It won me over.
That first trailer didn’t do anything for me at all and only compounded the lack of interest I had after Man of Steel. But if this movie is anything like as good as that trailer I’m in.
I still feel it’s shot weirdly dark for a thing that should be incredibly joyous and colourful (a superhero team-up) and I’m slightly weirded out by Alfred dressed like Robert Downey Jr, but this got so many things right, from Superman rescues to, the best thing I’ve seen in ages, Bruce Wayne running as fast as he can into the dust and rubble AS A BUILDING IS COLLAPSING to rescue people he can inside. Only Batman would run into a skyscraper falling down knowing he’s going to be fast enough to save people, even if he doesn’t know what’s behind that dust.
ALSO: I love the fact that a director famous for kinetic movement is finally doing Batman. Even in 1989 I was slightly disappointed to see Batman stiffly turning for kung-fu kicks in that rubber suit and Bale’s Batman as always the least interesting thing in the otherwise great movies. But seeing Batman really MOVE here makes me feel we could see stuff we’ve never seen before.
I’m cautious. That final MOS trailer looked like the greatest movie ever made. But so far so great. I’m in. Like Episode 2 me hoping for the best after Episode 1 I have let my guard down again!