While I didn’t enjoy the the actual story (and loathed this version of Lex Luthor), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a visually appealing film. I’m always fascinated by these art books from blockbuster movies with elaborate cinematography. I thought this would be more sketches and early, rough ideas that led to what we see in the film. But most of the book is artistic renderings and nice shots from the film. With many character bios, particular places in the film, and Batman’s toys – this book covers a lot of ground. It’s a nice collector’s item for fans of the film. I would have preferred to see more behind-the-scenes images and early sketches. But it’s still a beautiful book that I enjoyed for the artistic renderings alone.
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak
This is an incredible look at the history and evolution of characters, worlds, ships, and more for this latest Star Wars film. There is an extensive amount of beautiful images and artwork. And most with accompanying descriptions explaining the vision and choices made. I especially loved the scenery artwork of various unique worlds and new characters. Many of them I wish had made it into the final film. From early concepts of “the Jedi Killer” to stunning images of Jakku, I was awestruck.
Even more impressive is the sheer number of pieces included in this compilation of 256 pages. It’s well worth the price for collectors and fans of the film.
Check out some of the pages from this fantastic collection below: