We admit when Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice came out, we were not that motivated to rush out to see it, the truth is it came out the same time as Zootropolis and we liked the look of that more!
We think we were suffering superhero film fatigue, which is odd as Batman has normally been the better character for these comic book films, especially the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan outings!
Reviews of the film had been pretty poor for the film, although we are not normally one to listen to those! The fans themselves were voicing their dislike of the film too, aiming the hate at its director Zack Snyder.
Now we are not sure what happened to Zack, his debut Dawn of the Dead, is one of the better remakes, 300 and Watchmen are also great movies, but Sucker Punch we found dull and Man of Steel was no better than Superman Returns so we had hoped for better.
With a cast that includes Ben Affleck; Amy Adams; Jesse Eisenberg; Diane Lane; Jeremy Irons; Holly Hunter and Laurence Fishburne you would probably think Oscars but they are all just hidden away in a massive CGI movie.
The story is simple enough, Bruce Wayne (Affleck) has now become Batman, and sees Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) a threat to humanity after his battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) caused major destruction to Metropolis in Man of Steel and vows to rid the world of him!
Lex Luthor (Eisenberg) has obtained Kryptonite from deep beneath the Indian Ocean, which Batman will obtain in his quest to rid humanity, of what he thinks is a real threat in the form of Superman.
So we get 2 hours of power struggles, before an explosive, special effects ridden finale.
It is a real shame, Affleck, who actually does appear to be a good choice to play Batman, has undone great works such as Argo and The Town, to be associated with this whilst watchable, very forgettable comic book film.
Eisenberg who is normally always worth watching is just not as crazed as the Lex Luthor given to us by Gene Hackman or even Kevin Spacey.
Irons does well in his small role as Alfred; Adams is also great as Lois Lane as she has to deal with being a reporter and being romantically involved with Superman, who is the cause of so much bad press. She also is a major part of the story as she helps the 2 heroes settle their differences and realise the real threat is Luthor.
Batman and Superman team up against a huge CGI monster created from the body of General Zod by Luthor!
With the help of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), as they must come up with a way to kill the CGI monster when even a missile attack has only made it stronger, as it has absorbed its energy.
They find the monster is vulnerable to Kryptonite but can they get close enough to kill it without risking the life of Superman.
The film is far too dark and serious and really needs an injection of humour. This film also does feel like a two and a half hour set up for the future Justice League movies. It should be interesting to see if this is made to be
It should be interesting to see if this is made to be a less serious film.
DC Comics are struggling with the power-house of Marvel Comics and their association with Disney, and the bottom line is because at present their films are considerably better.
Since this film, Suicide Squad has been better received and with lots of love for Gadot as Wonder Woman, it will be interesting to see how she does in her stand alone film, which is up next from DC comics does.
Are you a Marvel or DC comics fan? Are you bored of Comic Book films now? We would love to hear from you here at Barking Mad About Films.
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