Suicide Squad takes the DC film universe in a new and different direction by focusing on the bad guys and their stories. I have mixed feelings about the film, but overall enjoyed the experience. This companion book, "Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever", is absolutely wonderful. It's a hybrid of a making-of journal and an art book. There's a ton of information about the movie, the cast of characters, and the filmmaking process; and it's supplemented with a bunch of imagery (including a healthy dose of concept art and set photos).
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(Review republished with permission from partner site MovieArtBook.com)
As a big fan of what Mr. Nolan has done with the Batman character in his "Dark Knight Trilogy", this book is 300+ pages of pure joy! Every aspect of the filmmaking process is detailed in the book, accompanied by hundreds of photos (many of which I have never seen published before).
The Batman v Superman Tech Manual will appeal to those specifically interested in the intricate details of the designs in the film and how the technology works. In reading through the book, it's apparent that everything was designed not only to look good but to be functional as well. The designs were clearly well thought out. Imagery includes concept art, early sketches, blueprints, and models.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice pits two iconic heroes against one another. That premise, when combined with the visual talents of director Zack Snyder, promises to be a great looking film with lots of interesting design elements. This book features concept art from the film and highlights the overall look of the film along with key design choices related to the characters.
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