The trailer opens great. The conversation between Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent was the best thing I've seen out of the trailers so far. The good qualities begin and end here for me, because we're immediately met with Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. I'm going to fanboy out here and say that this would have been a great intro if he were playing Edward Nigma, but he isn't. And yeah, this is a much-hyped, new take on the character, but it really feels inadequate. I feel that his presence isn't going to bring a believable rivalry between him and Superman. We'll see though.
After this conversation, we're give a barrage of unconvincing CG, namely the Dark Knight Returns pose at 1:48. Really? They had to CG that?
Here are my big issues though. We're shown scenes of Lex Luthor stealing Zod's body and creating Doomsday (who looks pretty bad, by the way. It may as well have been a troll from The Lord of the Rings films) and having him fight Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman. Is this not the bulk of the third act? It seems like it to me. First we'll get some background on Batman, then Batman will go up against Superman, lose, then be unmasked by him. Then Doomsday, Wonder Woman thrown in haphazardly while a few other heroes will make small appearances throughout. They'll win at some minor cost and the end. They can't lose any of the big names because this isn't the Justice League film yet. This is basically, save for some minor details, what the film will probably be. Hopefully I'm wrong.
And judging from this trailer, there's just way too much going on. It's going to be random action sets with little development. I imagine I'm going to be pissed at Wonder Woman's lack of screen time. I can definitely see why the marvel films that came before The Avengers were a necessity. At best, I predict this'll be nothing more than a mindless action movie. At worst, well, I don't even want to think about it. I'd really like to be wrong about this, but I see no signs that I am. Affleck makes for a great Batman though.