Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
I was among those left underwhelmed by 2013’s Man of Steel movie, but I’m perfectly willing to accept that, in something of an anomaly, the second movies in superhero franchises regularly blow away the first entries: with Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and others serving as case in point. I’m therefore cautiously optimistic about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, despite the fact that its title alone makes it sound more like a preamble to Justice League than it does an epic movie in its own right.
With that being said, it’s difficult not to have the wind taken out of your sails by the movie’s presentation at Comic-Con. We got a brief 60 second clip, which was perfectly acceptable, only to have the film’s stars come out on stage to stare blankly at the audience. Ben Affleck, in particular, looked about as comfortable as Bruce Wayne enjoying a relaxing night in Crime Alley.