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-Written by Davren Noble
My thoughts on “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (Spoiler free)
Any good trilogy has to have a starting point, something to establish the universe and raise expectations for the next story. A setup jab to the knockout punch. I feel like this basic understanding of the format will allow you to go into this movie with realistic expectations.
“Batman v Superman” is definitely the ‘Dawn’ of Justice, the first light of what’s to come and it does a good job in establishing the DC Comics Cinematic Universe and its characters, in my opinion.
This movie is all about themes and symbolism. The soundtrack is well done and sets an epic tone to this film, it helps to separate the characters and their motivations quite well and guides the mood of the film.
Cavil plays the conflicted hero juggling the desire to live a normal life and at the same time being this god-like hero who wants to help, but can’t understand the conflicting emotions his presence inspires in people. He does the right thing but people suffer and are angry. The duality of humanity is difficult for him.
Affleck is a savage, lol…. He owns this role as the weathered hero who’s come to a place of anger and bitterness in life and sees the other side of what Superman represents. Batman feels helpless compared to Superman and responds with focused desire to protect the world from what he could become. Affleck’s Batman is very much the vigilante who does what is needed to get the job done. He’s definitely more of a Punisher-type personality.
Gadot does what she’s supposed to. Be a spark, a flash, a cheering point to raise the adrenaline for the next film. She’ll do well as Wonder Woman.
Eisenberg was a good choice for Luther, but I feel his story and deep motivations get a little lost in the movie. But his Luther is definitely a brilliant maniac
The graphics are awe inspiring and the action scenes fall right into Snyders’ expertise. You won’t be disappointed there. The fight between Batman and Superman is 😱
Some of the scenes are long winded, meaning the point of the scenes could be achieved just as well if the scene was 5-10 seconds shorter.
Some scenes felt forced or out of place with what was going on in the overall story. Even though they’re necessary to setup the future.
I would have loved one more fighting scene, but I’m being greedy, lol
Ehhhhh, Doomsday was decent. Just felt he was a little typical
And the Verdict is…… ???
This a really good movie. I’m VERY interested in the directors cut now. There are some surprises in there that i’m not going to spoil for anyone. Batman hands-down steals the movie and fan-boys are gonna have a heart attack over that fight, lol
4 1/2 out of 5 Stars