I REALLY don't get why most people didn't like it. In my opinion it really worked quite neatly
A two and a half hours boring, depressing mess. In short, Zack Snyder.
And the dream sequences take more screen time then the actual BvS fight. Who thought this was a good idea?
Loved Eisenberg's scenes in the trailer. Think he's gonna do a great job as Lex Luthor!
Epicness defined. The movie is everything a comics fan would want. Yes, it is the first comic book movie that was actually made for the fans of the comics. Eisenberg's take on Luthor is spot on, Affleck as Batman is plainly brutal, and awesome. Gadot's little development was enough for us to see the Amazonian Warrior in it's full glory. Cavill delivered an amazing performance as a real conflicted Superman.
One of the best superhero movies of all time! Zack Snyder brought the comic book experience to the big screen! A+
Let's make one thing clear, the phrase "it's a movie for fans", is not an argument, let's go to the point.Director Zack Snyder confirms here that he is a bad director, he doesn't know how to tell stories, he is so desperate to introduce the Justice League that the movie ended up being totally overstuffed and nonsense at some point. The montage of the movie is just HORRIBLE, like... one scene there's some tense moment and then suddenly, the screen turns to black and cut to a stupid scene of Lois Lane investigating something or Diana Prince checking her e-mail. Bruce Wayne's nightmare sequences are just empty, stupid and pointless.The dark tone of the film is not necessarily bad, is not meant to be a joyfull film.I still don't understand WHAT THE F*** is Laurence Fishburne doing in this movie, basically the same thing in "Man of Steel", nothing.The movie it's so rushed for a 2 hours and 40 minutes that the epic battle between the 2 greatest heroes ends up being nothing but disappointing, and almost laughable at the end. Transposing scenes from the comics to the big screen is cool, but where's the context on them ? it's a buy fan ticket.
Doomsday........... Horrible, terrible, a visual rape, an insult to the cinema.Lex Luthor................ no words worth it.Wonder Woman: 5 minutes in the film and 5 as Diana Prince. But Gadot does a good jobSuperman, it's actually better than in the previous film.Batman is the best thing from this film, a bloodthirsty dark knight who can finally move his neck. It's the batman i've always wanted to see in the movies. Nice work Ben Affleck.The other good thing from this film is Hans Zimmer's glorious score... Hans Zimmer is the god from this movie.
Conclusion: Could be the best superhero movie of all time, but ends up being worst as many of.
Moments before seeing BvS I read about DC fans stating that BvS "is the greatest superhero movie ever". Myself, I am more of a MARVEL kind of guy and I was quite surprise that I agree with that statement.
Too long, often boring, dark atmosphere and more like an psycho-drama-thriller than adventure-action-sci-fi movie. I expected more and was a little bit disappointed from this movie. I was really sure to give it 10 points score but I can't give it more than 7 and that's only for the final battle and Wonder Woman, otherwise it would be 6. There are two B v S scenes and that's really not much for the movie called Batman v Superman.
And the end with 10 mins funeral...well...another cliché we saw too many times. We know he cannot die because of another movies and series and yet we have to watch 10 minutes funeral...why?And what about Lex and Crypton ship? The most-advanced tech inside the ship and you can access the system with the Zod skin on your fingers? No other bio-metrics check? With all that technology? WTF?
I believe we fans deserve more than this.
The movie feels like a forced publicity stunt for the Justice League movie, OMG, it's all so forced!!! And the Batman visions??? WTF WAS THAT?!?!?!?
Batman v Superman The Ultimate Edition is far superior to the theatrical release. Take a bathroom break. Line up your snacks. Settle in for a three-hour film experience that is a worthy successor to "Man of Steel."
In my own personal opinion, and I know a lot of people disagree on this one, and I don't know why but I'm gonna say it, I LOVED the movie, it had everything I wanted to see, it had the batman I always wanted to see, Superman's amazing as always, wonder woman stole most of the show, overall, the movie deserves more reviews, it was DC heaven.
I'm not going to take the film's title into account here, but now it seems fitting. This movie started and I kept thinking that, while certainly not without flaws, people are being overly harsh. Overall I liked the first two acts decently enough. One scene in particular was really strong and interesting around the halfway point.
But then the final act showed up and all the smaller issues I had suddenly grew larger and more severe. They felt just like the boss battle because as I judged the problems, it took in that problem to become a bigger, stronger problem. I wish I had had kryptonite to kill the growth.
Oh well. Superman is still portrayed really well, Wonder Woman looks pretty interesting for a future film, and I like the new Alfred. I did not care for Lex Luthor much at all. I don't always want to see another crazy villain. I liked him before because he is normally written as a super smart jerk who has reasons.
And then there's Batman. He never does anything that I outright despise I suppose, but at the same time he never really does anything interesting either. In case you didn't know how this went down, we do get yet another monotonous recall to his parent's death.
Oh, geeze, I just gave away a huge spoiler there didn't I. Now Batman is going to show up and shoot me to death with a gun, since apparently this Batman is cool with that.
Thank you for making porn for all of my senses, and for taking me on an emotional rollercoaster.And for making me fall in love with Gal Gadot.And for awakening the part of me I thought I had lost.All in all, critics are too simple minded to understand the epic scale of this movie and all hidden elements in it.Cinematography, acting, music, effects, plot, and easter eggs are incredibly well done and I will see it at least 2 more times in cinema.
For those concerned with critics' opinions - don't be. Just go to the theatre, forget about everything and let the movie consume you completely.
Thoughts after leaving the cinema but before reading critics reviews: The plot actually very coherent, I had no problems following it whatsoever. Things happened for specific reason, they were deliberate choices that moved the plot along as opposed to randomly contrived events. Not only that, the narratives that were occurring concurrently made for a comprehensive movie that was multi-faceted and set up the future movies well. Complaints on my end were negligible, really not worth mentioning.
Thoughts after reading some critics complaints: I'm sorry that you don't have the brain capacity to sit down for 2.5 hours and pay attention to a movie with multiple narratives to tell a story. I'm sorry that you don't like films that deviate from common Hollywood narrative structures. I'm sorry that you keep comparing it to summer-blockbustery Marvel movies that are meant to reel in everyone and their dog and have become so formulaic and vanilla that my 9 year-old brother is getting sick of them. I'm sorry that you're not comparing it to Watchmen. I'm sorry that you wanted to hate this movie from the beginning.
