In case you’re a little late to the game, a new full trailer for Batman v Superman was released yesterday, and it’s received mixed reviews from fans and moviegoers alike.
Now, I was raised on superhero stories, and I’m a 90’s kid, so that’s saying something. Our comic book movies were animated and there was still a comic book store in every mall.
It’s kind of my family’s “thing”. My 18 year old brother’s name is Clark, for goodness sake.
Though my siblings and I were introduced to all sorts of superheroes, I quickly gravitated to the X-Men and to Spiderman. I’m more of a Marvel girl, sure, but there is a love and appreciation for all things super coursing through my veins which leads me to indulge in plenty of other fandoms and universes.
I mean, come on, you don’t get much cooler than the Justice League. You just don’t. Which is why a live action film featuring both Batman and Superman is such a huge deal. There are plentiful stories to tell regarding these two, and from past teaser trailers it’s looked like the Batman v Superman story would be action packed, a little dark, and altogether something unique from the plethora of superhero movies studios love to spit out.
I haven’t quite bought a ticket for the hate-train just yet, as so many fans have after viewing the new full trailer for Zack Snyder’s latest. There are a few shots from the trailer that are mind-blowingly cool, and I’m over-the-moon that we finally have Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) on the big screen as Wonder Woman.
On the other hand, I do have three major issues with what we see here.
-Why, oh, why must we see Doomsday already? Yet another trailer revealing way too much. They should’ve stopped right here and left the rest to our imagination.
-I was really hoping to hear some Diana dialogue in this one. Fans have waited years to see Wonder Woman on the big screen, and although her own movie is just now starting production, a little something from Gal Gadot would’ve been nice to hear.
-What is Lex on? Seriously. A far cry from the Luthor we know, but I guess that’s what they were going for.
Despite the letdowns, I still plan on seeing the film for the introduction of Princess Diana of Themyscira alone, but I hope to be pleasantly surprised by the title characters’ plotlines and performances.
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