Can I go off-topic for a second and talk about the Batman v Superman trailer here, since this is DC related? Yes? Okay thanks.
That trailer pissed me off. I am a DC guy and what was presented to me in that trailer was way way WAY WAY too dark tonally. "Do you bleed?" in husky Batman voice? Are you kidding me? Is that the Batman we are going to get? Compare what this trailer showed to Avengers when they were having a spat with each other. It was fun, light, and enjoyable to see them come to blows. This? Geez, it looks like they want to rip each other's throats out. And do really need to go down the path of some people worshipping Superman as some Messiah figure vs those who believe him some kind of "false god"? Is that going to make the movie fun?
That trailer felt more moody than Arrow does, and that’s saying something. My gosh, the voiceover talking about absolute power corrupting and what he (presumably superman) should do. It paints that world entirely bleak and grim. I felt no hope or excitement for what superheros are meant to represent. Yes there are some darker characters, like Batman and Daredevil, and I'm perfectly fine with their appropriately dark treatment. In fact, there's a commonality to character like those being regular humans with no powers and wanting to do something good with their inner conflict. Arrow has treated Oliver's conflict rather well overall, too. But Superman is certainly not one who can be treated with such moodiness. Neither are the Avengers and thankfully Marvel understands that. I am sad for DC movies since i’m a DC comic guy.
Last edited by bpeacock22; 04-17-2015 at 08:31 AM.