My reconciled thoughts: All of this aside, I thought it was a comic book movie through and through. It's a real service to the fans who pay for comics and keeps the industry alive (also see Amy Robinson's review on BvS). Despite some deviating creative choices, for me, the essence of the characters stay true and pure to the heart of who they are and what they represent. Henry Cavill's Clark Kent/Superman rings to what a modern day iteration of him would be, not whatever New 52 has done with him. They really captured the depth and breadth of 75 years of Lois/Clark's love in the movie. Even the tension between Bruce and Diana is right on the money and calls back to the awesomeness of the pairing that is Batman/Wonder Woman that we all got a taste of in JLU and Blackest Night. Batffleck's Batman/Bruce is the Bruce after Jason's death, before Tim came along, y'know? The movie leaves a whole lot of room for the future Justice Leaguers and maybe even beyond to legacy movies where mantle is passed on.
Also, if we got like 5 minutes of Jason Momoa's Aquaman instead of 10 seconds I would have died and gone to heaven right there on the spot.
This movie is going to be remembered for a really long time in history.
Ok, so first thing. If you didn't like Man of Steel you WILL NOT like this movie. This movie will also attract a lot of hate, but if you are a person that likes movies they like without listening to others, read on for my impressions.
I enjoyed it for the most part and went in completely blind (avoided all trailers/reviews/articles), there were a lot of great scenes and visuals but also a lot of terrible/boring scenes and visuals in a less but still substantial volume. Now some of the really great shots may have been spammed in the trailers so won't have the "wow" factor for people that watched all the trailers 50 times, but for me they were great.
A bit of overuse of CGI at points and some was bad, while other scenes had great effects. Some of the characters were fantastic like Ben's Batman, Jesse's Lex and Laurence's Perry White, while others should really move along... Lois looking at you.
I did find myself getting a bit excited for some of the fight scenes and "Justice League" setup. I will mention the lack of real "flow" for the first two acts of the films and I honestly think (hope at least) that if they release a "directors cut" it would solve the broken flow of the first two acts.
It may get called "Bad", but it's no where close to being Fantasic Four bad.
Batfleck will kill this! Looks like we're getting a real "comic" Batman!
"Your Mom's Martha? Dude! MY Mom's Martha too! We should be friends now!"
Are you fucking kidding me?
Just one word that I can describe this movie, amazing.I've already watched it twice and I'm going' to watch it over and over again.
To help understand the fundamental problem of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (and, really, almost any Zack Snyder film) check out Nerdwriter's YouTube video entitled MOMENTS v SCENES: https://youtu.be/38Cy_Qlh7VM
Hard to enjoy with all these plotholes, either known or newly introduced. Here's a list:1) Glasses are a perfect disguise2) A hoarse voice is a good disguise, too.3) Who's that muscular journalist?4) Remember that dangerous alien ship? Yeah, let's just leave it there for everybody to enter.5) Two guys above law complaining that each other is acting above law.6) Where was that green stone coming from, again?7) Was Jesse Eisenberg sure he is not on set for Zombieland or the Social Network?8) "I can hear my girlfriend fart from 3000 km away, cool ey? Yo, where's my mom?"9) Let's not shoot his ma until this bat dude is here.10) US military stressing morals & ethics (after using drones). Seriously? oÔ11) Martha apparently is the new "Adrian".12) Aquaman. Full stop. Jason Momoa. Full stop.13) Speaking of cast: Props to Henry "Muscle suit" Cavill. Boo to Jeremy "You're just not Michael Caine" Irons and Ben "always sobbing because my parents are still dead" AffleckAnd that list goes on. What a waste of time...
I gave myself time to wait a little bit to watch this movie two weeks after the premiere. It was in an excellent 300 seats movie theatre with only 3 people at 8:00 P.M. The movie, as a visual spectacle, works as such: excellent photography, good acting, very nice VFX's, and excellent music. The problem, is the narrative. For a movie, it's a bloody mess, that actually would work GREAT on a miniseries, with enough time to expand the plots and flesh out the characters. I didn't have problems to follow the story because I'm used to read books with hugely disjointed or dreamy plots. But this is a visual experience, and that sets a whole different level of expectations for the CASUAL viewer. DC Comics buffs won't have problems to find the virtues of this movie (and I must confess myself a fan of Batman) but I have to point out that the couple that was in the theatre with me, left the movie about 1 hour into the show, so I ended up watching the rest alone. I'm buying this Blu-ray (hopefully a director's cut) for my collection, but to be honest, BVSDJ needs one hour more of exposition and plot to really tell the story right. This movie will lose money, that's for sure. I just hope that fact doesn't mess with the rest of WB's plans, because I'm really looking forward for Suicide Squad and Aquaman (albeit not James Cameron's, sadly). As a bottom line: I'm sure there's a good BVSDJ movie in there, that was probably left on the cutting floor, and damn, I would loved that one!.
So, I’ve had my doubts about this since the infamous Doomsday trailer, but I wasn’t focusing on them, because I wanted to give the movie the benefit of the doubt. I’ve watched some spoiler free reviews that voiced by exact concerns, but mostly people were not passionately hating on the movie but saying that it was okay, passable. So I went into it with significantly lowered expectations but with naive hopes to be pleasantly surprised. And damn, was this movie bad. Like I’ve never actually seen more scattered, boring, messy and undeserving of its title or the hype around it superhero movie in my life. To be fair, I’ve never seen that horrible Fantastic 4 reboot, but pretty sure I’d put them close.
The party conversation we’ve all seen in the trailer is literally the only fucking conversation between Batman and Superman prior them butting heads. And it completely lacks the expected tension because, wait for it, they don’t even know each other's secret identities like the trailer made us idiots to believe. They are just dudes at a party.
The desert nightmare sequence holds no real relevance to the plot. It’s obviously just a blatant excuse for batman to kick some ass. Although I've enjoyed the fighting style and the visuality (and physicality) of it, very reminiscent of the Batman Arkham City I’m currently playing. The following Flash cameo was kinda awkward? And so was the Flash himself. (Though not even half as awkward as seeing Aquaman clearly holding his breath underwater.)
The placement of so many Justice League’ members as side characters or in small cameos is butchering and disrespecting them from the get go. Do we care for them with no build up? Is it right to see them in passing before their respectable movies? No fucking way.
Speaking of caring. Do we actually care for the Batman and Superman themselves and the feud between them? Is anyone seriously satisfied by them fighting because of Luthor’s jokeresque plan instead of their moral differences? Also isn’t Lex supposed to be a sane clever businessman and not a hysterical screechy chaotic clown that has zero believable reasoning behind him hating Superman - a person he had no history or opposing goals with whatsoever - so hard he orchestrates an explosion and create an indestructible monster from his blood (???) in order to defeat him; and everyone fucking acts like his psychotic behaviour is to be expected.
