Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

I wasn’t expecting much from this, but it turned out to be bearable at least. One thing is for sure, superhero films are not for kids any more, violence sells.

The story was a bit convoluted, it was devoid of humour apart from Laurence Fishburne’s character that was the nearest thing to comedy relief, Jesse Eisenberg was a tad annoying as a hyperactive babbling Lex Luthor, Diane Lane was just going through the motions as a boring Lois Lane, and it too itself way too seriously.

On the bright side, Ben Affleck was a worthy Batman, Henry Cavill is still a decent Superman, the appearance of Wonder Woman was good to see, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter spiced things up a bit, and there was plenty of CG explosions and wanton destruction, shootin’, a few chases, and superhero stuff. The way Superman shot off into the sky from the ground was impressive.

Christopher Reeves’ Superman will always be my favourite Superman, no one can beat him as either Clark Kent or Superman. I have no preference for Batman actors, quite a few have played him… perhaps Christian Bale?

Date watched: December 30th
Score: 6.5/10
Film count 2016: 206

The poster sums it all up really: dark and moody. Batman looks really depressed.


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