Monday, November 20, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Shines for The Justice League
I don’t care what other critics say: the new Justice League was great. With the reputation of DC-inspired movies to be dark, brooding, and somewhat tragic, it was (pleasantly) surprising to encounter a lighter and more entertaining story line; an influence from Joss Whedon’s decision to do last-minute re-shoots after Zack Snyder pulled out of the project due to personal reasons.
Justice League brought to life our favorite childhood characters and made them more human. Sure, they had super powers, extraordinary abilities, and one of them is rich beyond imagination. But this time, each of them were placed in a setting that tested their souls and taught a lesson on what it means to live: to move forward, to trust, and of the magic that happens when they learn to work together.
With this in mind, it was only right that their toys got an upgrade, as well. While most of the team had pure power and raw skill on their side, the Dark Knight brought bigger guns and sleeker rides. Moving away from the Lamborghinis and the Aston Martin from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne recruited Barry Allen (The Flash) into the team in a Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. In true billionaire fashion, this MB model is so unique that it was designed specifically for the PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo video game; and sadly, it will never see actual production. Unless you’re Bruce Wayne, of course.
Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) also upped the heat when she stepped out from a sexy Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet in her signature “hot” couture outfit. Oh, and in case you missed it, our favorite Amazonian drove the convertible variant: 2-doors, soft-top, with a wider body than the previous versions that shared the C-Class architecture. Read: It can sit 4 average-sized adults, and comfortably. And unlike the AMG Vision, Ms. Prince did not have to go through hell and high-water for her vehicle; this model is heading to showroom. Just ask your favorite dealer, preferably outside the gloom of Gotham (hint: there’s a Mercedes-Benz dealership on EDSA – Greenhills, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang, and Cebu).
Again, the movie was worth the 2-hour cinema time. Likewise, as a car enthusiast, the producers made a good choice with the featured models as the personalities of the Mercedes cars complemented the characters that drove them and the scenes clearly brought out why these were chosen for those specific frames. Case in point: The geekiness of Barry Allen’s character fit how the AMG Vision is so unique a model that, in real life, it exists only on the virtual plane. For most us, perhaps simply our imagination.
Justice League is now playing in theaters.
Words by Gen Tiu.