Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most divisive movies in quite some time. In the pantheon of superhero movies, it is one rare entry that neither critics nor viewers liked very much despite starring two of the most recognizable superheroes on the planet.
However, the predecessing movies for both these superheroes found much love among viewers across the spectrum.
Now, YouTube user “stryderHD” has unveiled a new “retro” trailer that intersperses clips from old movies like Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Superman (1978) and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987) with the footage from the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The difference? Both the iconic heroes are portrayed in this trailer by actors who’ve already portrayed them, i.e. Michael Keaton as Batman and Christopher Reeve as Superman.
This is indeed an interesting experiment as it is a fairly good homage to films that are considered legendary by fans. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it replaces some of the most irritating aspects of Zack Snyder’s quirks that were evident in the trailers of the modern-day set movie, like the dour theme and the dull colour palette.
Check out the trailer below:
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