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Is ‘Batman v Superman’ Any Good?

On this installment of The Off Week, Trae digs into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Secret Infinity Wars of Crisis Justice (or whatever) and tells you whether or not it’s worth going out and seeing it.

Spoiler: The answer is “maybe.” But he’ll give you his reasons.

The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.

The Final ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer is Here

Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Planet of the Secret Wars of the Final Crisis on Infinite Earths of Justice has had several trailers so far, but this newest one is by far the least spoilery one. It’s also the final one, so who knows what that says about the marketing department at Warner Bros.

Pretty much this whole thing just sets up the fight between, well, Batman and Superman — with some Wonder Woman thrown in because whoever cuts the trailers is smart enough to know that there’s a bunch of us more hyped for her than the two characters in the title.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25, 2016.

The New ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Gives Us a Good Look at Doomsday

Honest to god, I think they’ve literally spelled out every major plot point across the entirety of next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Secret Infinity Crisis in the Zero Hour of Justice in these trailers. There is, of course, a new one out (which I’ve embedded below), but I actually feel weird talking about it – as I feel it’s a little spoilery.

The one thing I will mention is that we get a pretty damned good look at the version of Doomsday that’ll appear in the movie. For those who don’t want to spoil the circumstances of his introduction (which I think the trailer might) but want to take a look, here’s a screen grab:

Doomsday

That’s all I really think there is to say about this — other than the fact that we get a bit more of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in there too… which makes me happy. The more Wonder Woman, the better.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2015.

‘Batman v Superman’ May Be the Most Expensive Movie of All Time

According to Latino Review (who notoriously report on just about everything without fact checking it), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, may be the most expensive movie ever made. They’re estimating that the budget for Batman v Superman has ballooned to over $410 million. That would edge it past previous record holder Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The reason for the budget likely has to do with the amount of high profile casting in the film (like Ben Affleck), along with how production had to be extended.

Of course, don’t expect the film to hold the record for too long. Both the upcoming Justice League films are likely to have $500 Million budgets, as will Marvel’s next two Avengers movies. It seems cliche to complain about the growing budgets of blockbuster movies, but it’s kind of inevitable as the current batches of films try to pile in more and more characters.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Final Crisis on Infinite Secret Zero Hours of Justice comes out March 25, 2016.

Via Latino Review

Batman v Superman Isn’t Man of Steel 2… Except When It Is

When Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice for the Quest for Peace Down Under was first announced, we talked about the film as if it were Man of Steel 2. DC, Warner Bros and Zack Snyder tried to dispel that originally though, demanding that the film was something else, and not just a direct sequel to Man of Steel. At one point there was even a separate Man of Steel 2 on DC’s cinematic road map.

Well, I guess that’s all wrong now.

You see, now that Man of Steel 2 is off the table for the foreseeable future, the message is changing. Apparently Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Planet of the Justice really is Man of Steel 2. When talking with Canoe, Zack Snyder said:

I think in a way Batman v Superman is Man of Steel 2. Justice League is kind of the transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table of the story. It’d be interesting to think about what a standalone Superman movie might be.

The reason for this change in message? Well, with a real Man of Steel 2 off the table, the studio doesn’t want to look like they’re abandoning Superman. DC and Warner Bros are shifting course to focus their cinematic universe on Batman — which while it may seem the safer course, really isn’t.

But hey, now at least some of our old “Man of Steel 2” tags on Batman v Superman posts don’t need to be deleted anymore…

Via Canoe

George Miller May Direct a DC Superhero Movie, But it Won’t Be Man of Steel 2

So there’s been a rumor going around that Mad Max’s George Miller might direct Man of Steel 2 for Warner Bros. There’s only one major issue with this rumor…

Man of Steel 2 is nowhere on DC and Warner’s road map right now.

In fact, Man of Steel 2 is on permanent hold at Warner Bros right now, and we all know that the entire roadmap for future films depends on the success of Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, which are both risky films.

There does seem to be truth to part of this though, and that’s that George Miller does seem to be in talks to helm a DC movie. No one actually knows which movie that is, and the whole thing could fall through at any minute… but wouldn’t it be neat?

I think it would be neat.

Via Den of Geek

Zack Snyder Totally Misses The Point While Defending ‘Man of Steel’

One of the biggest criticisms of Man of Steel was that Superman pretty much let the city get destroyed in the film’s massive battles. I mean, Superman literally tosses another Kryptonian into a crowded IHOP at one point.

I mean, I’m betting none of the patrons were feeling Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity after that.

Mostly though, the criticism was that Superman’s disregard for civilian life in the film was exceptionally out of character. We’re talking about a hero who is supposed to try to go out of his way to save people, and there are literally moments where Superman himself is the one endangering passersby in the film. It’s weak writing, and frankly why Man of Steel didn’t really feel like a Superman film at all.

But Zack Snyder is defending it.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Snyder said, “I was surprised because that’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences.” Apparently his whole point was to make Superman a jerk so the world would go against him.

Which, y’know, is stupid.

He’s pretty much saying he decided to make Superman a rampaging maniac so the world could judge him as one — instead of making him a character focused on limiting collateral damage. Many have compared the destruction in Man of Steel with Marvel’s first Avengers film — in which an alien force attacks a major metro area. The difference between the two events is that in Avengers, the alien menace destroys buildings, but the heroes focus on saving civilian life. In Man of Steel, Superman does just as much damage as Zod and his minions.

And if Snyder had featured the same amount of destruction, but showed Superman trying to stop it, his argument would hold weight. But he fundamentally misunderstands the core of Superman’s character, and the film is worse for it.

…and likely so will the sequel be too.

Via EW

The first ‘Batman v Superman’ Teaser Trailer Released Early

As the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer had already leaked, Warner Bros has decided to just toss it online tonight rather than wait until Monday.

From what trailer it’s clear they’re going full in on the ‘world turns against Superman’ concept. The teaser also sets up a fight between Batman and Superman reminiscent of their showdown in The Dark Knight Returns, which is kind of neat.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Land Before Infinity Ultimate Justice comes out in 2016.

The ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Has Leaked

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer leaked online. We’ll share our thoughts about it on Monday when the official trailer release happens (so you don’t have to watch the shaky-cam version), but I just want to point something out: In other languages they’re using “vs.” instead of the “v.”

Which means someone besides me thought the “v” was stupid.

First Look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

So one of the more interesting casting choices made for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Infinite Crisis on Secret Earths of Justice has been Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Personally, I’m optimistic about the casting, as Luthor is always used best when he’s updated for the current moment in history. I mean, the guy has been everything from a mad scientist to a corporate shark to the President of the United States.

So a young-looking, fast talking savvy Luthor who (due to playing him in a much classier film) reminds the audience of one of the best known tech industry CEOs? Sounds appropriate to me.

Anyway, the folks over at EW have released the first official photo of Eisenberg as Luthor — and I think he looks pretty good. Take a look yourself.

lex-luthor

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out March 25, 2016.

Via EW