Friday, April 17, 2015

Yawn of Justice: The First Batman v. Superman Trailer

Warner Bros. began this week with a lot of big plans for 2016's big superhero jam Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. They dropped a twenty second teaser-for-the-teaser on Wednesday, and then announced an IMAX exclusive screening of the trailer itself for next Monday. Unfortunately, WB got waylaid by two unfortunate instances yesterday. First, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer dropped early in the day to near unanimous fan approval. Second, just as geeks the world over were joining hands and singing "Kumbayah," a crappy bootleg of the Batman v. Superman trailer hit the web.

As such, to try and minimize the PR damage from the leak, they've now dropped a hi-def version of the assemblage online, which you can watch below. As you can see, the storyline picks up right after the destructive finale of Man of Steel, with the world still trying to figure out what to make of the alien √úbermensch in its midst. Watching the clip, I can't help but find the general moroseness of the thing off-putting. If DC is looking at the success Marvel has had building its superhero universe, I'm wondering how exactly their takeaway is to go darker and grimmer.

Regardless, here's our first look at Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, and here's our first listen to his heavily-modulated Bat-voice (which is still an improvement over whatever the heck Christian Bale was doing in his last two flicks). I'm not ready to write this movie off just yet, especially given that, yes, I really dug Man of Steel, but nothing I see here really blows me away either, which is itself a disappointment. Watch after the jump:

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