Just this weekend, the trailer for the highly anticipated Justice League movie dropped. Missed it? You can watch it below:
After seeing this movie (and this trailer), the question moviegoers and comic book fans will undoubtedly be asking themselves is, "How does this compare to the Avengers movies?" I know many of you will cast that vote based on your loyalty to Marvel or DC, which I get. I tend to gravitate towards Marvel movies; however, I've also liked the DC movies I've seen, so I like to think I'm pretty objective on this topic.
One observation that Wired magazine made with this trailer was that it's very dark. Indeed, they are correct--nary a bright color is seen in this gloomy-skies, dimly lit, drab-colored-costume trailer. (Don't get me wrong, I think the costumes look cool...but they are rather dull.) I realize that many of you may not find a problem with that. I think it's fine, but I do agree with Wired: "Honestly [Director] Zack: Would it kill you to turn a light on sometimes?" While it cannot be argued that the Avengers movies have grown darker in tone (and, in the case of Thor: The Dark World, dark in visuals as well), you can still watch them with the lights on. I will give DC credit for lightening the tone with a few jokes scattered in the trailer.
That all being said, the special effects are quite nice. The battle scenes appear to be very well done, as has come to be expected of DC and Marvel movies. It is difficult to make a final judgment on the special effects compared to Marvel movies as there is a lot of fast-moving action and lens flaring in this particular trailer; however, they appear to be about on par with Marvel's Avengers. Take that how you want.
My final thought is that the scale of this movie seems to be much smaller than the Avengers. There are a lot of moving parts in the Avengers, with a broken S.H.I.E.L.D., a lingering division from Captain America: Civil War, hostile world governments, and not to mention more characters. I realize that there has been limited interaction between superheroes in the DC movies until now, but the Justice League seems small and incomplete in this movie. The lack of Superman appearances (due to his supposed death) are noticeable. I also know that there has been some governmental hostility and division between DC heroes (yes, I've seen Batman v. Superman), but, in stark contrast to Age of Ultron, there is no obvious opposition or disdain towards the Justice League in this trailer. I realize that these are not necessary pieces for a good superhero movie, but we are comparing this to the Avengers.
I want to hear your thoughts. I'm sure many of you will be going to see this movie in November. What are your first impressions based on the trailer above? Do you agree or disagree with my analysis of the trailer? Let me hear you in the comments below!
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