Even the Bats vs Sups fight that was supposed to be the core of this movie isn’t that good. They pummel each other (mostly Batman pummels Superman, let’s be fair), but, like I said, why should we fucking care? They are no one to each other, and frankly they are no one to us. These versions of Superman and Batman haven’t earned the audience rooting for them. I love the idea of those two larger than life characters fighting each other, but damn I hate the execution.
Superman is a fucking emotionless robot; Batman is a ragged killing machine. One of those concepts kinda works.
Why would Superman call his mother Martha… Come oooon...
And that’s what stopped Batman? Lots of people have that name. If Luthor's mom was named Martha, would they all the heroes shake hands with him?
“Why would you say that name??!!” barks Batman for the millionth time. What an asshat. The first time Lois’ interference was welcome.
People say the movie is dark - some pose it as a flow, others are convinced it’s a good thing and mostly bring up Marvel into their argument, like there’s no shades of darkness or any tone for that matter, like there are just those two extremities, and obviously those who claim this movie is too dark wanted a pop-corn flick (not saying all Marvel movies are all that, not at all). In my opinion this film is not necessary dark, but it is certainly lifeless.
The soundtrack is more off-putting than Lex’s hair. I cheered when Superman died.
I honestly never expected this to be as easy to follow, but all over the place and insufferably boring as it was. Anyone who isn’t absolutely stupid could have written the script for this, the plot is so shallow and the dialogues bad. The movie isn’t intelligent not it is creative. And neither it’s passionate. Definitely wasn’t written by a fan of comic books or at least of their heroes. This movie is just a dumb money maker. And because of that and the false hype it created it should absolutely fail. It won’t though, because people are dumb.
Like it for what it is. This isn't some happy go lucky shiny Marvel film with RDJ quipping his way through and appeasing the masses. This is classic DC darkness. It shows the side of both our heroes that needed to be aired. We finally saw the weight that Superman has to carry on his shoulders. Despite my initial reservations, Affleck did a fantastic job in this role and Gadot's Wonder Woman was also a pleasure to watch. She wasn't the wispy sex symbol I feared but instead a true force to be reckoned with including a hint of layers yet to be revealed. Cannot wait for the directors cut.
The thing about the movie is that it assumes audiences are familiar with the characters so it doesn't bother giving you much in terms of their backstories. This would be a legitimate comparison to the MCU--Marvel built up their audience's connection with individual characters in solo movies. The DCEU skips that and though I think it's possible that you can start with a group movie then branch into backstories and still be able to make the audience connect with a character, BvS needed to work on that a bit more. The movie tries to intrigue you about the characters so that you'll want to watch the other DCEU movies to find out about them.
But that being said, BvS felt like a love letter from DC to their fans. It felt like DC was saying, "Here's what you've been waiting for, you deserve this! I'm giving you all the treats!" I'm not sure why people keep saying that the first part was difficult to follow (I had no problems keeping track of what was happening). The pacing IS fast but if you pay attention (which, why wouldn't you pay attention to a movie you paid for) then you should have no problems.
I had an easier time connecting emotionally to Superman here than I did in MoS. You could really feel how 20 years fighting crime in Gotham jaded Batman and chipped away what little optimism he had left for fighting crime. And the cameos of the rest of the Justice League! The cameos were everything!!
The movie's not perfect but it's definitely an improvement over MoS.
Fisrt half is confusing, second half is wonderful
We want Bale back!!! He is the real Batman
Excellent movie.Ben Affleck,Gal Gadot,Henry Cavill is amazing and Jesse Eisenberg great.
This movie is such a mess. It's not even worth your time. You would be better off reading the wiki notes for this one. Wonder Woman is the best part of this and the only reason it gets an extra star from me. The actual "Batman Vs. Superman" fight is a joke. It seemed to me more of a film about a pissing contest. I'm so disappointed with this.
A disappointing mess from the opening credits
What a meandering mess of a movie! (And yes, I've watched the extended edition in it's full 3 hour glory, the one that is supposed to fix things from the theatrical cut).
I saw the extended version.
I kept hearing many people didn't like it, but, I thought it was really good. Not perfect, but, still very good.
Pretty predictable though; I think everyone could've guessed the minute they heard the names of the 2 combatants that of course kryptonite was going to be used (lame), but, for being titled "Batman v Superman", a VERY small percentage of the over 3 hour long film was actually dedicated to them fighting. They had a quick and dirty fight, then predictably teamed up to fight someone else .....
And since when did Wonder Woman have an accent?
This movie is about humanity confronting their own inferiority in the universe. Coming to terms with an idea: "we're not alone in the universe and we're not the most powerful beings either." That's that feeling of powerlessness that turn good men cruel. Not just about a bad guy that does something bad and the heroes have to stop him. It's about heroes question their own heroism, of power been defied, of purpose being defined. This movie represent much more than what it straightforwardly shows. And that's why I loved it.
Like Zach Snyder's crusty underpants, this is a joyless grey mess.
Not as bad as everyone was leading us to think. The first half is a bit confusing — too much happening in sequence without truly being sequencial, specially because it includes dreams — but still scream-worthy comic tribute. The second half is the best, goes by super fast and gets you wondering where are the other 3 hours of movie that you need. (I guess, for a franchise, it's the best feeling they can hope for). Ben Affleck is a great Bruce Wayne but Gal Gadot is the real deal, Diana couldn't be better on screen.
This will be an Epic movie. Cant wait till friday.
I really Loved Eisenberg's scenes in the trailer. He LIVE his play, I can see it on this trailer. The "good" next generation of Lex Luthor, GREAT!
Batman v Superman: el amanecer de la justicia
I thought it was pretty good. Don't understand all the hate. It was too long, and Eisenberg was miscast, but other than that I enjoyed it. Waaaay better than Suicide Squad.
This film is awesome. The Best Of 2016.
Just watch the ultimate edition it is way better than the original version.
As a fan of DC Universe I have only one thing to say - thnnk you Zack Snyder for the awesome superhero movie.
What happened mannnn...and Man of Steel was so good.... And then ppphhhffrrrrttt...it started out great and then slowly fizzled... I may give it another shot or maybe not...the Dark Knight may have ruined me on Batman movies
We as a society need to stop giving Jesse Eisenberg chances.
