Opinion: My many issues with the new Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer
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While the internet and fanboys around the world were still reeling from the phenomenal new trailer for Captain America Civil War, DC comics decided to sucker punch us (No pun intended, Zack Snyder) with a teaser for their upcoming superhero team-up or bust-up (who knows really?), Batman V Superman. The teaser was short, tense and very effective in its goal of getting people excited for the full trailer, which will debut on the Jimmy Kimmel show on Wednesday December 2nd. One question that stuck in my mind while watching the trailer, and I know it is a clear sign of my pedantic nature, is - why does Batman need a trench coat? Don’t get me wrong, it was a fashionable and probably very useful coat and I would be the first to sympathise with the plight of removing sand from your clothing after a day at the beach (or unidentified desert bunker). But the Dark Knight should be above those problems, He’s a billionaire playboy with advanced military and futuristic gadgets in a bat costume. Further research into the coatgate (I know it won’t catch on) revealed that this is Batman in his Knightmare ensemble, but I did not find any justification for the coat. The theory that seems most plausible to me is he needs something that flows in the wind. To instil fear in his enemies, obviously. My immediate jest at the nature of this teaser betrayed the undergirded lack of hope I have in this film. I would call myself a DC fan and proclaim my love for the universe they have created in comics and television, but they just don’t seem to have the right touch when it comes to their blockbuster films - the Marvel touch, that is.
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