DC Universe is one week shy of expanding to a new film with Zack Snyder at it’s helm.
Among some of the reasons which have made this film one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, one is that it has done what has never been done in celluloid before: pitting two popular superheroes against each other.
If that and the super awesome trailer is not enough to make you hold your breath for this Affleck-Cavill starrer, here are some others:
1) It’s been long since Hollywood has released a dark, serious-with-itself superhero film.
Three years to be precise (since the film’s prequel i.e.Man of Steel). And since then we have been periodically been treated to the family-friendly, cartoonish Marvel films (which are cool in their own way but never so threatening)
2) Watch Ben Affleck perform as the dark knight.
Frankly Nolan’s trilogy have been so successful and memorable that it is difficult to not see Christian Bale as Batman when you think about the Gotham vigilante.
When WB signed up the ‘Gone Girl’ starrer for this film, it pissed of some of Nolan’s fanboys for good. Ben Affleck sure has a big one up his sleeve to do justice to Bruce Wayne.
However, not to worry. Early reviews suggest that Affleck is mind-blowing as the titular hero.
For the Nolan fanboys, Christopher Nolan also served as the executive producer for the film. Although I have no idea what that means, it is heartening to know that the man was involved in some way in the filmmaking.
3) The director Zack Zynder’s vision.
If you have seen ‘300’ and ‘Man of Steel’, you will know that Zynder is a very ambitious filmmaker- he doesn’t do movies for it’s sake and more importantly nor to please the generic audience.
It would be tasteful to see how he works works with this script.
4) This scene from the trailer.
We all know that one important point that makes Superman super to Batman is that Superman is not human, he is an alien. And he can lift cars, helicopters and even gigantic aeroplanes easily. He can do all that stuff which Batman cannot even imagine to and yet this happens (see the image). Well, it makes the movie all the more mysterious and gives one more aspect to look forward to.
5) Another rather intriguing shot
I freezed the trailer to better read what was written, as it appears as a fleeting shot in the trailer.
Does this mean that Batman’s arch-enemy gets some screen time in this film. If so, it must be something really pivotal and a very well guarded studio secret. (One reason to watch it first-day-first-show before the spoilers start sprout everywhere.)
6) And yet another one.
Is it just me or does the font type and menacing nature in which it has been written remind you of the Joker.
7) A very, very different movie than we are used to from this genre.
Honestly, the trailers and promos will leave you dumbstruck. Not by just the visual effects or anything, but the sheer dramatic potential that lies in the film.
Apparently, the writers reworked the script a couple of times and even shifted the release of the film by a year, to accommodate enough creative awesomeness in one film.
8) Wonder Woman’s first big-screen appearance
I don’t know much about this character (neither do most of you), other than that she holds a shield and is a part of the Justice League. It would be wonderful if they have included her back-story as well in the movie. And Gal Gadot looks ahem, amazing.
9) It is in amazing 3D.
And there is no other format that can give you your money’s worth for this scene, which apparently as shown in the trailer shows the destruction of the Wayne Tower, Bruce Wayne’s business headquarters.
(If you are ready to shell out a few extra bucks and travel the extra mile, this is one of the handful few flicks that deserve to be watched in IMAX)
10) Lastly, you will be missing out on the talk-of-the-town of you don’t watch it.
That’s the reason all these blockbuster films turn out to be blockbusters anyways. Everyone would want to know and talk about the latest action sequence that blowed their minds away.