Man of Steel wasn't a bad movie, it just ended up being mediocre. Bvs DoJ was a bad movie. Whoever wrote the script and story should be fired. I get the dark and gritty Batman, but he was downright emotionally unstable. No one could get through to him, even Alfred, with all the reasonable and obvious arguments, but saying his mother's name helped him immediately reconcile all his differences? Am I also to believe that, for 12 years, Superman never made any real attempt to talk to the public? He was in such an emo mood he couldn't figure out maybe he should actually try and tell people his side, his thoughts, or something else? Eisenberg didn't do a bad job, but he didn't really work as Luthor. they basically turned him into a Joker-esque figure, and it didn't fit the feel. They needed a General Zod-Presque villain for the tone of the film. The movie definitely made some attempt at saying something important... but what that is isn't clear.
I lost 15 years of my life watching this movie.
considering there are many comments and critics about this movie, I think this is a great movie some people boldly compared to civil war which is unfair considering dc cinematic universe is still in infancy compared to marvel, it certainly has a different tone unlike marvel's which more dark and less humor with no post ending credit gimmick, I personally have a great expectation for the sequel
The best scene throughout the movie when Doomsday arrived. Batman V Superman fight sucks! If you like to see a better fight between two icons see - Freddy V Jason or Alien V Predator.
As a Fan of Batman AND Superman i loved the movie! I would also love seeing those 2 sitting next to each other and eat some french fries. The Storytelling was a mess, but the Sound and pictures were just AMAZING! 8/10
This was an awesome awesome movie..a cinematic EVENT
Without any spoilers it really followed a lot of the comic lore, and I like how they pulled it together. Ben Affleck is no Christian Bale but luckily the movie doesn't revolve around him, and Henny Cavill is still a good superman, and their combination worked, but the biggest and most interesting surprise was Wonder Woman, who turned out to be a bad ass which I am looking forward to seeing. Forget the critics and watch it for yourself.
I know that any enthusiast of the genre has to watch this movie (like the Green Lantern...shudder...) but I thought this was awful. Maybe the plot setup for the Superman / Batman fight occurred during one of the moments I feel asleep, but I still don't understand why that happened - or how it suddenly stopped happening (that was just so unfeasible).
I quite liked the whacky Lex Luther (even if it wasn't true to the source, and some audience members confused with the Joker). I didn't get Wonder Woman (check out the last fight scence to see which hero gets the biggest beating). The Batman was the dark, broody version, and reminded me of the 1989 version). Superman also tried to be dark - but just seemed to be really frowny all the way through
But the fight scenes just escalated to what I thought was ludicrous levels (does so much bright explosion make the special affects cheaper because the viewers can't see detail).
I went in with low expectations - and feel like there were justified.
Today I could finally see one of the most anticipated moments in the world of superheroes: the "Trinity" from DC Comics, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, together at last in a film that opens in style "Universe Extended DC "in theaters.
First, we note the obvious virtues of the film. The first, the music has an incredible soundtrack, made by Hans Zimmer (who reprises of steel -Man Man of Steel-) and Junkie XL. An epic music when required, which helps a lot to do most spectacular scenes. Then we have visual effects, another point very well done. The fight scenes of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, but I do not see them as "the best film" as put at first, are amazing.
Second, we must mention another of the strengths of the film: the actors. Ben Affleck as Batman I like. Do not know if it would be the best Batman, but I would definitely stay good paper. Besides, I do not dislike much that his "Batman" will be one more violent and cruel compared to comics, though certainly divide the fans for long. Jeremy Irons as Alfred charm me with his sarcasm and willingness to help "Batman" in his adventures. It is the closest hotel to comic I've seen. Henry Cavill to repeat as Superman, we could say it was closer to the vision that we could have the comic of the superhero, although it is like my favorite interpretation, that's for Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman, whose appearance, albeit short, left with wanting more for individual film next year. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, although it is true to narcissistic crazy enemy of Superman, I feel that exaggerated the part of "crazy". In any case, the performances were generally magnified.
Now, the weak point of the film: the script. Do not be fooled, it is generally good, entertaining and understood, and I think that criticism tildarla exaggerating a bit of "bad". Will not go into details to avoid falling into spoilers, but if I tell you: make no mistake, it has its flaws and can not be denied. A couple of scenes that leave some of the main plot, a few moments that I miss them more explanation or a battle that was somewhat forced. It is ridiculous to say that ruins the movie, as there Marvel movies that equal or worst mistakes committed. It's magnificent history, and enjoys entertaining, only could be done better, but leaves a great prelude to what will be "Justice League" in the coming years.
Therefore, it is a great movie, I recommend seeing as this, DC comics and rich universe of superheroes finally have a worthy Cinematic Universe that will make war on Marvel. That if, forget the tone of the "House of Ideas" with his films. This is not another of Iron Man with Captain America paid by Disney. It is another study, another tone. In any case, I recommend watching this movie. For my part, I give it a 7/10.
I will point out the best things according to me without spoiling and ruining the excitement . As a demanding person by nature as I am, I will present my point of view. Being aware of the recent unexpected and unjustified hatred towards the whole project, I decided to point out 5 best things about the movie and why you shouldn’t hesitate to check it out.
The movie was fair. I was not blown away but also not heavily disappointed. Affleck did a decent job as Batman but Christian Bale is still the best one followed by Michael Keaton.
Why is this supposed to be named Batman v Superman ? I don't get it.
FANTASTIC MOVIEDIANA PRINCE BEST THING EVERMCU WHO
This film really has divided opinions of just about everyone who's watched it. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that this film is nowhere near as bad as the negative reviews will have you believe. Is it a great film, probably not but it's certainly a good film and there is a lot that works. Ben Affleck as Batman is phenomenal, definitely the best Batman to date IMO. Gal Gadot is excellent as Wonder Woman, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing her in her own movie. Henry Cavill holds his own as Superman but doesn't quite stand out like the other two. Jesse Eisenberg gives us an interesting twist on the Lex Luther and again IMO does a good job.
One bad point for me is that certain parts of the story seem to just happen without being explained or even giving us a clue as to why they are happening. Maybe I need to watch it again to be clearer on that bit.
I think an amazing part of the film is the fighting scenes...wow! Batman has never looked so animated and...well...bad ass!!! Wonder Woman kicks some propa ass and I think Gal Gadot portrays her brilliantly. There's a bit where she gets smacked down and she looks up, smiles, and jumps straight back into the fight...I loved that bit.
To end this off, I've heard an interesting rumour about where this story will be heading next and if this rumour comes to pass, the DC movie universe will be kinda awesome...time will tell.
Don't let the negative reviews dissuade you, check this film out.
I agree that the main story seems a bit far-fetched and contextless.But as far as acting goes this movie was great (especially Ben Affleck as Batman). Also the visuals were extremely good and there were a few elements that could get really interesting in future movies. I'm especially referring to the dream sequences with Flash and Robin's suit.
