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.
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