Since Comic-con is all about the synergy of entertainment, spectacle and marketing, so let’s see how the biggest movie trailers stack up against each other. Check out my grades for the previews for Wonder Woman, King Arthur: Legend of The Sword and more…
Though I question the decision to keep our heroine in her classic unitard, if mortal goddess Beyonce can continuously slay in one, then I guess Zeus' offspring can too. More importantly, the trailer is as epic as needs to be even with the cheesy weapons, while maintaining the darker, slightly overwrought DC aesthetic. The action in DC movies is always a little grandiose to be outright cool, and Wonder Woman might be the same, but we're long overdue to see a hero break some glass ceilings and crack a few skulls. Grade: B+
With non-linear storytelling and rapid-fire transitions, this move is capital-D Different, and I was both thrown and enthralled by the choice. The unique perspectives and details of the trailer are innovative, and yet it maintains a spectacular scale fans would want from King Arthur epic (though it may have swiped some Lord Of The Rings B-roll for those battle sequences).
If the film is as cool as the trailer, this could be a fanboy classic...or the confusing scourge inspiring detailed fanboy blogs and The Big Bang Theory jokes for years to come. Grade: A-
I also hope Curry’s natural habitat will rust The Flash’s bizarrely restrictive costume that looks like a fashion hybrid between Iron Man’s flight suit and the red Power Ranger’s work clothes. How can anyone break the sound barrier in something so heavy and restrictive? It makes less sense than Wonder Woman's armored bathing suit.
It’s unfair to compare Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen to that of The CW’s played by Grant Gustin since we’re only offered a glimpse, and yet it’s impossible not to. I’ll take my Barry Allen clad in leather, sweater vests and adorkableness, thanks. It’s pretty telling that during the Justice League trailer, I was thinking about everything but. Grade: C-
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