1. Batman-Although I consider Christian Bale to be the definite Batman (thanks to Nolan etc.) Ben Affleck did a good job as a older, bitter, jaded Batman. The fighting was on point as well. 2. Superman-Henry Cavill beefed up more for this movie and continues to be a pretty good version of Superman. If you liked him in Man of Steel, you'll like him here. 3. Wonder woman-Gal Godot is a hot Israeli chic period. Her as wonder woman? Great. She has a foreigner accent to give her that needed mysterious Amazonia aspect and her music has a cool tribal feel to it. She also was very tough on screen. Out of all the new DC movies, her individual movie (set in WWI) is the only one that looks promising (as long as Zach Snyder doesn't have any input...). 4. Batman Superman fight-gritty, brutal, cool. Nuff said.
1. Batman-For most casual movie goers, they may not know who batman is. He is a man on the verge of becoming a criminal himself but what separates him is his moral code and the promise to his parents. Here? He uses a gun. And he kills. I've always liked Batman because he was smart enough to defeat his enemies without resorting to a gun or killing. If you've watched the dark knight, he says "I only have one rule". He was referring to him killing people. Joker wanted him to kill because that would cause him to be one of them. But despite the pain, Batman endured. Here? Nope. He kills with the same weapon his parents died to. Guess Joker won. 2. Batman superman fight-We all waited for it but superman fans will be a little irritated that the man of steel looks so mortal. So incompetent, So unprepared and so inadequate to deal with Batman. Also, this fight was under developed. They didn't have to fight each other 3. Justice league-although I like wonder woman, her character was forced in. She didn't need to be there. She didn't add anything to the story. The email message from Batman was forced too. First, how would Lex even know the symbols (Flash's lightning bolt etc.) of the justice league? Last, Batman has always been the loner/rogue member of the group. Doesn't make much sense that he'd be the one to bring them together.
1. Doomsday-looked like a bad cgi lord of the rings troll. Final fight was a big cgi fest, fast pace and completely takes you out of the movie. 2. Lex Luthor-"the red capes are coming" "ding, ding, ding". Jesse Eisenberg was a idiot/mad scientist which is different than any other version of Lex who is a smart, calculating villain. This Lex was trying to be a semi joker rip off. 3. The storyline-confusing, convoluted, messy. Biggest thing is things DON'T MAKE SENSE. Don't believe me? Think about the following: a. Mercy follows Bruce down stairs. Bruce says, I was looking for the bathroom. She says OK. THAT'S IT. Wouldn't mercy instead show him where the bathroom is at? But for the sake of moving the story along, she leaves allowing Bruce to set up the device. b. Clark follows Bruce downstairs. Clark kept hearing a conversation going on between Bruce and Alfred. He follows, get's distracted by the television then leaves. OK I get it, he had to save a little girl. BUT a better story writer would have him confront Bruce to find out what he's doing, maybe find out about the device which would cause Clark to start investigating Luthor himself. BUT because it's Batman vs Superman they have to fight each other. I guess they can't work together first then maybe 2 movies later fight. It means more when you care about what the characters have gone through, grown together but come to a place where they disagree. c. Final point (believe me I can keep going) Superman goes underwater to get the kryptonite spear. He almost dies coming back come. Few scenes later? He flies full speed WITH the kryptonite spear towards doomsday. No effects whatsoever from the kryptonite. Overall the critics were right...which is sad.
This movie could have been more. In fact Zach Snyder didn't have to do much. WB as a whole didn't have to do anything. Why? Simple. If they've watched the Justice league cartoons, Batman superman movie "world's finest" it would have been great. They literally could have just transported that to the big screen and it'd be successful. The writers understood the characters which is why it worked. Zach and WB as a whole could have set up something great. It should have been a worlds finest adaptation. Simple, concise, easy to follow.
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