Airing last night on Jimmy Kimmel first, the second official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shows a ton and a half of story content.
First, if you haven’t seen it already, here’s the trailer.
Well, what’d you think? Overall I liked it, though I did have issues here and there. The tone was lighter than what we’ve seen previously from the film, and some of the more hotly contested plot points were explored a bit more, including how Batman could (or couldn’t) actually stand toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel.
I also really liked what we saw of the intro scene with Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne. Henry Cavill was really putting off some Christopher Reeve vibes as Superman’s alter ego, which was great. Wonder Woman looked pretty fantastic too, though her addition to the trailer felt tacked on I thought.
One thing’s for sure though, I’m not into this version of Lex Luthor at all. Unless there’s a reason for his behavior (like a hidden, way more serious side), I find Jesse Eisenberg’s Luthor too silly and too much like a kid off his ADD meds for my liking. Then again, you never know, we’ve seen him looking quite threatening (not to mention hairless),, so I guess we’ll have to see.
And then there was Doomsday.
Long rumored to be in the film, it looks like those hints proved true as Zod does indeed either become Doomsday or is used to create him. I’m going to take a stab in the dark and say that this version of Doomsday is just the first look at him before his evolutionary course really sets in and the boney spikes begin to cover his body. If he stays this way throughout the film, it’d be a letdown for sure, though I doubt that’s the case.
I also feel like I have to mention the ‘Mad Max’ Batman scene that we saw even more of this time. And that’s mainly because it looks a hell of a lot like there are a load of Parademons flying the unfriendly skies in the scene, grabbing Superman’s soldiers, and carrying them off.
Whether this has some bearing on the story itself in this film, or sets up Justice League further is anyone’s guess right now. Though I have to imagine that the scene, which is almost confirmed to be a dream (or nightmare) sequence, does have some form of prophetic element to it.
Overall, interesting stuff. I can’t say I thought it was a great trailer, as I thought Warner Bros showed too much and tried too hard to make an impact, but I enjoyed it for what it was. What say you?