Ladies, gents, other such creatures, we got a bit of a treat today. The Comic Con Justice League trailer was recently released. And, well, A-W-E-S-O-M-E.
First things first. I have to fess up. After seeing the last Batman VS Superman movie I wasn’t particularly excited for this movie. Save the Nolan Batman films, the DC universe has been a bit lackluster as of late (at least on the big screen). It has been playing catch-up to Marvel, and when you follow in someone else’s footsteps you generally limit your ability to make new and fun material. Having said that, it looks like DC picked out all the right leaves from their rival’s book.
Simply put, the trailer (linked below) looks F-U-N, FUN! We’ have had a barrage of dark and griddy DC universe films and series, and it’s nice to see our heroes finally having some fun, cracking jokes at each other, and all in all having a good time. It looks like Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is going around, doing the rounds of collecting heroes for the Justice League – easily some of the funnest moments in superhero movies. We get a whiff of their origin stories, some good hero-to-hero banter, and the giddy-awesome-moment of having several of your favourite heroes interacting in the same shot.
Another complaint I had about this movie was Aquaman. I never read the Aquaman comics as a kid, nor did I watch much of the TV series. To be honest, I always found him a bit of a dull character. And my first criticism, which I was eager enough to share with my geeky partners in crime at a Tim Hortons at 2AM was that he simply wasn’t made for the big screen. His costume, his powers, it just wouldn’t be entertaining in a 21st century movie. He would look cheesy and lame, and the studio would embarrass itself. Well, this mans was wrong. I was impressed with some of the early Momoa concepts, but I still had some reservations. After seeing this trailer, I want to see the movie just to watch this guy kick ass. He exerts so much raw manliness that I’m sure he could make an inanimate object ovulate. I mean just look at this one…
And this one….
And this one…
Man crushes aside, there’s another casting that definitely perked my interest. Ezra Miller is playing The Flash! I’ve loved this dude since Perks of Being a Wallflower. He’s a good actor, and he has that really entertaining quirky, dorky presence that will fit in this movie like the perfect puzzle piece. You need some comic relief and some fun to contrast the brooding superheroes, and Ezra Miller will be just that and then some. He reminds me of Tom Holland who played Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War. And it’s about time we get this. Some of the superheroes we have are quirky, dorky geeks just like the rest of us. And it’s fun seeing that aspect of them being given some screen time. Mm-mm-good!
Lastly, I am glad that the trailer didn’t reveal too much as a lot of trailers have a habit of doing nowadays. Bruce Wayne mentions a threat, we see some grim, viking-looking dudes, and that’s all we get. And that’s all we need. I feel like I go in with a limp erection in half of the films these days because act I through V have been revealed in the trailer. Less is more, people!
Trailer – Let’s get this hype train a-rollin’!