Batman Vs Superman – A review unlike any other

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is an epic grim popcorn blockbuster. If you are a fan of superheroes in general or DC comic heroes in particular, there is plenty to enjoy here.”says Dirk Hooper, Comic Writer/Artist/Editor, Ex-Manager of a Comic Store, Lifelong Comic Reader.


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Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately; this is a beautiful film. It’s dark, yes… but still beautiful. Even Zack Snyder’s most dedicated critics have to admit that his ability to present incredible iconic imagery, inventive action, and epic backdrops are well-suited to the superhero genre.

If you want a lot of feel-good moments and light-hearted dialogue you’re looking in the wrong place. If like most comic fans, you’d like to see your favorite characters presented with some reverence and you want to see some of DC comics most memorable moments realized on screen then you’re in luck.

Zack Snyder references comics and cinematic history often throughout “Batman v Superman.” Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” and the whole “Death of Superman” comic storyline are most present. He takes major liberties with both stories, but if you’re familiar with the original work you’ll notice familiar ideas and beats.

We are shown the events of “Man of Steel” from the ground level. We see Bruce Wayne and the people of Metropolis deal with the carnage that Superman and Zod created. It’s eerily reminiscent of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, and Bruce Wayne blames Superman. It’s a powerful scene that sets up Wayne’s motivation for fearing the power of Superman.


18 months later, after a series of troubling events, Superman attracts the attention of a young Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and the United States senate, particularly Senator Finch played by Holly Hunter. So, we have Batman who thinks that Superman is an unchecked liability, a senator who is worried that he’s not accountable to the public and Lex Luthor who believes he’s a false god.Wayne and Luthor struggle over a huge chunk of kryptonite and the dance begins over who will tame Superman first.

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The supporting cast is excellent in this film. 12742400_482705525249226_7804375664541940793_nJeremy Irons plays a more hands-on Alfred, who is not just Wayne’s butler, but runs things from the best Bat Cave ever portrayed in the film. Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne reprise their roles as Lois and Perry White.

batman-vs-superman-poster-lois-laneThis movie does get a lot of things right about Batman- Ben Affleck. He’s stronger and quicker than ever before–more like in the comics. He’s actually a detective in this film. And you see the character, finally, fight just like Batman, by using grappling hooks, shuriken, smoke bombs and brutal martial arts.He’s great as Bruce Wayne and he’s imposing as Batman.


Henry Cavill reprises his role as Superman, who is actually just as brooding and tortured as Batman. In fact, almost everyone in this film has the weight of the world on their shoulders. Cavill shows some range as Clark Kent this time around.


Jesse Eisenberg channeled his performance in “The Social Network” to give us a younger Lex Luthor, a young tech-savvy billionaire with daddy issues.He’s supposed to be awkward and on the verge of insanity, but he lacks any sort of presence in the role and his lines are delivered without any conviction.maxresdefault

The bright light of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Wonder Woman, as played by Gal Gadot, is excellent. She’s a warrior. She’s awesome, elegant, smart and beautiful. If you wanted a role model for young girls, here she is. Ironically, she was the most exciting character in the movie, and may end up being the saving grace of the DC Cinematic Universe if she’s handled correctly.


“Batman v Superman” is not a brilliant piece of nuanced film-making. It’s not meant to be. What it is supposed to be is a thrilling blockbuster with exciting moments and memorable characters. “Batman v Superman” fully achieves that goal.This is not a cohesive stand-alone movie. Again, it’s not meant to be.“Batman v Superman” is one movie in a series of movies where the characters are developed over time. Narratively-speaking it shares much in common with the comics it draws inspiration from.

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“Batman v Superman” is much better than you’ve heard, though. It features a version of Batman that is exciting and dynamic. It makes you feel the weight of being Superman in a surprisingly effective manner. It explores the themes and the mythology of superheroes in ways we’ve never seen before.  And it gives us a long-overdue and much appreciated new Wonder Woman.


Among its many “sins” is it’s slow pacing and the patience with which the story is allowed to unfold. While other superhero films plunge into the action, this film is very contemplative.  While other films feature villains that want to achieve world conquest, or even its destruction, the complexity of the villain’s motives in this new film are much more subtle, writes Gary Stiffelman.All this said the film is certainly filled with wonderful sequences and moments, many of which center around wonder woman, who immediately takes her much-deserved place in the holy superhero trinity.


This is one movie that justifies the higher ticket price for 3D or IMAX viewing. It’s a gorgeous memorable blockbuster with plenty of thrills and an interesting primal universe.

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