Batman v Superman

When it rains, it pours.

It’s was a heckuva weekend for movie fans.  First a new trailer dropped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (we revealed it at borg.com here).  Then three more:  A second Fantastic Four trailer, the first full-length Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, and today, yet another Jurassic World trailer.

But see if you agree:  Not one of these three new previews really compares to the excitement of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, or the time-bending fun of Arnold returning in Terminator: Genisys (shown here).

Zack Snyder, who we’d had hopes for after his unusual but interesting interpretation of the Watchmen graphic novel for the big screen, is just auguring in the DC Comics cinematic universe after the dismal Men of Steel and now this preview for an equally grim Batman and Superman.  Thankfully the best superheroes can be found not on the big screen but every single week with DC Entertainment’s superb TV productions: Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham.  

Dr Doom new Fantastic Four 2015

Try on for size this first full-length trailer for Batman v Superman and see if you wouldn’t rather watch Brandon Routh as The Atom fighting some bad guys in Central City with Grant Gustin’s The Flash:

That’s one bad Batman outfit.  Actually two.  Veins and wrinkles built into the batsuit?  Might as well add the George Clooney nipples from the ghosts of Batman past.

We might bite on the tired Jurassic franchise’s return in Jurassic World, but only as another vehicle for exploring what kind of crazy roles Chris Pratt can get himself into.  Pratt as the next Indiana Jones?  Only if it’s to be the 1960s Casino Royale of the Indy franchise.

More kids barely dodging a T-Rex?  Show us something new, like the kids getting chomped.  Here’s the next Jurassic World trailer:

Finally, you’re either going to flock to Fantastic Four or you aren’t.  Die-hard fans are still scratching their heads over the new changes.  Hey, director Josh Trank:  If you didn’t like Marvel Comics Fantastic Four, why make a movie of it?  But let’s not be old fogeys.  Sometimes stories can use a good revamp, and that seems to be what is at least being attempted here.

Decide for yourself.  Here’s the next trailer for Fantastic Four:

We still think two of the best live action adaptations of superheroes can be found in Chris Evans’ Johnny Storm and Michael Chiklis’s Ben Grimm in DC’s first cinematic effort to show us the team.  Nothing’s grabbing us from this new version’s previews to get us to see it in the theater.

Jurassic World will be in theaters June 12, 2015, Fantastic Four hits theaters August 7, 2015, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release March 25, 2016.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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