Title: Superman v. Batman : Dawn of Justice
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2016
Time: 151 minutes
It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck).
Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.
Although I have a lot of issues with this movie, it wasn’t horrible. And I would say if you enjoy Super Hero movies, give this one a watch. You may want to just wait and get it for free from your library, instead of going to the theater or the local video store.
Spoilers will now abound…..
By now everyone has to know the story of how Bruce Wayne’s parents were killed, yet this was a long drawn out scene. Although pausing on Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s gorgeousness (even in death) was a bright spot in that scene. And we can’t forget Mr. Wayne drawing out his wife, Martha’s, name. Which will be repeated numerous times throughout the movie, in order to remind me you that both Superman and Batman’s mom’s are named Martha.
To me I could totally see the writer and some friends, sitting around their dorm room, and one of them realizes that both of the names are Martha. And it was so mind blowing, that years later, that’s how this part of the script came to be.
Talking about things we already know, there’s the whole falling into mine shaft, and the bats attacking Bruce. But this time they lifted him up into the sky. Beautiful, touching, arty scene that I could have done without.
Also at the beginning, we get to see various foreign countries with destruction that is happening there. It just felt like it was in the wrong movie to me. Should be in a Dan Brown movie, or something you would find in a Steve Berry book.
And please, in this day and age, do we really still need a woman (Lois Lane) to be saved continuously? We all know Superman will do anything for Lois. One time in the movie fine (and there is one scene that makes sense for this, and has a lot of impact), but it did not need more.
Then Bruce Wayne’s dream sequence for the end of the world. Fine, it’s a dream. Not necessary, but whatever. And then all of a sudden the Flash appears, and I had no idea, at first who it was. I will admit I am not the biggest fan girl out there, but I watch all the Super Hero movies and TV shows that come out, and pick up the comics from time to time. I had to ask my husband who that was, and when he told me, The Flash, and that he time traveled to give Bruce Wayne the information… but the look on Wayne’s was just as confused as I was.
As for Superman, there’s a giant alien ship just left in the middle of the city. No, that won’t encourage people to try and break in. Why did Superman not move the ship to the Arctic, or somewhere else that is difficult to get to, and easier to secure?
Okay, after all my crabbing, I will say the actors all did a great job. Even though I did not enjoy bat shit crazy Lex Luther (I like when Lex is more intelligently sneaky, with a bit of crazy just barely peaking through), Jesse Eisenburg, did a great job playing crazy Lex.
One last positive, I can not wait for the Wonder Woman movie, I’m hoping that one doesn’t make me wish I had waited for DVD.