Readers of the blog will remember that I didn’t dislike Batman v. Superman like many other reviewers did. I was engaged and thought that, while darker than the Marvel movies in both tone and style, it was a worthwhile movie-going experience. DC released a new trailer for their upcoming Justice League movie and it has me excited.
The trailer–The Justice League Trailer–seems to contain much of the same gravitas as BvS, but it works to lighten the mood through quips. There are quite a few lines that are either amusing or laugh-out-loud funny, whereas BvS was light on those elements. For this reason alone, I’m cautiously optimistic that this movie will be received better than BvS. I’m also interested in seeing the interaction of various super-heroes on-screen together. The idea of the ensemble is not new, but the idea of clashing personalities along with clashing powers is what, I think, makes the superhero genre so compelling (well, that and the cool special effects that help aid in the “suspension of disbelief.”)
I’m hoping that this movie will be as good as Wonder Woman in terms of both story, characterization, and visual effects. A great Justice League will a shot in the arm, I hope, for a public that is beginning to tire of the “comic book movie” as a genre. Me, I’d like this genre to continue as long as possible and hopefully, JL can help continue the trend.