Friday, August 10, 2018

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman vs. Superman is a 2016 superhero movie. I wasn't interested and passed on the chance to see it in the theater. When The Husband picked up a used copy cheap I sat down to watch it with him. I'm not a big fan of the concept of the superheroes fighting each other, and that's the whole idea here according to the title. I don't regret having seen it, but I won't sit through it again. So many movies, so little time. Wikipedia says it's "the first live-action film to feature Batman and Superman together, as well as the first live-action cinematic portrayal of Wonder Woman."

Trailer:


The Atlantic concludes,
the central flaw of Batman v Superman is [director] Snyder’s trademark tone, which alternates between angry and maudlin with little in between. Almost the entire film seems to be set at night, as if it were taking place in Mordor, or perhaps Anchorage in December. And Hans Zimmer’s clamorous, punishing score was still reverberating in my fillings for hours after the movie was over. In the end, Batman v Superman is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook.

Empire Online closes by saying, "There are moments that make the whole enterprise worthwhile". Roger Ebert's site has a mixed review, praising the acting and mourning lost opportunities. It has an average critics score of 27% at Rotten Tomatoes, but audience ratings are much higher at 67%.

14 comments:

  1. Didn't see this at the theater, but watched it when it was on TV. I gave it 2 Meh.

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    1. lol, yes, I second your score.

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  2. I am not a big fan of super hero movies & I think Superman & Batman have been over done as a theme. Mr Man watched on DVD at home.

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    1. I like some better than others. This one just didn't appeal to me.

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  3. I love a good superhero film and have seen this one, but I prefer something more upbeat with a good score like Guardians of the Galaxy.

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    1. Guardians of the Galaxy is my favorite of this current generation of superhero films. "I am Groot"!

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  4. I never saw this and don't even remember seeing the trailer on TV. I think I'll pass on this because it doesn't really sound all that good.

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    1. It won't win new converts to the superhero movie universe, that's certainly true.

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  5. I am not big on super heroes either-perhaps it was because I was brought up the old ways-my Mom was farm girl-and were not allowed to even read comic books back then growing up but sometimes these movies are fun thanks for the trailor

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    1. I never read comic books as a child, but I watched the George Reeves Superman tv show and my husband has been a big fan since childhood. Some of the movies are great fun. I guess they can't all be winners.

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  6. Like you i'd much rather see them fighting the bad guys than each other but all in all this is not a bad film...I liked it way more than alot of the critics though that may be because i don't read the comics so i had no expections except an enjoyable experience.. I adore Ben Afflect as an aging Batman.. THAT was a surprise.. Ben Afflect movies have been very hit or miss for me.. He's doing good as his turn as Batman.. I'm proud of him for pulling it off when so many naysayers said he couldn't.. I have to say the biggest flaw i saw in the movie was the villian... Maybe i've seen him in so many movies now and he always acts the same way.. no range.. Great movie pick Divers! Hugs! deb

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    1. Yes, I agree that the acting is good, and I do like the aging Batman. He's done a good turn in that role. Nice job, that. I think most audiences agreed with you :)

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  7. I like super hero movies, but super heroes fighting each other doesn't seem right to me, I would rather see them fighting the bad guys too 😉. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

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    1. Angst and judgment and then all's well between them because of a name? I think it could've been better ;)

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