Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Lawrence Fishburne, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Diane Lane
Plot:Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) share the screen in this Warner Bros./DC Entertainment co-production penned by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio, and directed by Zack Snyder. Amy Adams and Diane Lane return as Lois Lane and Martha Kent, respectively.
As a whole, I'm not a rabid DC Comics fan. I don't really dislike the franchise per-say, my tastes tend to sway in the ways of Marvel. It's like saying you like Coke or Pepsi. Most have one they prefer and that's just the way it is. That said, I did really and truly want to see this film and I didn't go into it with any judgement or hate. Just overall love and support for comics and of course hot men in tight suits. Rarr!
Batman v Superman is jam packed with multiple themes, strife and struggle. The Alien who can't find his place in the universe and the aging vigilantly with a chip on his shoulder. It's all well and good but, on the big screen, in a couple hour time-frame, there is a ton to take in. So be ready to process scenes quickly and small little queues. We're on a ticking movie time clock folks!
As the story moves along we have two alphas trying to almost vie for top dog of Gotham. I mean, can't we play with our toys nicely boys? In walks our soon to be Wonder Woman and she sure can take on just about anything it seems. I liked her character a bunch and if you're familiar with the Fast and Furious franchise you will recognizer her too.
Amy Adams kinda drew the short straw on this one. She's so talented but her character is almost lack luster and unable to communicate at moments. Lois needs to get saved by her main squeeze more then twice and that's just too much in my girl-power book! Points lost on that front for sure.
There's tons of CGI action afoot, was it to the point of overabundance....yeah sometimes but isn't that the way of super hero movies? Don't comic pages often take the reader on epic journeys? Shouldn't the film do the same? I think they can make those liberties and while I am not one for the over the top, I do like some bang bang for my buck. Give me good dialog, action, struggle and some actors who can bring their A-Game! THEN I'm a happy movie goer.
While I wont spoil this fill, I will say there are tastes of the other DC charters who are getting their own movies soon(ish). Hey no one can ever be Michael Keaton as Batman in this gals book, but they can all sure try. Heads up, there was no extra scene after the credits.
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