For starters, I think the voice-over is used very well here. It broadcasts a world that was rumoured for a while, a world that has turned it’s back on Superman. You hear the reports of citizens fearing what they don’t understand, some trying to defend the Man of Steel and a very recognisable voice warning us that devils don’t come from hell, they come from the sky. Overall, we are in a world where Superman is the enemy of the people, which leads us onto the Caped Crusader as we see an older Bruce Wayne bought out of the shadows to suit up again as Batman. I like the idea of this story, seeing Batman and Superman battle each other first and then possibly team up to expose the true nature of Lex Luthor, but that’s pretty much what we were promised, anyway.
The look for Dawn of Justice is a very distinct and familiar one. Just from that opening shot you can tell this is a Zack Snyder film, but I think it works for this material. I know a lot of people do wish that Superman was a little more colourful, but, for me, DC has always been the darker side of comic books and Snyder is showing that in... well, I was going to say full colour, but there isn't that much colour in this trailer. But this trailer does show how beautifully shot this is. Chicago looks great doubling now for Metropolis and that statue of Superman fits wonderfully with the landscape. And the small little teasers here and there are great to see including Batman’s Frank Miller-inspired suit, the Batmobile and possibly Wonder Woman’s invisible jet?
This is a great trailer and is definitely enough to hold me over until the next one. I’m not sure about Batfleck’s voice, but it is better than Bale’s Batman voice, which I can personally imitate to a tee. The film looks beautiful, they gave almost equal time to both Superman and Batman and the small teasers are wonderful to see. While this trailer lived up to my expectations for a first trailer, the question is can Dawn of Justice live up to our expectations as a film?
Oh, March seems so far away now.