Sunday, March 27, 2016

My Thoughts on Batman vs Superman


I think we can safely say that I have established what a huge fan I am of this new trend of making comic books into movies.  Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is just one of the many DC Comics films on the horizon.  Man of Steel featured Henry Cavill (whom I just loved in The Tudors as the latest actor to play Superman.  I really liked this movie.  It was a little darker than what I was used to with the Marvel movies I had seen.  Why am I mentioning a movie from 2013? Well, it's necessary to mention it in order to see how Batman vs Superman came about.  The battle scenes in Man of Steel when Superman and Zod are fighting and generally destroying everything in site actually take place on Gotham.  Batman vs Superman picks up 18 months later and Batman having watched his beloved city destroyed by a metahuman.  Batman is determined to make sure Superman never has the chance to destroy anymore of the planet by defeating him.  Lex Luthor , of course , has other ideas.
I watched this in 3D and I am not entirely sure it was worth the extra fee for the glasses. Seeing this movie in 2D will be just fine.  I was not sure if I would be ok with Ben Affleck playing Batman.  To be honest, I really liked Christian Bale as the "Dark Knight".  I was pleasantly surprised by how good Ben Affleck performed.  Henry Cavill was amazing.  Jeremy Irons actually made the perfect Alfred and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman is AWESOME!  Let me just take a minute and applaude Jesse Eisenberg for his very convincing role as Lex Luthor. I just can't say enough about the cast. They were all fantastic.  The movie itself was a little drawn out.  There was a lot of backstory and I feel somewhat let down by how long it took to get to the action.  The sneak peek at the other characters on the solo movie roster was cool.  SPOILER ALERT: Lex Luthor had been tracking metahumans all over the world and had files on Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash, and Aquaman.  You only get to see a snippet of each one of them but it is enough to get you excited for their stories.  Wonder Woman is next to get her own film but this August we get introduced to The Suicide Squad.
I would give this 4 out of 5 stars because I HATED, HATED, HATED the ending to this movie. I will not say why although there are enough spoilers out there to figure it out for yourself.

My final recommendation:  Go see the movie but maybe don't spring for the extra cost of 3D.

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