Recently, the world was given its first full look at Zack Snyder's Justice League, via the debut of the film's official trailer. However, like with all DC Extended Universe movies, the response was far from being one of universal praise.
Personally speaking, I was one the more vocal critics of the Justice League trailer - and so it is in the spirit of genuine fair admittance that I say now: The YouTube version of the Justice League trailer may have left me underwhelmed, but such is not the case after viewing the Justice League trailer on Vimeo - which you should absolutely do by watching below!
The Vimeo version of the trailer surfaced on Reddit, recently, where one user made sure to let other DCEU fans know about Zack Snyder posting the enhanced visual version to his Cruel Films page (the production company he owns with wife Deborah). It's been up for weeks now, but clearly not enough buzz has been going for it, because it is sort of a game-changer. At the very least, it definitely qualifies the Justice League trailer for another viewing.
Getting technical: the big difference in the two trailers is the color contrast, and the resulting sharpness of the images. In the YouTube version, dark colors are much less distinguishable from one another, creating a shadowy tint that doesn't really convey the complexity (and successful capture) of the imagery Snyder is putting on screen. As you can see in the Vimeo version, moments of big action (like Batman's vehicles blasting Parademons, or superhero tag team attacks at high speed) actually look realistic and gorgeous, with much less of a hollow, sound stage and CGI feel.
Thanks to the same Reddit User, you can take a look at a side-by-side comparison of the trailers, below:
SYNOPSIS: In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead, with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract coming first on April 4, 2017. After that it's time for Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017. The Batman is expected sometime in 2018, with The Flash debuting on March 23, 2018. Aquaman is set for October 5, 2018, and Nightwing's solo feature is due sometime in 2019.0comments
Justice League currently enjoys a 4.14 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, which has climbed up more than a few points since the trailer released. Let us know how excited (or not) you are for it by rating it below!
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