Published on March 26th, 2016 | by Robert Franklin0
//Review – Batman v Superman
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Directed by Zack Snyder
Written by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot
Ok, so… first off I have to admit that I’m not much of a DC fan.
I only read Scott Snyder / Greg Capullo Batman these days.
I’m also not a big fan of Superman what-so-ever.
And I consider myself a Ben Affleck movie fan (the bomb in Phantoms!).
Real quick: Trailers
Huntsman – (meh)
Tarzan – (MEH)
X-People Apocalypse – Bryan Singer needs to go away and take his twisted take on the x-men with him.
Civil War – YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Suicide Squad – YES!
So instead of doing homework I went to the ye ole’ local theatre to peep the new Batman V Superman.
I was definitely leaning on not going anywhere near this since Z.Snyder’s Superman was horrible and I figured this would be the same.
Sadly, I have to admit that there was a small part of me that was like ‘told you so’ when I read my facebook feed this morning to find out that BvS was sitting at 30% on the Rottentomatoes.
Anywho, I ultimately ended up wanting to see this… to… you know… revel in the ‘told you so’ and see what the audience reaction would be.
But I came out thinking that maybe the critics were too hard on the movie.
I enjoyed the movie… in parts.
I think Affleck was a great Bruce Wayne… sure there are parts that were odd.
And it doesn’t really take much to get Superman right… just be stale and super – Cavill pulls that off great!
The story was pretty weak and the director…
I honestly think this movie would’ve been awesome if they had a different director.
I feel that they rushed parts of the movie and left a lot of it for the audience to piece together and sure sometimes I like that… but come on… they left the Bruce Wayne training montage in there while we’re just supposed to be like ‘oh, so Bruce Wayne made that mechanical bat suit in the time in took to jump to the next scene’… nice.
Another part that showcases Snyder’s laziness is the whole ‘Lex has files on the meta-humans’ Bruce Wayne gets the files and opens them to see a nicely graphically designed, and organized folder, complete with nifty little logos for each meta-human (Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Flash, and Aquaman).
It was cool to see Cyborg and Aquaman! I’m not 100% onboard with Ezra Miller as the Flash yet.
Gal Gadot did an A-OK job with Wonder Woman, however, it’s kinda like watching Gal Gadot play Ronda Rousey.
OH! there was this dream sequence (there are a bunch of them) that Bruce Wayne has while he’s… waiting for files to decrypt… and they hint at this time travel storyline that never gets brought up again.
HAHA, there was also this one scene where Bruce is looking at these photos and one of the photos literally says “Bruce Wayne = Blind” and then Bruce Wayne says “why haven’t I seen any of these?!?”
Why does Batman feel the need to physically brand people? when did that become his thing?
Another funny bit was during another dream scene where Batman is fighting these dudes with metal helmets and each time he hits them in the head, I swear the sound team used the same comical sound byte. Oh, and that fight looked very poorly done especially when put up against the later fight scene where it looks really flippin’ great! Remind me again why Batman would need a duster over his bat suit?
Another scene that involved Amy Adams, when Batman just about kills Superman (why Superman didn’t just tell him what was going BEFORE they fought is beyond me), Batman tosses the Kryptonite spear and both of them take off. Amy Adams goes to the spear and walks aimlessly around before finding a random water-filled hole to toss the spear into. 3 or 4 scenes later she magically knows to go back and get the spear without anyone telling her what the hell was going on.
Also, I swear Batman can’t be in a movie without his parents dying. His parents must’ve died 5 times in this movie alone. We get it. Batman’s parents were murdered… a bunch.
I was surprised they didn’t show Superman’s planet blowing up 9 times just to compensate.
A scene where Batman is chasing people and Superman just shows up wrecks the batmobile and tells Batman to stop being… Batman… then flies away… and lets the bad guys get away…
When Wonder Woman finally pops into the movie in full regalia there is this dumb guitar riff that plays… it’s so dumb. It cheapened Wonder Woman for me a little bit.
Oh, and when Batman is in the corner of the dark room before the cop shoots at him… I LOL’d IRL!
How the hell does Lex just magically find out how to get into the spaceship AND magically know how to make a ‘doomsday’?!?!
WHY THE HELL DOES DOOMSDAY LOOK LIKE A NAKED AND SHELL-LESS NINJA TURTLE?!?!
Anyway, I really think this movie could’ve been better, for sure.
The actors kept this afloat.
The writers… failed.
But the biggest fail of the night goes to Zack Snyder, the Director.
I really just feel that he’s just not a good fit for these movies.
He got lucky with Dawn of the Dead and 300… but shoulda stayed away from Watchmen, Man of Steel, and this.