10 Million views in two days (at the time of posting this). Now, that Warner Bros have given us something more informative in regards to this long awaited confrontation between these iconic characters on the silver screen; this has made the movie much more enticing.
The theme of a realistic story with the world reacting to Superman unclear of if he is trusted or feared is continued as you could feel the tension as he entered Congress in Washington.
Minor note: I really did not think it was necessary to acknowledge the existance of the WBC with signs displaying "GOD HATES ALIENS" in the movie as I don't think they should have any credence or acknowledgement, but that's just my opinion.
I get the impression this is how the world would react to the event of a being from the stars with abilities far exceeding that of Man realising that if they went rogue they could have a catastrophic effect on the world.
Now to Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. I like that Bruce is a distinguished but not in the same manner as he is depicted in the Dark Knight Returns, published by Frank Miller in the late 1980's. Here, you can see that he has a mature look but looks young enough to be able to still go and be at the peak of his physical condition.
Also, and I appreciate this is a nitpick, but can Hollywood stop reminding us of Batman's origin? it comes across as insulting when even a child of today knows his beginnings. And in most moving picture adaptation producers force it down our throats. From Nolan's trilogy, Batman the Dark Knight Returns Part 1, the Batman Vs Dracula and now this.
I'm a little annoyed to see Kryptonite rear it's head again this soon. I was glad to see it's absence in Man of Steel as even with Superman Returns 7 years before in 2006 the audience had grown tired of this being Superman's Achilles heel. Granted, the radioactive piece of his homeworld is as synonymous with his story as Batman is with his mission of ridding Gotham of crime, but it's the fact that it was Warner Bros go-to for a plot device in previous movies.
in fact; 4 of the 5 movies had used it within the plot and I think that's why myself and several other fans are not too keen on seeing it's inclusion in this plot.
On a lighter note: I am really digging the Jeremy Irons incarnation of Alfred Pennyworth. Whereas Sir Michael Caine would tell stories with his wonderful performance as Batman's confidant; here, Irons seems to say little but it's to the point. And I think that's necessary sometimes with some characters to just keep it brief but be on-point.
Gal Gaddot looks good in costume as Wonder Woman. Initially I didn't think she'd sell it, but from the looks of things; she has the build to be able to pull off the Amazonian Princess.
I wasn't sure how Snyder would wet our appetites further but with this trailer; he got even us more excited for March 2016.
Day Vs Knight. Man of Steel Vs Dark Knight.
May the best man win.
(c) Warner Bros Pictures/Legendary
So, we got a taster of next summer's showdown between two of the most iconic comic book heroes ever. And the trailer below was just epic
It did what I had expected that it would; it had the world reacting to Superman not knowing what to think of a man from the stars that has the superhuman abilities that he possesses and question why he is here, some to such a point that his very presence is intimidating and unwanted.
And then there's Batman. This is the very aspect of DC's Cinematic Universe that we have been waiting for since the announcement of the follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel.
Ben Affleck's Batman.
What I can tell from the shots of Affleck as Bruce Wayne and him in his Bat-suit is this is a much more jaded and grizzled Dark Knight.
I really dig the suit; it's a nice respectful nod to Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, of which this sequel is loosely based upon. I really enjoy the look of conviction and intensity in his eyes of a man that feels like another man has wandered in uninvited to his territory.
The Bat-voice that he uses is a vast improvement over the gravel Bale-Bat used from 2005-12. I like Christian Bale as a method actor, but that was one of the few aspects that did not win me over as Batman. Yes, he had the methodical and analyticall thinking down to a fine-art as Batman. But it was when he uttered lines such "WHERE ARE THE TRIGGERS, WHERE ARE THEY?" in that ridiculous gravel tone made it extremely difficult for me to take seriously.
This is where actors like Michael Keaton succeed in spades as he always kept his talking to a minimum and he didn't raise his voice. Sure, he altered his tone as the Dark Knight but considering Batman is meant to be this figure that operates from within the shadows and makes a point of being as stealth as realistically possible, it can't really be done with a voice like that.
This is a match/showdown that fans have been waiting to see on screen for decades and people have waited for far too long to let this pass any further.
We know it could have happened with Bale and Routh, but it never came to be.
For me, I have been waiting for this movie ever since I saw DCU's animated movie Batman/Superman: World's Finest in the late 90's that saw Kevin Conroy's Batman & Tim Daly's Superman square off to begin with before ultimately teaming up to defeat the dangerous combo of Mark Hamil's The Joker and Clancy Brown's Lex Luthor.
I'm hoping to have a few questions answered from this movie as we all know for those that have read Dark Knight Returns and seen the direct to home movie that Batman defeats Supes via the aid of Kryptonite. Now, since Kryptonite has yet to appear in this continuity of Superman or if at all, then what advantage does the Dark Knight have knowing he is gone one-on-one with a man that has ability to either put him in Hospital or worse.....end his career and life?
Unless it's Kryptonite or magic (yes, Superman is vulnerable to magic) then the only way Batman would stand to win against the Man of Steel is if he were to throw the fight.
Otherwise it'd be like John Cena Vs David Spade. No contest.
With a year to go before we see two iconic heroes go mono e mono, it will give fans plenty to talk about.
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