What ever you do, don’t go onto Whatculture.com, your brain may fry from all the stupidity. I regret my decision going onto the site, but I did, and I read some stuff, and I’m wondering what the heck is going on here?
So for some reason I ended up on the Whatculture site. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s basically a fluff site that writes a bunch of top 10’s, generally with very stupid, click-bait titles. One of the articles on the homepage right now is: “9 Ways The Batman V Superman Trailer Proves The Movie Will Suck”. Now this article is so ridiculous, I just have to talk about it.
Point number 1: The trailer has a generic introduction
The writer talks about how a lot of the trailer was devoted to voice over narration, and that it didn’t open up with a shot of Batman or the fight. First of all, as I said before, this is a teaser trailer. So why would they give away the good stuff now. Second of all, when does a trailer ever start with the big climax? You could make this complaint about basically any trailer ever made, because the purpose of a good trailer is to tease.
Point number 2: The use of CGI
The writer doesn’t like that the film will be using CGI. I just. What? You know Batman and Superman are fictional characters right? They are going to have to use CGI, which does mean the use of green screen etc. To be fair, the writer did say you can’t judge CGI off a trailer, so I don’t know why they even bothered mentioning it.
The writer now goes on to complain about the seemingly generic trailer music. Me personally I thought the score of the trailer was really great, and did a perfect job of creating the mood. Did it have some of the same beats some other trailers do as well? Sure, but compared to the music played in other trailers, the Batman v Superman trailer music felt a lot more evocative.
Point number 4: The teaser for this teaser trailer was crap, therefore the movie will be crap
Apparently Zack Snyder insulted us with that 20 second footage he released to announce the trailer. I can’t even respond to that.
Point number 5: The trailer seemed too much like The Dark Knight
You know that amazing line Alfred says in the trailer, about turning good men cruel? Well the writer didn’t like it as it sounded too much like what Michael Caine’s Alfred would say. They are playing the same character, they are going to say similar things! That’s what Alfred’s character has always been, this master of wisdom.
We all know that the trailer wasn’t supposed to come out the same day as the Star Wars trailer, that was the case of an unfortunate leak. As for releasing it near Age of Ultron, why wouldn’t they? Age of Ultron will be one of the biggest films of the year, and is the first movie of the year to bring out all the superhero hype, so why wouldn’t WB want to try to utilise that hype? This point just doesn’t even make sense.
Point number 7: Cheesy dialogue
The writer goes on to criticise the dialogue in the trailer, and if you don’t think the dialogue isn’t good then that’s your opinion, and it’s fair. But he also says this; “Quite how Supes hears this deep voice over the pouring rain and lightening isn’t quite clear (has he developed super hearing?)”. That right there says enough.
Point number 8: The trailer is bad because it over-emphasises that Batman and Superman are in the movie
Again what? The writer complains that we’ve already seen Superman use his strength in previous movies so the trailer showing us Superman using his strength is boring. And also that we’ve already seen Batman in his Dark Knight Returns suit from the leaked Comic-Con footage. Well yes, but we saw that in crappy cam format (unless you were in Hall H), and besides this scene was different anyways.
Now I don’t like to normally crap on other people’s work, in the case of this writer’s article, but he pretty much just sums up a lot of the DC haters on the internet. Their predetermined judgment of this film, means they will even come up with the silliest points to hate on the movie. I just fail to see the logic. We have the two most iconic superheroes coming together on screen for the first time, so can’t we just enjoy it? I guess this was my bad for reading the article in the first place, but everywhere I go on the internet, there are DC haters, everywhere! If you watch Batman v Superman and then decide you don’t like it, that’s completely fine, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Let’s just not hate on something for the sake of hating, just sit back and try to enjoy.
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