You can watch the trailer in question below:
My initial reaction:
Does this look cool? Definitely. Does that calm my nerves about this possibly sucking? Absolutely not. I thought Man of Steel looked like it could have been the best Superman film ever, but there were tons of things I didn't like about that. Although the production is trying to remain hush about a lot of details with this film, what I'm hearing is making me nervous. I definitely like the idea of Superman needing to earn his position as a savior to the world, but if that's Lex Luthor that we're hearing giving part of that voice over speech, then my suspicions about casting Jesse Eisenberg being a mistake are growing even more valid. None of that had the gravitas that it needs for me to believe in it. Also, speaking of voices, while I'm not terribly upset about it, I would like a better Batman voice. The idea of a voice modulator is what I was hoping for, but this sounds way too mechanical.
Ben Affleck looks awesome. Batman looks bulky, though. Also, everything looks way too Zack Snyder. Tell me you're not having Watchmen flashbacks after seeing that shot of what I'm assuming is the Batplane from behind. Snyder's visual style is not something I'm fond of and while it might work for Gotham, it needs to not carry over into Metropolis in any way that it did in the first film. Pretty much everything that I think looks cool in this has me more excited than before, but not so excited that I'm willing to suspend my anxiety. Every aspect of this trailer that seems cool could end up being disappointing and the rest that doesn't look quite so awesome could be even worse and more prevalent.
Am I going to see it?
As with most movies like this, even if it looked terrible, I'd be there opening night to see it. I'm nervous as hell that this is going to suck and I'm going to walk away from my viewing with a sour taste in my mouth and only a couple positives to say alongside a ton of negatives, but that's not going to stop me from watching it, nor will it prevent me from saying I like the film if it turns out that it's good. For that matter, though, it better be.
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