Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

2016 | PG-13 | 151 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles wit...

Overall Rating

5 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • JRhagan

    5 / 10
    One of the most divisive films in recent times. How this movie didn't manage to bring in over 1 billion; still baffles me greatly. This film has been anticipated for generations; finally bringing the greatest comic book rivalry to the big screen. This film had such a great amount material to work with, but also way too much to live up to. Sadly this film's enormous anticipation led to its downfall; as this film has a lot of problems. Henry Cavill acts in a very depressed portrayal as superman. As he has a mostly sombre display throughout the film; as a God-like figure who is now feared by his people. Ben Affleck is definitely the best part about this film. He brings a refreshing tone to the film, however he still does add to way too overwhelming dark element of the film. I do like Jesse Eisenberg performance, but the writing for his Lex Luthor is eerily and inconceivably similar to Heath Ledger's Joker; far from the Lex Luthor that we know and love from the comics. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is very enjoyable; while all the other characters in this film are bland. Still this film's biggest problem isn't the characters, but simply the story. It's biggest asset (in its source material) became its greatest weakness. The plot was crazy, complex, and extremely implausible at times. Trying to fit in at least three good movies worth of source material into one; definitely wasn't a good idea. This movie is really enjoyable when it sticks to the main story line of Batman vs Superman; not the obvious attempts at trying to build sequels, and definitely not the confusing plans of Lex Luthor. Which led to a strange, and albeit useless cameo from Doomsday. The film's final action sequence with the two comic book greats are pummeling each other is superb; aside from the terrible plot device of the now infamous "save Martha" dialogue (which to be fair led to one of the greatest batman scenes of all time). It greatly saddens me that this film wasn't executed better. The producers were way to desperate to catch up with the MCU, and sadly it showed in the production of this film. Aside from the blatant problems with this film; if you try and keep an open mind;( and allow a lot of things to slide) the movie can be enjoyable.