For years Marvel has dominated the superhero movies, but DC doesn’t want to give up, and this was their latest attempt at breaching the Avengers barrier.
This movie starts with a mish-mash of scenes setting the movie up, with Superman causing devastation and death that affects Wayne Enterprises, leading Batman to want revenge against the Man of Steel.
The breaching of worlds ranges from Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent; Batman and Lex Luther; Gotham and Metropolis, all intertwined.
Ben Affleck’s Batman is darker and more intense than any we’ve seen before, and it ruins Batman as we know him.
I always liked Batman over Superman, simply because he was a regular human, with lots of money. But he would always keep things simple, and this time it was very over the top.
His entire outfit was armored to the teeth. Where previous Batman’s had thin, but strong, armor, this Batman had ginormous shoes and thick armor…just another case of DC trying too hard, maybe making him more like Iron Man? He felt more like Bane than Batman.
I’ve never understood the mindset of bad guys in these films. When facing off against Batman, and having a gun in hand, why would you run towards him, instead of just holding ground and shooting him? Obviously he’s going to flip you over and destroy you.
As I’ve said over and over, the movie was simply too over the top, trying too hard to be the best, and it was just too much.
The dialogue between our two heroes was weak, and most of Henry Cavill’s Superman lines were delivered flat.
On the bright side, when the Wonder Woman trailer came out last week, I was very disappointed in it, but seeing her in Batman V Superman made me want more of Gal Gadot’s character.
This movie also showed the formation of the Lex Luthor that we’ve all known for years, and Jesse Eisenberg did an outstanding job in that role.
It was a decent movie, just didn’t live up to the hype (or potential) that it could have. It gets a 7 out of 10.