woman. Extra spikes and all. People seem to be upset over his looks. Saying he looks like a cross between a ninja turtle and Abomination from the Ed Norton Hulk film. People fail to realize that Abomination in that movie was NOTHING like the comic book version. So comparing this villain’s look to a villain’s look that was messed up previously doesn’t hold much water with me. The ninja turtle comparison might have a little something going on because both characters are humanoid.
People are saying they gave away too much in this trailer, and I can see that. I mean I recently said the same thing about the Cap3 trailer. This is not so much a problem with these specific movies, but rather a problem with movie trailers as a whole. A couple years ago, ‘The Grey’ released a trailer that included the final scene in the movie. Currently, Star Wars is releasing new footage almost every damn day. (Side note about Star Wars: I think they’re using some very efficient misdirection here and trying to keep people from asking about Supreme Leader Snoke and Luke) The point is, trailers are so worried about showing something to get buzz or people buying tickets that they are sacrificing story elements and surprises that might be better left on the big screen. Perfect examples: The reveal of the Trinity facing off against our villain, and in the Civil War trailer the reveal of Black Panther. Both of those would’ve blown my mind in the theatre. Now, I know they’re coming.
Batman has a gun?!?! Well, kinda. Batman has always had weapons. In the beginning of the comics Batman ran around with a handgun. In The Dark Knight, he used a sticky bomb gun. That’s what he has here as well. He’s a mortal man fighting against Superman and Doomsday and in the past in the comics he’s had to resort to some fancy weaponry.
The humor was evident. People compare Marvel to DC (pointless, just enjoy both) and one of the main hits against the DCU is the lack of humor. People claim that the DCU is just so dark and serious and has a no fun allowed rule. This trailer showed a small bit of humor. Enough to make me do that thing where you push an extra amount of air through your nose as you smile. I think this is the direct result of Ben Affleck being on set.
Overall, the trailer was decent in my eyes. There’s not much more they can show me to get me more excited for this film, and in all honestly, I hope they don’t.