So who's watched the new trailer for Dawn of Justice? I've watched it a few times now and I'm a little.....worried? I dunno. On one hand, I feel like any movie that has Batman and Superman going at it is going to be great regardless of how bad it is. And also Batman.
On the other hand....
Well. Lets look at the actors for a second.
What can be said? He's Superman. (though I wish they'd just give him contacts already. Superman's eyes are blue.)
I grew up with Christopher Reeves as the Man of Steel, and I will admit to owning, watching and loving all 10 seasons of Smallville, so if it's not Reeves it's got to be Welling....but Cavill does the job. He even looks a little like Welling in some shots so double yay!
Um. Um. Well, it's tough for me to be biased here. I've pretty much hated him for years. I love Batman.
Seriously though I'm all about giving him a chance. Gone Girl was good. Lots of people like him. I love Batman. Batman can be anyone under that mask, so why not Ben Afleck? He didn't make me want to run screaming in the trailer, I actually liked him, I can give him a chance and I stopped hating him a while ago when I also stopped hating Vin Diesel because I now hate Channing Tatum and can only have one actor on my hate-list at a time. And it's Channing Tatum. Probably forever. HATE.
So Batfleck is a go. Hopefully.
He can't be worse than George Clooney or Val Kilmer. I mean that, he really can't. So by those standards he's already won. GO BATFLECK!!
Gal Gadot. No idea who she is, nor do I care. I was kind of disappointed by her promo shots, but in the trailer she looks kinda/more Wonder Womany, so yay. Honestly, I don't care. It's Wonder Woman.
As a woman, I probably set feminism back by saying this...but I like to watch men in tights hitting each other in superhero movies (and "professional" wrestling), and that's mostly why I read comics. I could care less about the girls. Unless they suck (Halle Berry I am looking at you). I don't really get the whole THERE ARE NO STRONG WOMEN IN COMICS thing. I grew up reading X-Men. Seriously, those women will kick your ass without thinking about it. Half the team was always women (after the original 5), and other than Psylocke they were mostly clothed most of the time. Now Marvel is turning all their heroes into woman and I am reading DC exclusively for the first time ever in my life. :\
So yeah. Wonder Woman. Don't really care, as long as she doesn't suck.
Hey, speaking of suck.
What. The actual. Fuck.
That was supposed to be Lex Luthor?
This is Lex Luthor
This is Lex Luthor
This is Lex Luthor
Wait, it isn't?!
I swear my first thought seeing his performance in the trailer was "what is the riddler doing there I don't get it?!" then "OH WAT NO"
No. No. No.
Now, I've seen/read the ....rumor? Fact? Who knows for sure, that he's actually supposed to be Lex Luthor Jr., not Sr. Or....whatever not-Sr. is.
Ok. Maybe. But still no. Because Lex Luthor is one of the best villains ever (after Joker he's my most favorite, followed at a big distance by Venom and then Magneto and Catwoman....both of which I don't really count as villains), they should have him in the movie.
Now, there are two ways this could maybe possibly be good. Or at least passible.
Alexander Luthor Jr. was a character in some other DC earth (3 maybe?? who knows) who showed up in the regular earth and got killed by the Joker. Sooo if at the end of the movie we have Jared Leto show up and shoot him in the face, I'm cool with that. Goodbye Lex Jr.!! Annoy people in the afterlife!
Wasn't there a storyline, like a million years ago or so, were Lex Luthor II, Lex's son, was actually a clone of Lex with his brain so he was actually Lex Luthor I pretending to be his son?? But really himself? Because he died some kryptonite related death? That could work. He could act like a total annoying, loony, duchebag to throw off any possible suspicion that he might actually be the real deal and then at the end be all bald, megalomaniac Lex as he should be. Because that could be good. I really hope that's the case. Or I'll be watching the whole movie waiting for Jared Leto and his acid-spitting flower of doom to show up for some face shootage.
So there we go. I am trying, really trying not to hate Eisenberg as Lex but I think it's seriously going to depend on the story....and the rest of the movie....and if he meets a horrible death at the end. Because ugh.
I won't even touch on Doomsday....I can't decide if I even care that he's in it or not. Or, if you believe hopeful rumors, that it's not even him. It's just another big "we'll see".
Good thing Star Wars comes out in a few weeks.