The fighting scenes were done really nicely and the setting war reasonably dark. Also there's the fact that I'm a big Batman fan thus I enjoyed this movie move than others would. And I like how this Batman is more like the one of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight comics.
Please watch the movie yourself because giving opinions. Personally I really enjoyed the movie. Sure, there were moments that you wished they could've done better but overall it is worth a watch.
I thought it was fantastic. Only negatives are I thought that Wonder Woman would have had a bigger part, and there was no explanation about what Doomsday was. No build up. And then he was destroyed too easily.
Also, Batman turned good too easily. Like Anakin does when he became Vader. I agree with it all. I think I just would have preferred more Doomsday/Wonder Woman development, and less Batman origin story because everyone knows it! Like Spiderman's.
I'm going back tomorrow as well!
I think Captain America is gonna be bigger
The beginning was boring. The story didn't really flow so well (I would love to see the 3 hr version). The action scenes were fun(mostly CGI). I feel this movie should have been split into two different movies but they rushed it for justice League.
Ben was a really good batman (I'm personally not a fan of bale...I like keaton). Lex Luther was very weird in this movie and I just couldn't connect with the character.
One thing I would like to see in the future is a physical villain for the DC superheroes to fight, so that the fighting scenes are not just CGI.
Best Comic book Movie Ever!
First of all: I didn't expect much after Man of Steel!Second: English is not my native language so please forgive my bad grammar and possible missuse of words or phrases...
That being said, i think it is a bit weird storywise. There were many hard cuts between the scenes (concerning the story) and it was not clear why things happened when it was shown.In the end i couldn't shake the feeling, that the makers made it up as they went along - just so they could use all the special effects that they already paid for.Besides that part they seem to be really determined to build a cinematic universe very fast - perhaps a bit too fast.Why am i thinking this? Because they more or less put 4 origin stories into one film.1st Batman's Origin2nd Wonderwomans Origin3rd The League of Justice4th Lex Luthor's OriginIf you thought about it and did a bit of research about DC Comics before watching like i did you could expect this - For someone who doesn't have a clue about the original DC Comics (like most people in germany) i think it was not.
So if i think about the time they had for the movie and what they had to tell in it i think they did a solid job. But to be fair: I think without wonderwoman and a less dangerous monster it could have been a better film - they would just have had more time to build a real story - not just fragments of it which the viewer has to piece together himself.
That should be it for the story without spoilering it^^
To the Special Effects:They seemed to be pretty expensive and they are a lot of fun to watch as long as you don't look too careful. For Example: The Objects they used to calculate the breaking of glass seemed to be big quarders instead of small pieces (Superman crashing into a skyscraper must have been at least four times the size than he was in the picture to create a glass breaking as it was shown).In another scene you can't see the skyscrapersthe camera is pointing up and it is in the middle of (Metropolis or Gotham - i am not sure...).
My resume:If you are a DC-, Batman-, or Superman-Fan you have to see it. For everyone else: It is a good Action movie with modern Effects, but don't expect it to be the best film you have ever seen.
This movie was way more Lex Luthor vs. Superman than the title. It is a nice twist to it.
The red capes are coming!
"Do you know the oldest lie in America, senator? Devils don't come from hell beneath us. They come from the sky!"
The beginning was way to long and the ending unsatisfying. However, the action sequences make up for a lot!Nowhere near Nolan's Trilogy but watching the movie wasn't a waste of time, either. On the other hand I'm probably not going to watch it again...
The best thing about this movie was the 7 minutes of Wonder Woman. Like MAN OF STEEL the storytelling was choppy and unfocused - lots of hints of what was to come but no compelling story. The premise of Batman versus Superman is just idiotic, the fight scenes gratuitous, and the bleak tone of the whole movie just alienated the viewer. I can only give it a 6 (fair) out of 10. Thank heavens for WONDER WOMAN - if they learned some story telling lessons from her movie then there is hope for JUSTICE LEAGUE. If they just shove a whole bunch of elements in the pot without a cohesive narrative, some human exchange and some character lightness, then I think the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) is in deep trouble. [Superhero, Action, Adventure]
Now since that is out of the way, I kinda liked this more than I remembered. I think I'm going to bump it up from a 6 to 7. I saw the original cut in theaters and I saw the Ultimate edition as soon as it came out and it didn't really change my opinion on the movie. Now that I've had a year to forget about it and I'm getting ready for Justice League I'm starting to think this movie is alright. Now I'm not saying it is great but it can be entertaining. There are so many small things that are wrong with the movie that keep it back from being one of the better superhero movies. Lex Luther still sucks. I really wish they would of cast Bryan Cranston and gone a different direction with Lex. It was so lazy to introduce all the other heros with 30 second clips. Snyder couldn't think of any way better. Come on I mean the subtitle is called "Dawn of Justice". Wonder Woman is great but I forgot how small a role she has in this movie. Luckily she has her own movie to shine. Also Batman's line "I thought she was with you" has got to be one of the stupidest lines. HE LITERALLY EMAILED HER LIKE 2 HOURS AGO.
Good and entertaining movie like Marvel
This movie doesn't really make me like Batman all that much. But man am I ready to watch Wonder Woman tomorrow.
Most people that love all things super will not be sad to see this one go dusty one the shelf. Bad, acting, writing, and plot. what's left you ask? Just another badly thought of mash up that left most people dum founded. How could you mess this one up so badly.
I almost expected some corny 80's music as Bruce works out hard to get ready to fight Superman. Besides isn't training hard to face Superman just stupid ?
I don't know what I just watched
nice movie but little bit disappointed it was to long and the sence were to long and Milked out(dutch expression).
This is hard... For the first time in my life I didn't like a superheroes movie. Thanks God I didn't go to the cinema to watch it. A lot of time just to watch a few minutes of real fighting, what of course weren't enought. Batman's argument was really bad. Good actors but really bad writing. YOU CAN'T KILL SUPERMAN, YOU ASS HOLES. The only good thing in the movie are the actors (Henry and Gal were a pleasure for the eyes).
A lot of disrespectfully for a movie.
See you in hell.
I was surprised how dark this movie was. I mean, I liked it, a lot, but it was pretty dark.
what did I just watch? at least the extended version has some story in it, although not very coherent. Eisenberg must be the worst Lex ever. He looks like Joker and makes Lex a ridicule.
maybe a two parts shold be better... i don't like the movie
I saw this movie on April 2016 and at that moment, as many others, thought that was an incomplete film with a lot of action but little explanation and little sense for a lot of things. Today I've seen the extended version of it and it is the complet version of the film that should have been displayed on cinemas! I won't say that having all the lost pieces of that puzzle makes now this the best movie ever but at least makes sense, it is more enjoyable and for me, at least, scores an 8.
