Movie Review- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

What is it about?                                                                                                                     After the massive destruction caused by Superman and General Zod in Man of Steel, (for those of you that don’t know, Zod vowed to destroy Superman on Krypton when Superman was born, but after its explosion, he came back to Earth to face Superman as an adult. But in doing so, a LOT of destruction was caused and many people died in the fight between Zod and Superman) the Gotham City vigilante Batman has established a new form of justice, but a more ruthless one. He thinks that the world can’t trust Superman after all the destruction he caused and the potential destruction he could cause. Which leads to the fight people have been waiting to see on screen for so long- Batman v Superman. Meanwhile, a new and very dangerous enemy rises: Lex Luthor (the most famous Superman villain ever).

How is it? 3.7/10                                                                                                                             Despite what critics are saying, Batman v Superman is pretty good! But if you’re not familiar with DC mythology, then some really good parts may not make sense. I would recommend familiarizing yourself with the main Justice League characters before watching this movie. The plot is a little messy, and the first half of the movie is very slow, but it definitely picks up by the end. The movie, while it makes sense, does not do a great job of making the plot clear, and it seems even convoluted at times. The new Batman, played by Ben Affleck, and the new version of Lex Luthor are awesome! Also, the new Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, is really cool, although not in the movie for that long.

How is the action, humor, and special effects? 4/5                                                 The action in Batman v Superman is breathtaking. It has a few quite impressive sequences and the new brutal incarnation of Batman is a large part of these. The special effects are amazing, building up near the end, including a destructive (CGI) monster created by Lex Luthor. Finally, there is no humor in Batman v Superman. Unlike other superhero movies, like those in the MCU, Batman v Superman has no humor and is very dark and grim. This is one of the negative aspects of the movie, as without humor, the slow parts are not very interesting to watch.

Overall, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a GREAT movie that is very dark and humorless, but has awesome action and special effects.

 

3 thoughts on “Movie Review- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

  1. Thanks for the review! Very helpful and informative. Disappointing to hear that the movie lacks humor though 🙁

  2. I was thinking of skipping this movie bc of the bad reviews but your review convinced me to see it. Do you like superman or batman better?

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