You know the decibel levels they install in football stadiums? Everyone wants to be the 12th man, etc. They should have had a hype meter a few hours ago when the final Batman v Superman trailer dropped.
Bask in the glory of popcorn movie goodness.
How awesome is Jeremy Irons? I love Michael Caine, but Irons is perfection in casting. I know, everyone will immediately look back on the Dark Knight trilogy, but don’t. When you don’t even have to open your eyes to enjoy an actor, they are doing their job.
Jesse Eisenberg? Every trailer we’ve seen shows that he’ll nail the role of Lex Luthor. We will look back on the Internet uproar over his casting and compare it to Heath Ledger as the Joker. Will he be on par with that performance? Probably not, but it won’t be a disaster.
Another fan concern was Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Most of the comments were downright sexist and absurd. They also forgot she was in the IDF and could kick any Internet troll’s ass. The trailer finally shows off her character in combat, and it looks epic.
Ben Affleck. The fan’s whipping boy. He doesn’t have to be perfect. Seriously, go back and watch the Dark Knight. Was Christian Bale the best Batman? Of course not. He just has to be badass and battle Superman.
And the trailer finally shows Warner Bros. marketing woke the hell up and decided to show out. Why wasn’t this trailer number one? I was on the fence about Batman v Superman, and now I’m jumping around like Lucasfilm just dropped a Star Wars trailer in my lap.
Him stopping Superman’s punch? Good lord, that’s enough to have me there on the Thursday night screening.
One concern I have, the movie clocks in at 2:30. Nice length, but damn there is a lot going on. It’s been rumored that the Doomsday battle is essentially the second act following the Batman v Superman battles. Then the Justice League is introduced.
That’s a lot of moving parts to fit into one movie. A trailer can make it all look fantastic, but Zack Snyder has his work cut out for him to keep the pacing tight and not turn into a jumbled mess.
Regardless, trailers are meant to hype. Mission accomplished. And an insanely smart release date. Late March is perfect for the movie. Why jump into the crowded summer?
Sound off in the comments about the trailer and the film. Did it get you hyped, or does the casting still have you concerned?