DC’s main event is a mostly enjoyable one with a few noticeable caveats. Character dynamics shine brightest, the league is rounded out by lots of charismatic moments. Each hero has a few scenes that help solidify their personalities and contributions to the group. These moments, like Flash and the speed force or Wonder Woman foiling terrorists, these are excellent scenes. There are certainly questionable moments that could have been edited out, seeing as this movie was supposedly edited down from 2 hours and 50 minutes to just shy of 2 hours. While the CGI is annoying, the villain isn’t memorable, and the story isn’t anything new, there’s still plenty to enjoy in Justice League and enough to recommend to comic fans and general film-goers.
Mystified. The main word that comes to mind when reflecting on Batman v Superman. As a DC fan and film-goer, I’ve had my sights on this movie for quite some time. Growing more and more eager to see the final product. Much hinges on the critical and financial success of this movie. Will this jumpstart the DC Cinematic Universe? Does it have what it takes to contend with Marvel? Will it bring something fresh to the comic book movie genre? With excitement and glee I can answer these questions: yes to all the above. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds. We get a brilliantly crafted movie that is not only the most unique comic book film that I’ve ever seen, but damn near brought me to tears, something the Nolan Batman’s or any comic book film has ever accomplished.
Thanks to the lovely people over at Entertainment Weekly, we finally have some insightful images from the upcoming DC movie. Front and center is Wonder Woman who we also get to see another screen as her and Bruce Wayne have been rumored to be a couple or at least go to some ball. Superman gets a cult following of people with skulls painted on their heads. More notably we get a better look at Lex Luthor, one who would make Gene Hackman proud with a full head of hair that’s sure to come off. Among other details we find out that director, Zack Snyder, wanted to include a scene in Man of Steel where Bruce Wayne recieve a shipment with tons of kyptonite. This leads us to a better idea of the Bruce Wayne/Batman that we will be seeing. Ben Affleck plays an older, wearier Caped Crusader, one drawn at least in part from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. “He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.” Worried that Superman’s unequaled power makes him more of a potential fascistic overlord than the hero we need, he makes it his duty to take him out of the sky for good.
I was fortunate enough to get tickets to the IMAX screening of the Batman v Superman trailer. The trailer was leaked late last week but director Zack Snyder promised some extra goodies and content for those who still showed up, and boy did he deliver. While there wasn’t the biggest turnout at my theater, we were delightfully great and given a free ticket to see the movie next year, in IMAX, a week early. While we’re all awaiting the email (we had to fill out a card with some info) we were also given two new teaser posters.
Batman v Superman Director Zack Snyder has just given us a very small tease of things to come. Finally after all this time we do have an actual date for the trailer itself to release and it’s going to have a little bit of a catch to things. The trailer will be shown this coming Monday evening at 7:00 PM specifically at IMAX theaters, to gain entry follow the link at the bottom to apply and sign for tickets. It is first come first serve, so you can obtain a ticket to the trailer but you need to be at your theater early because seats are not guaranteed.