Pre-Batman vs. Superman:Dawn of Justice - Expectations
Yes, its been a while since I've written something here, but that was due to the fact that I have college to attend, exams to write, and so on. But here we are in spring break, the week Batman v. Superman is set to release. Now, having seen Man of Steel, one would be pre-disposed to think that this film will probably be yet another Zack Snyder sound-blasted fest of special effects and not too much in terms of story or even sense. But, seeing what we have in the marketing material for Batman v. Superman, the sequel to the 2013 Superman origin film, I have a few reasons as to why this film might be quite good. Read on.
First off, based on what the trailer shows, it looks like the primary drama takes place in the form of conflict between two of DC Comics' most iconic superheroes, and it deals with the aftermath of Man of Steel. The main problem that most people had with Man of Steel was the fact that insanely large parts of Metropolis got destroyed, and I do mean a LOT of it, and Superman not only didn't stop said destruction to occur, but took part in said destruction. He also let countless innocent citizens of Metropolis to die. Now, I get that following Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy there would be this aching urge among filmmakers to just darken the tone of any of the superheroes they have at their disposal, but this is Superman we're talking about, so it didn't make too much sense and the film ultimately got the wrong tone. Superman is so much of an icon to children, but make no mistake, Man of Steel was definitely not a children's movie. Anyway, my point is that Batman v. Superman looks like it will directly take on the aftermath of the events in Man of Steel and question the destruction and loss of life that Superman allowed. This is what is most exciting, especially considering that the questioning comes primarily from Batman himself.
Second, and this could be either good or bad, more iconic characters from DC lore make it to the big screen in this film. From Wonder Woman to Lex Luthor, this film is putting faith in the Avenger's school of thought and putting numerous characters to work in one film. Now this could go either good or bad, as in it will either be totally awesome to see so many of these iconic characters go to battle in one film or the execution could be poorly done and it will end up looking like they shoehorned way too many characters into one film for us to even care/track any one character's actions. Even the third Captain America film is going to include a LOT of characters into the film(even Spidey!), it could go either good or bad, depending on whether they execute it right. One qualm I do have is that the trailer for Batman v. Superman possibly spoiled major plot events of the film itself. Now this is exactly the mistake that the Terminator Genisys team made, revealing the big plot twist/surprise in the trailers themselves! Why, damn it, why? The only "good" thing of the film and you put it in the damn trailer? Anyway...
So that's why I'm really expecting to see good things in Batman v. Superman. The fact that the primary conflict will arise from the aftermath of Man of Steel not only makes a lot of sense but is also rewarding to me as someone who profusely questions the events of Man of Steel, and all this is beside the obvious reason to see this film, I mean Batman versus Superman? Of course I'm going to see this film. I just hope Zack Snyder doesn't go overboard once again with the sound design of this film and just does to the sound what Michael Bay does to the video: overload it. All the best to DC and Warner Bros., here's hoping for a good film.