Thursday, March 24, 2016

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

IMDB Storyline: Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the man of steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.

Fangirl's Spoiler-Free Thoughts: The movie is overall well done. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised at how well Ben Affleck did in the role of Batman. It is a hard role as there are so many greats out there which is the main problem with DC. We all have our favorite version of these iconic characters and we are very harsh when judging the new versions of them. I will say the same for Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The moment that she arrives in the fight you literally get chills and want to cheer. She makes me want to watch her origin story movie. Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was all bad. He was more of a Joker type character instead of the cool, smooth rich killer that is Lex. The whole portrayal was wrong. 

The movie starts with the ending of Man of Steel in which Bruce watches as his employees are killed in the aftermath. One major gripe I have about the beginning of the movie is that they did the stupid falling pearls as Bruce's mother is killed. We all know that story; there was legit no reason for it. Also another thing that could have been skipped were the nightmare sequences that Bruce had. These nightmares threw off the movie but they at least inspired an awesome pop figure. Overall I recommend the movie. Go see it and let me know what you think. Especially since the fight sequences are awesome! 

Fangirl Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: (Turn back now!!) The Batman that Affleck portrays is angry and has lost Robin due to "The Killing Joke" story line. In that regard we can understand why he is so mad that he loses others that are in his care. By picking this Batman, I will admit that Affleck was the better pick. I must admit I was sad to see Wayne Manor destroyed.

Cool Momnent: When we get to see video evidence of of Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg which is information gathered about other meta-humans by Luthorcorp. They are done well and this made me even more excited for Aquaman. (#dontjudgme)

Snickering Moment: Doomsday looks like the troll from Harry Potter and that's all I am going to say about that.

Annoying Moment: They pull the very annoying should we be together or is it bad for me as a hero crap with Clark and Lois. This extra angst is not needed in the movie and gets quite annoying. 

Touching Moment: The death of Superman and the dual funeral for him and Clark one in Metropolis and one in Smallville respectively is delivered well. At the Smallville funeral Bruce tells Diana that they need to gather everyone as they are going to need to be together for what comes next.

Weirdest Moment: When they do the origin of story of young Bruce falling into the cave and he sees the bats. They have him rise back out of the hole via a bat tornado and yeah I am going to say that it was a bat vision and that it did not really happen. I am hoping!

Let me know what you think of the movie!

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1 comment:

  1. You hit all the nit picky points on the head, but at face value a very good, entertaining movie. It didn't even feel like 2.5hrs and I could have watched for 5hrs. Can't wait to see what comes next.