Jake’s Take On…Trailer Wars (Star Wars VII & Batman vs. Superman)

Old friends reunited as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer to fans back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away! (Logo property of Lucasfilm & Walt Disney Pictures)

Old friends reunited as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser trailer to fans back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away! (Logo property of Lucasfilm & Walt Disney Pictures)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

Two titanic film franchises have thrown pop culture aficionados into a frenzy!

Both Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice recently released the latest editions of their teaser trailers for their highly anticipated movies this week.

But which film had the better trailer?

Today, I am settling this once and for all! The inaugural Trailer Wars starts right now!

Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens

Cast: John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) & Kenny Baker (R2-D2)

Director: J.J. Abrams

The Force Awakens is set 30 years after The Return of the Jedi! The latest chapter in the Star Wars Saga focuses on three new characters and how they deal with the latest incarnation of the Galactic Empire!

Highlights: Fans got hit with a triple dose of nostalgia throughout the trailer! Between Mark Hamill’s haunting voice over, the charred mask of Darth Vader and a cameo appearance by Han Solo and Chewbacca at the end of the trailer, this preview left viewers with goose bumps. In addition, John Williams’ beautiful score helped film seekers return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Best quote: “Chewie, we’re home!” (Han Solo to Chewbacca)


Batman vs. Superman

The first “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer showcased the tense first meeting between the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) & the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) (Photo property of DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures & Atlas Entertainment)

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Cast: Ben Affleck (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman/Diana Prince), Jason Momoa (Aquaman/Arthur Curry) & Tao Okamoto (Mercy Graves)

Director: Zack Snyder

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice explores humanity’s relationship with Superman. While others revere him, many (including Lex Luthor) are working on a way to stop him! Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne returns to the cape and cowl to face the Man of Steel head on.

Highlights: Ben Affleck in the bat suite and the first face-to-face encounter between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight.

Best quote: “Tell me, do you bleed? You Will!”- (Batman to Superman)

Overall thoughts: Star Wars: The Force Awakens wins the first edition of Trailer Wars! Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker overpowered the presence of both Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman. In addition, The Force Awakens brilliantly weaved a preview that appeased die-hard fans, while Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice left their fanbase feeling extremely underwhelmed.

I do not own the clips that are featured in the article! “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is property of Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm & Bad Robot Productions, while “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is property of DC Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films & Warner Bros. Pictures.



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