It may be the unpopular opinion, but I strongly disliked the teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
While I’ll get into that in a second, I first want to share these absolutely badass campaign-like teaser one-sheets for the Warner Bros. pic that hits theaters March 25, 2016.
The posters look city-styled, as if the glue used to stick ’em on walls has warped the actual paper. On them we see both Batman and Superman, played by Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively, with the opposing character’s logo covering their eyes. They’re the first good thing to come from this movie that looks to be a disaster (although it’s too early to tell for sure).
I love the look, unlike the above linked trailer that feels oddly small. It looks like Zack Snyder can’t get past the stylized Frank Miller look he used in 300 as everything looks like a bunch of green screen sets. I also can’t stand Henry Cavill has Superman, who feels empty and un-relatible. The reason Christopher Reeves was so good as Supes is because we enjoyed Clark Kent. The way Snyder is using Cavill is the opposite, which makes Kent a garbage character.
The thing that hurts the most is that Affleck looks bad ass in his bulky, “Dark Knight Returns”-esque costume – and the voice modulator is something I’ve been screaming for-for years. It’s too bad I’m being told it’s basically a Superman movie, with 20 minutes of Batman. Barf.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jason Momoa.