Star Wars and Batman vs. Superman Movie Trailer Comparison
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the highly anticipated film in the fabled Star Wars series that comes out on December 18, 2015. Below is the latest teaser trailer released by Disney to whet the appetites of fans. Into this short trailer, Disney packed a lot of iconic images and voices. We see a crashed star destroyer, a melted Vader helmet, a mysterious hand, along with a familiar, somewhat gravelly voice discussing The Force. Then, at the end, we see... well see for yourself, and then we can talk about it...
Like that? We did also. Han Solo, played by none other than Harrison Ford, says "Chewie...we're home," followed by the big furry Wookie's signature "Auroooah" cry.
Why is this trailer so darn exciting? Simple. For long time fans (such as this reviewer), the pent-up anticipation that the original Star Wars stars are all appearing in the new film is nearly overwhelming in intensity. While the often-maligned Star Wars "prequel" films were actually pretty good (Jar Jar Binks and pretty much every romantic scene with Anakin and Amidala notwithstanding), nothing compares to the original characters of Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie.
Chewbacca and Han Solo in a still from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.
Compare the thrill that goes down every Star Wars fan or generic sci-fi movie geek as they saw the latest Star Wars trailer with the "uh what is this...?" feeling upon seeing an official trailer publicized by director Zack Snyder of his upcoming (2016 release) Batman vs. Superman (BvS) film.
Now, this reviewer liked the last Superman film, Man of Steel, (except for the ending), and is relatively excited about the prospect that this BvS film is a precursor to a Justice League movie. But, frankly, this trailer was not overly thrilling... especially in comparison to the Han Solo/Chewbacca appearance in the Star Wars trailer. No comparison.
The mood in the Star Wars Trailer is one of hope, joy, and homecoming. The mood in the Batman vs. Superman trailer is moody, dark, and dystopian. Of course, the Frank Miller story that is the basis of the BvS movie is dark, moody, and dystopian, but not everyone seeing the trailer is familiar with that "Dark Knight" storyline.
Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (BvS)
Time will tell which movie does better in the box office. Our bet is on Star Wars, though the proto-Justice League BvS film should do well also.
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Roger Lee is a life-long comic book and sci-fi aficionado. As such, he fell into the habit of writing about the superheroes and sci-fi scenarios that he reads in the comics and books and sees on screen. Since writings on superheroes need to be shared, he has written for web audiences for years. His writings have appeared on www.comicshistoryguy.com, www.comicbookmovie.com, www.bamsmackpow.com, and now in superheroreviews.com.