It was the funniest movie of my life!
The movie was shit, but nice image quality and i liked the stylization (same as in latest NFS game btw). Only kinda good character was the Lex. And he even quoted Lolita, and that is always plus point. So in total MEH 5/10.
Also hoist cable cutter for controls of the flying thingy was nice.
The story is a mess, Warner Bros. and clearly Zack does not know how to make proper flim
Way way way too long. This movie was all over the place with the plot.
The fight scene in the end was rather memorable... By far the best part of the movie.
stupidity, stupidity, stupidity, stupidity, stupidity ^4 grade
At three hours it's a long slog, but adds much more character and story development. The cinematic version was a mess, and had so many plot holes.
I don't like Batman killing people, but I do like the plot line of this interpretation of Batman being jaded (although Batman is kinda always jaded). It gives me hope that the standalone Affleck Batman movie will deal with interesting some themes, and explore plot lines not delt with before in Batman films.
I would encourage people to watch the extended version over the former.
Not bad but 3 hours is too long
This is how to ruin a movie!!!!
This movie was great Ben is the best Batman ever!!!
Wow, after the trailer I wasn´t sure if I should watch this but this was better than the last 5 Marvels (save Deadpool) combined. I was leaning towards giving it a 10 but there is one thing I really hated and that was the stupid monster. Why has it always to be a huge monster to fight ? Yeah, the title is misleading I agree with the comments on the fact there isn´t much of a fight going on between them. But should that be the movie´s biggest flaw I can live with it. Otherwise the dark atmosphere works great and without all those hero worshipping the characters get so much more depth. I hope they can follow that up because this made me want more.
Not only the most stupid Batman ever made, it's probably the dumbest film ever made!
This movie is so dumb. The "fight" between B and S is ridiculous, Lex is so overactet and these Martha- scene is a insult for each fan.
As someone who is not entirely familiar with the DC universe this was a very confusing and packed movie. Sadly the characters made decisions where you think "I'd never be that stupid" which made me throw the entire plot out of the window. Visually, spectacular. The portrayal of the characters was also amazing. Especially loved Lex.
I think it'll be a good film for the fans. For the not-fans, go in expecting a superhero-filled action movie where the story doesn't make much sense.
Pretty decent movie, but not as good as Man of Steel. Too many story to cover in 3 hours, they should've done the first half as a Batman standalone film, then the second half as BvS.
Still gotta sleep but want to warh batnan vs. superman!
Waste of time. Worst Batman actor ever.And the plot is boring as hell.
I don't know what made me think I'd hate this less on video. Instead it just amplifies everything wrong with this clunker. I just gotta move on man, ya know?
Well that was a surprise, really fun movie. There were so many things I was unsure of before seeing but it ties together nicely. The characters were really good, Affleck makes a good Batman with a decent Bat-Voice, Gal Godot, well she's just perfect, Eisenberg yeah, great. Forget the fanboi's and the haters, just sit back, relax and enjoy.
This wasn't a terrible Batman/Superman movie, but it wasn't great, either.
In particular, Jesse Eisenberg was a terrible pick for Lex Luthor. He played it exactly the same as he played Mark Zuckerberg. It really was basically the same character.
just interested in some clue that leading to the next story.
When I was a kid, I still remember the first time I read Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns". As a child whose idea of Superman & Batman was Christopher Reeve & Adam West, it was a revelation. Dark, brooding and so far removed from the movie and TV versions of these characters, yet so much more interesting for it. I remember dreaming of a movie version of Frank Miller's Batman & Superman.
This is why it was so surprising to me that when this film was announced, I wasn't more excited about it - here finally was "The Dark Knight Returns" adapted for the screen. The problem, was that I had watched 'Man of Steel' and wasn't enamoured with Snyder's vision - I felt that while that movie had had the potential to be good (the trailer's had made it look awesome!) it had failed to deliver on the fun - it just wasn't as fun as a Superman film should be. Nolan's Batman films were FUN, although the first one was a little weak, The Dark Knight found the perfect formula and ran with it. Dark and brooding, yes, but with humour and fun too. I never felt the fun with the Man of Steel - we're talking about a flying alien here! - and It was with this feeling that I sat down to watch Batman vs Superman.
It's worth noting here that I watched the Ultimate Edition at home - I never saw the theatrical cut that everyone had hated so much - but its safe to say my expectations weren't high. Having watched it, I am pleased to be able to say that it I actually enjoyed it way more than I expected, and it was not the complete train-wreck I feared. My conclusion is that it still lacks a sense of fun, and takes itself too seriously, but SOMEWHERE on the editing room floor is an absolutely AMAZING film. With the right editing this could have been something incredible. I've always felt that Snyder's films tend to be all style but no substance. While he has definitely matured in his ability to create multi-dimensional characters he still has a way to go. The whole Martha coincidence was just terrible writing, but that being said, there was actually a lot to like here (Ben Affleck makes a great Miller Batman. He nailed it.
Pure spectacle, although dark and gloomy.
wtf even was this long ass movie????
This movie was actually only meh for me. Probably because it involved two heroes I don't really care much for. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was great. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is great. They tried to do too much with this movie and to set things up for the future movies that it was really a bit of an incoherent mess. TBH this movie really just hyped me for the upcoming movies about the metahumans shown in the movie.
This movie is SO DAMN DEPRESSING, Batman was never cheerful but they have DESTROYED Superman's character, and Lex Luthor is just too much "Jokerish" crazy, not the cold evil mastermind he should be. I will be enjoying Marvel movies so much more now, at least they are FUN.
They killed Superman. Don't let this movie ruin your day.
I honestly didn't understand this movie.Batman has some feud with Super, just cause he's an alien, and also he's pissed off on the rest of the world.This causes him to take revenge on everything, including said SM, with all hell a against him.
As you know, at some point they make up - for the stupidest reason ever!!! - and turn on the mighty Lex.
Affleck's acting wasn't as bad as they say - it's he's character that lacked proper motivation for it's doings, and relatively not so many lines.
Jesse Isenberg did quite a good job with the material he got, so thumb up here.
The rest - fine.
Over all - many things about nothing. Ult edition is too long.
Absolute rubbish. Where's the 'v' - Batman fought Superman for less than 5 minutes in the whole movie. Was there even a story?
Is extended version availabe on this build?
