~Matt Key

Batman is back.

That’s really the best thing to say about this trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, released online by Warner Bros. just this morning.

We start off with some epic Batman crime fighting action, with Alfred running the Batplane like a remote drone, dropping Batman (Ben Affleck) at the crime scene to take the thugs out. And it is exactly what you want in a Batman fight scene: surprising entrances, gadgets, and merciless brutality — fast, efficient and hard-hitting.
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Then we see him back at his Batcave as he admits to Alfred, “I’m getting slow in my old age, Alfred.” To which Alfred playfully, or maybe regretfully, responds, “Even you got too old to die young, not for lack of trying.”

From there, we get some epic Batmobile action as Batman tries to hit the Man of Steel with his car, which doesn’t even make Superman flinch but, instead, sends the Batmobile spinning off into a building and then giving us that classic shot of Superman tearing the doors off the Batmobile.

This whole sequence is underscored by Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor line, “The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God vs. Man. Day vs. Night.”

From there, we get into a montage to sees Superman catching a bullet, getting frisky with Lois Lane, and then quickly moving through a fight. We also see Batman taking on some more thugs and pull out a bat-a-rang.

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Then finally get to hear Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) speak, telling Bruce Wayne at a party that, “I don’t think you’ve ever known a woman like me.”

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She then jumps into heated battle — shield held out, sword drawn and ready to destroy. It’s pretty bad ass.

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Finally, in the last shot of the trailer, completely blocking a punch from Superman — which confuses him, and maybe, just maybe, scares him.

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All in all, this trailer feels like they finally got all the elements of the trailer correct. They showed us just how bad ass Batman is, made us believe he could go up against Superman, gave Wonder Woman more to do in the trailer, showed us just how human Superman can be and didn’t give too much away about particular dramatic twists.

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