Film Review: “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg

Directed By: Zack Snyder

So today I’ve just seen the movie, “Batman vs. Superman” and here is my review…


Plot/Synopsis: 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.

As usual this movie is getting mixed reviews. It’s another love or hate kind of movie but what do you expect when it comes to Zack Snyder films? Pretty much all of his movies get love & hate reviews but that’s okay. In my opinion, you shouldn’t listen to the nasty critics.

A lot of people are saying this movie is too long and saying that the first half is pretty slow pacing. Well when it comes to superhero movies, all people want to see is nothing but action. When you go see a movie like “Batman vs. Superman” of course, you’re gonna expect it to have full of action but if you’re expecting this movie to be full of action scenes… you probably will be disappointed ’cause this isn’t that kind of movie at all. It’s different. Instead, Snyder wanted to tell a serious story. There are plenty of action scenes but the good stuff won’t come ’til like the second half of the movie.

There’s a pretty good reason why the first half is slow ’cause #1: They needed a new re-introduction of both Batman and Superman which Snyder did a lovely job at. #2 Snyder wanted to give a backstory to both Superman and Batman. Another thing, they needed to tell the Batman origin story first which makes a lot of sense. Then they need to lead up to where Batman and Superman meet up together for the first time.

This movie is almost like a graphic novel. That’s what I felt like when I was watching this film. I felt like I was reading a graphic novel. Zack Snyder did an amazing job making this movie like a graphic novel or a comic book which was pretty close to it. The visuals and graphics of this movie were pretty phenomenal which is no surprise though ’cause Snyder is the master at visuals, we all know that.

This is a movie where comic book lovers would geek out over for sure. I thought Ben Affleck did a great job as Batman. His Batman was badass, in my opinion. So far, I think Ben played the best Batman and I’m not kidding either. Out of all the Batmans so far Keaton, West, Bale, Kilmer, and Clooney… I think Ben just topped them all. I also loved Gal Gaddot as Wonder Woman and loved Jason Momoa as the Aquaman. Momoa as Aquaman made a small cameo at least.

With all this being said, I thought “Batman vs. Superman” was a pretty amazing film. Don’t listen to the nasty critics. Finally a superhero movie with a plot and it’s not just about action scenes. Now I’m looking forward to the “Wonder Woman” standalone movie and the “Justice League” film. Bring them on. I think Snyder is a doing a good job with these movies. So many people are complaining about how Hollywood can’t come up with anything original but with the way I’m seeing things is Zack Snyder is trying to keep these films original as possible. He’s doing a great job. I never thought Snyder would be able to pull of Superhero movies but he’s doing it. I think Snyder is the best at making superhero films and I mean that too. I hope he keeps doing them.

I love how Snyder creates controversy with the casting and all which is ballsy for him. Snyder’s casting choices are pretty weird yes but once you see the film yourself, you’ll see that his casting choices are right.

I’ll give “Batman vs. Superman” a 5 out of 5 as in “excellent”.

Kev

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