Is the extended version on here?
Damning with faint praise, but not nearly as bad as I'd feared
Muito Bom,Louco e Imaginário,Superman Dead???
Though one to get through: to long, very slow start, and way to boring. I just don't understand how DC keeps making a mess of it's movies while its animated features are amazing.
Story is overly dark with unexplained connection and mysterious dream sequence. Leveraged too much from video games than comic source and the result is an extreme mess even with the extended edition (3+ hrs in length). Really, Zack, do we need the weighted down and bulky story with zero levity to tell this?
Why would they make such a bad movie. I couldn't force myself to watch more than an hour. Even that was too long.
Stupidest movie ever. I couldn't even force myself to watch more than an hour of this crap.
kinda really boring for the first couple of hours. It is pretty long, the action does not pick up until maybe the last 45 or 30 minutes of the movie. Overall not too bad, it wasn't as good as i thought it would be but it wasn't bad
it's VERY LONG and the plot is quite messy most of the time.and predictable too.
I went into this movie thinking, ok Jessie Eisenberg, your gonna have to bring something extra special to the table if your gonna be better than Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor....and you know what? shit he did, i really liked his Lex Luthor im not sure if i liked it more than Michael Rosenbaum's i think i would have to see him reprise the role again before i pass that sort of judgment.... maybe? that's all i can i say for now
And the rest of the cast was just perfect, i also had my doubts about Batfleck but i think he is actually the best batman, so far.... he really seems to understand the character's dual persona he gets Bruce Wayne and he gets Batman..... that's all i have to say about that...I also really liked Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman aswell, just perfect casting all around
Plus Henry Cavil and Ben Affleck are soo hot in this movie
Is this the theatrical version or the disc released version with the extra content?
Honestly I start watching this movie quite sceptical, and expecting a really bad one, more likely influenced for the terrible and hurting feeling that Man Of Steel left in my eyes, but I found myself really surprised and entertained today, and I need to come clean, I was wrong because BvS is a good movie, and I enjoyed it.Still it is not as good as I could expect from these incredible DC characters. But if you had a bad experience with Man Of Steel as well, give it a chance, and I hope DC keeps getting better in their incoming movies, I am willing to see with other eyes Wonder Woman and Justice League.
After an hour and a half gave up, wish I had given up sooner to be honest but I wanted to finish my popcorn. Boring.
Ben as batman he ruined the movie. This movie is terrible.
i don't know what's wrong with everyone bad negative cmns over this movie,i found it amusing and very interesting,can't wait for another installment
Damn I fell asleep when they started punching each other. Not before, when they actually started. Going to try again later.Anyway why is Mark Zuckerberg playing as lex lutor??
While I don't think it was a bad movie (if you want to see an example of a bad comic book movie just look at Batman & Robin, Ghost Rider 2 or Fant4stic) it wasn't a great movie either, but I enjoyed it. Is it among the best comic book movies ever? Hell no, but it's fun for what it is. I personally give it a 5 because it seems to me that for every good scene there's an equally bad scene with plotlines that either go nowhere or just fall apart.
I think it was OK, but I found the story too boring for eventually going to the climax..
was way too long with too many wide shot scenes just to make heroic apearances. The only real good bit was Batman fighting in the warehouse.But still, nowhere near as bad as Batman Forever or Batman and Robin
Slow, boring, uninteresting, depressing. But OK, it's DC, so I'll rate above average just for that :)
Not a bad movie whatsoever, but if your a DC fan, I can understand where the hate is coming from. To mix the death of superman story with the inception of the justice league is wrong. Doomsday honestly should have had his own movie. However, if your a general movie fan you are going to like it! The story is neat except for the extended dream sequence which makes no sense. Other than that everyone acted well, even though at first I thought Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was wrong casting. But his scenes are actually really good. Overall, if your a DC fan you may or may not like this but as a general movie goer it's actually a decent movie.
Much better than the reviews I've read. Decide for yourself.
Too 'much' predictable... The best to know finally Wondergirl is gonna get her own movie !
This movie was so BORING! over 2 1/2 hours of plots stolen from good stories and so much acting talent and they could only come up with this! :(
How do you actually view the movie
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Just doesn't get any better than this. This is the Batman I like. I was not on board with either of the previous Batmen. The contrast of the two superheroes was Amazing! Nieve, alien, do gooder vs Seedy, untrusting, earthling. And the Bat did that thang all movie long, amazing. I've never really been a Batman fan, but this one is alright with me... He's just more realistic. I just used the word "realistic" in this review, lol! Supes is still, and will always be my favorite. I love how he is developing into a leader of heroes and learning about his destiny. Ww was... Hmm, put it this way, when she got in gear, she stole the show, period. My favorite line from this movie, "I've kill things from other worlds before", then she leads the team to battle. I've seen this a bunch of times, way more than I cared to watch the X-Men or Avengers movies, which I also liked. One and only problem I had, besides Superman not saving his mother, was the fact that WB didn't stick it to Disney by having Luke Skywalker voicing the Joker somehow... Lol at not talking in Force Awakens. Bottom line, this movie develops it characters, has underlying messages, and the characters actually stand for something, morally, mentally, and socially. Batman is man, we adapt, and we're optimistic, innovative, but yet not in a vacuum, we need help, synergy, I don't want to go on just give a few examples of what I mean. Superman is a metaphor of a way of thinking, ideology... Oh yeah and one last thing anyone else see the Bible belt Urban Republican Vs the rich, Big city Liberal Democrat theme? I just loved this movie!!!
Lex was pure icing on the cake, that good whip cream icing, too. Doesn't it kinda feel as if Lex created Facebook?
It's all Jonathan Kent's fault and the way Clark was raised. Really :) All I will say it could have been much better with a different Jonathan, but that's what we've got here. Alexander (not Lex) Luthor and Wonder Woman are superb here. He does laugh a bit too much at times... but it's mostly ok.
This movie is really a shame of the potential the movie had. All the actors were pretty good and also the sfx were great. However, there are so many things wrong in this movie that I don't know where to start... The story is horrible and the script is very unclear for non fans. There is even a scene were batman destroys his complet suit and the next scene it's a brand new different suit while he was on quite a haste ...
Meh... just meh... I can't get past BatFleck...
Thought it was going to be less of a mess than people had reported but it wasn't, lacked any real direction for me and while well acted the story just didn't gel and seemed aimless. Top marks to Ben A as Batman though, brought a real different but still excellent take on Batman, Gal was good as well though not enough development in this film. Was most disappointed in Henry and Amy's characters, very unlike the portrayals from MoS with very little depth. Overall average, won't be seeing this again.
