Friday, 25 March 2016
Film Review: Batman V.S Superman: Dawn of Justice
I went into this movie with mixed feelings hoping that they will be resolved within the next 2 hours and 33 minutes. Well there were resolved and I felt that the film was good, but it could have been better in a lot of places. But in my opinion from what this film has it shows some potential for the DC Cinematic Universe to do well and be totally different from the format Marvel have. I have to say though, Rotten Tomatoes current rating of 30% for this film is not an accurate projection of how the film actually is. Although I wouldn't say the film should be up there with 90% or 99%, it definitely deserves a higher rating than that.
Where do we start? Why not with Ben Affleck's Batman! Let's just say the film has a lot more pace whenever he is on screen, in a lot of ways it is reliant on his story and is slightly different to other portrayals of the Dark Knight we have seen. Ben Affleck is confident and strong in the role; we can see that he is damaged by his past which seems to play a big role in the way he plays the part.
Unfortunately, a lot of focus on Batman meant that not a lot of focus was put on Superman. The first hour we don't see much of Henry Cavill. The hate Bruce has for Superman is clear throughout and
It was nice to see quite a lot of Gal Gadot, although she had hardly any relevance to the story she helped set up the Justice League side of the movie. Seeing her join the battle at the end with
Surprisingly one of my favourite performances had to be Jesse Eisenberg who gave a terrific performance as a very different Lex Luthor to one that we are used to seeing. Instead of being the greedy billionaire
Zac Snyder is quite a frustrating director, although he is good and has produced some great work in the past, I can't help but feel... nothing after watching this film. Like something was missing or something didn't gel right. Although the visual aspects of this film were brilliant, the earlier scenes could have been edited and directed a bit better as some parts felt disjointed and unclear at times. This film definitely has the potential to be great and is a pretty decent foundation for future films in this cinematic universe. There's a fair bit for them to learn about and improve upon in future films but at least I'm not dreading any future DC movies!
I Salute you for reading! :)