The new Batman v Superman trailer was officially released on Saturday. After debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, the latest trailer gives us a fresh look at arguably two of the biggest movies of the year. While there are a lot to unpack from the new footage, let’s take a closer look at how to watch Robert Pattinson’s Batman and what it all means.
A Fresh New Look At Both Movies
One of the first things that stand out about the new Batman v Superman trailer is how different it is compared to what we’ve seen so far. Gone are the 3D models, green screens, and bright lights. In their place are practical effects, gritty filming, and darker colors. In other words, this is officially a B v S movie, and we can’t help but be a little excited about it.
The new Batman v Superman trailer opens with a shot of the Batcave. We immediately see Batman (Robert Pattinson) and Commissioner Gordon (Bryan Cranston) sitting at their computer screens, with the unmistakable voice of John Wayne over the computer speakers.
“You have ten minutes to complete your routine. Be careful not to overdo it.”
This is where we meet the two main characters and get a glimpse at their differences. As we’ve learned over the years, Batman is a loner, living in his cave, while Superman is a family man, living in a Metropolis building with his wife and kids. Batman doesn’t want to be bothered by anyone, while Superman’s first instinct is to help people.
Throughout the trailer, we see glimpses of both Batman and Superman doing their best to protect the streets of Gotham and Metropolis. We also learn more about their differences–Batman is a vigilante, fighting crime in a way that inspires fear in criminals. He doesn’t seek out trouble, but rather fights it when it comes along. On the other hand, Superman fights for justice and tries to keep the peace between humans and animals. He’s not above defending citizens if they’re in danger, but he doesn’t like to get involved.
The Trailer Stands For More Than One Reason
If you’ve been paying attention (or have followed my blog for a while), you know that I’m not one to judge a book by its trailer. Often, the trailers for films that I love turn out to be incredible disappointments, while trailers for films that I think are awful end up being surprisingly good.
The same can be said about Batman v Superman. It seems like everyone is praising the movie after watching the trailer, which is great because it’s a movie that I’m definitely looking forward to. I just hope that the final product doesn’t disappoint.
Batman Is More Than Just A Pretty Face
One of my favorite things about the new Batman v Superman trailer is how different it makes Batman look compared to what we’ve seen before. Although he’s been in several huge movies over the years, like The Dark Knight and The Avengers, this is the first time that we see him without a mask. We get to see the whole range of emotions that Robert Pattinson is capable of, and it’s really something to see.
Batman is more than just a pretty face–he’s a symbol for all the injustices that can happen when good people do nothing. Without the confines of a mask, Batman is able to show a more human side, and it’s wonderful to see.
‘Batman v Superman’ Is More Than Meets The Eye
Now that we know what Batman v Superman is about, it’s time to talk about how much we enjoy the trailer. Apart from the fact that it’s a new Batman movie and a Superman movie, the trailer gives us a glimpse of a rivalry that has lasted for generations. Between the MacGuffin (a plot device that’s the focal point of the story) and the way that these two films will end, it’s clear that this is a movie that has something for everyone.
The best thing about Batman v Superman is how it doesn’t feel like a typical superhero movie. Sure, the trailer focuses heavily on the superpowered battles, but it doesn’t feel like a movie that was made just for that purpose. It feels like a movie that was made with the heart and mind of someone who loves comic books and wants to make the most of it. It feels like a celebration of superhero comics and everything that they stand for, and that’s why I, for one, can’t wait to see it.