If the latest trailer for Warner Bros. upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is any indicator, it embodies what irritates me about what I have seen of the DC Cinematic Universe (So far, that’s just Man of Steel). It feels that the heroes that make it up, Superman in particular, just doesn’t get the whole “with great power comes great responsibility” thing.
You see it even in the trailer. Ma Kent has to CONVINCE Superman to be Superman, when I would have thought that the whole flying, super-strength and heat vision would have went a long way towards clearing that up.
In fact, the picture above perfectly encapsulates my feeling about DC superheroes, namely that they’re distant and place themselves above us, as opposed to being lighthouses, showing us the way to our better selves.
And if this is the difference that they want to convince people of, more power to them, but I get the feeling that the shelf-life is shorter than they realize.