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Warner Bros. Pictures released the “Official Heroes” trailer for the Justice League movie. When it comes to superhero stuff, I love the DC Comics side more than their Marvel counterpart. Naturally, this means I prefer the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and so forth compared to many heroes you would find in the Avengers. But to each their own.

I do not want to turn this into a DC-against-Marvel discussion. However, I will admit that Marvel has mostly had DC’s number when it comes to motion pictures (though DC easily dominates the animation realm). Many of DC’s motion pictures in the past few years have had awful reviews, with its most successful one being the Wonder Woman film that I enjoyed.

Regardless, how does this trailer fare to promote the newest film?

Batman

A Superb Trailer by All Means

At face value, this Justice League trailer is pretty good. This premise is a continuation of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice storyline.

Anyway, Justice League is a plot about how all of the superheroes come together to fight against an evil that threatens the world. If you know anything about the DC Universe, they left a lot of big clues as to what the looming danger is in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Well, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman (with Superman hints) has to form the Justice League, a team of superheroes, to combat this world threat. The trailer has a lot of action shots. It is always a treat to witness superheroes using their powers.

“Divided, we are not enough,” as Batman says in the trailer. An eloquent and fitting trailer line, don’t you think?

Wonder Woman

Cautiously Optimistic

I want this movie to be great. I would not call myself a DC Comics fan unless I really believed this notion. However, I have to be cautiously optimistic.

For one thing, I wish these films had the Marvel approach by giving each superhero their own respective movie before making this one. At this point, only Wonder Woman and Superman got their own films for this movie timeline.

My biggest fear is Justice League will have too many moving parts because the characters need development for those not savvy with comic book lore. Apparently, the runtime is about three hours, too. So this fact alone already makes me wary.

Either way, I will go see this movie in theaters no matter what. My hope is it will be something the DC Universe can put its hat on to compete with Marvel.

The film comes out on Nov. 17 this year.

© Warner Bros. Pictures.

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