5 things wrong with the 'Batman v Superman' trailer
Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in the new trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Well, that was… different.
The latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was unveiled Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, coming just days after a similar new look at Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. And in the battle of the trailers, it seems Marvel still reigns supreme.
We’re super-stoked for Batman v Superman, hitting theatres March 25th, and there are some juicy action scenes and memorable lines in the new trailer. That being said, here are five things wrong with the latest glimpse of the Caped Crusader and Man of Steel.
The pacing is all over the place
The trailer opens with the first meeting between Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), loaded with foreshadowing. But everything that comes after is a scattershot of scenes set to an overblown musical score. The trailer could – or should – have just ended with Clark and Bruce sizing each other up.
Lex Luthor is a dork
Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor seems more like a hyper, annoying little d-bag than an evil criminal mastermind. Maybe that’s precisely the idea, and maybe it will work. But the trailer doesn’t instill a ton of hope.
It gives away too much
The previous trailers and teasers were captivating in their ambiguity, but this one seems to lay out every story beat and major action scene. Oh, and guess what, Superman fans? The villain Doomsday is in Batman v Superman! Sure hope you didn’t want that to be a surprise when you saw the movie!
Have we learned nothing from Christian Bale’s Batman? Affleck looks great in the costume, but his growly “I’M BATMAN!” voice feels more silly than menacing, at least in this trailer. Not as bad as Bale, but still.
“She with you?”
After another look at Gal Gadot’s (still apparently mute) Wonder Woman in the trailer’s final sequence, Superman asks Batman, “She with you?” Batman responds, “I thought she was with you.” It’s a groanworthy bit of dialogue that feels weirdly out of place. But hey – it’s just a trailer, right? The final package could be absolutely amazing. Here’s hoping.