I really enjoy it, a little bored and slow the first hour but a good movie in general. love lex, batman and wonder woman.
Worse than awful. No substance, just dreadful. A huge waste of almost 2.5 hours. Would have been more entertaining if I'd stuck red hot needles in my eyes.
One of the worst movies ever.
This movie was THE BOMB!!! Loved it!!! It was the best cinematography so far!!! I haven't a clue as to why critics and viewers said it was garbage!! I think they were watching a different movie altogether !!! 10 thumbs up!
Jesse Eisenberg deserves at least a 9....the movie nothing better then a 6....
Liked the movie, hence the 7 I gave.
But it has a LOT of problems.
to name a few. - Why would superman allow us humans to take possesion of kryptonian ships ?- Batman is supposed to be a master detective. How come he did not see that he is being manipulated by Lex Luthor.He knows that Lex is smugling kryptonite. He should be able to understand that he is being manipulated- Seeing or hearing Jesse Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor made my balls shrink- Why would a kryptonian ship allow a human to be it's master ? Because of only fingerprints ?? Really ?- Was Martha Kent really working as a waitress ? Doesn't she has a farm ?- Did we really need to see those pearls fall again ? We know how Batman parents died. Because it is being shown over and over again with every movie or serie that has Batman. We know it already stop it !!- It's a spear. Why not throw it ?
I liked Ben Affleck as Batman. Also liked the rest of the cast with the exception of Jesse Eisenberg.
Terrible, me and my kids so bored after 1.5 hours we turned it off.
nice movie.....i like it.....
If you want to make a superhero film, there are worse sources to crib from than Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, or the Doomsday arc. If you’re trying to create a film that owns its comic book roots and also aims to make some kind of statement, there are worse directions to go than examining the social and political repercussions of gods and aliens coming to Earth. If you want to add shading to time-honored icons, there are worse ways to do it than to show each of them struggling with the legacies of their parents.
But trying to do this all at once requires a deft hand. Trying to do it with the added requirements of mandatory big-budget action scenes, the launch a new cinematic universe, and having to correct for the perceived missteps of a prior film requires a miracle-worker. If the combination of these elements isn’t mixed just right, then instead of the hoped for depth and complexity, you get a well-meaning, incoherent muddle. That’s what the cumbersomely titled Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is -- a boldly ambitious, hopelessly flawed, overextended mess of a film.
Great movie, especially loved Ben Affleck as Batman, it was like he was pulled straight from the comics.The fight between Batman and Superman was mindshattering, showing that even a man like Batman (who only has a suit of armor, gadgets & superior martial arts skills) can stand up to one of the most powerful beings in the universe.Gal Gadot performed amazingly as Wonder Woman, and it was especially refreshing that it was not about her sex appeal but about an amazingly strong woman, and an utter badass!Plus the small previews of the other Heroes made me excited for the future of the DC Cinematic Universe. The only downside is that the Green Arrow or the Green Lantern were absent.Can't wait for the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe.
The movie was just OK. Too much story and characters being jammed into the time allotted for the movie. Didn't like the portrayal of Lex Luthor in this. I read early rumors during filming that Bryan Cranston was being considered for the role. That choice would have been so much better.
As usual I will be honest.... After not looking forward to and hearing mixed reviews about this I thought I'd give it a go !! In all honesty its actually not that bad, worked quite well and could make for a good follow up. Give it a go see what you think.
It was a nice action movie if you didn't put your mind too deeply in the storyline. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor tried to be too much Heath Ledgers Joker. Overall it was a very dark movie and didn't had a typical Hollywood ending.
not the worst thing I've seen lately, but still turgid and formulaic
Awesome! Better than expected. Dark and hard. Well done!
I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Awesome flik. Better than any Marvel movie. The DC Trinity kicks ass. They took two classic story lines and melded them together seamlessly. Perfection from page to screen
Brilliant film, maybe a little moody, but that gives it character, loved it.
boring 3/4 first of the movie better the last 1/4. Disappointing in overall, team superman all the way.Zimmer's music was a big dull
Well this movie was so slow to start and should of been a batman movie hardly any superman stuff more of batman...I did like the scene with Clarke's father in the snow...but they should of just made a sequel to the last superman movie no need for batman to ruin the movie.....
The Batman motivations to fight with Superman are more well constructed than the Superman motivations, but this don't make the movie worse, actually, the movie is really good. A great prequel to Justice League movies.Sometimes, the movie is a bit more confuse than normal (especially the first half of it), but if you think that DC Universe is based in multiple universes, a pretty much of the unexplained scenes can be explained.
So the movie starts off from a different angle from the last Superman movie (Man of Steel). This time you see it happening from the ground, together with, you guessed right, Bruce Wayne. A lot of things break, a lot of things get destroyed, a lot of people die. This is the start of Bruce his hate for Superman (which I now kind of understand). The world starts to question Superman as well, seeing that he only does what he thinks is right and does’t consult with the anyone. Batman wants to teach Superman a lesson, but Superman wants to teach Batman a lesson as well after finding out about the things he does to criminals. In between these rivals is a man called Lex Luthor. Very smart guy with a lot of money who is a bit mad in the head. He would love to see Superman gone and starts manipulating Superman into killing Batman. Only once the fight between them starts they soon find out they have more in common then they thought and not only that because Lex created an alien monster called Doomsday and it’s on his way to destroy the world. Once Batman and Superman start to fight the monster a very charming lady by the name Wonder Woman joins them, and so we get our little introduction to Justice League.
I didn’t have very high expectations to be honest. Some of my friends saw it before I did and they weren’t too excited. I have to say though, I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the story although I did feel like Zack Snyder got a bit too enthusiastic and tried to put too much in 2,5 hours. That was one of the thing that frustrated me. There is so much information I like to know, or know more about, but they used their precious time to fill the movie with one too many closeups and slo-mo shots. Also, I don’t think Bruce’s dreams gave me much more information about things, as well as the beginning of the movie (which was almost exactly the same as Batman Begins. I did like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, even if it was only a few seconds). At first I didn’t really know how I felt about Ben Affleck becoming Batman but he did a great job! Not as great as Christian Bale, but he surely didn’t disappoint. Someone who did disappoint though was Lois Lane, with that I mean the character not Amy Adams, she was as great as always, but Lois Lane, girl, you were nothing but a burden. I felt like she was just in the way most of the time, and I really like her but I feel like this movie didn’t really need her most of the time. Jesse Eisenberg was a GREAT Lex Luthor, he started of as a not yet too insane scientist but soon enough his dark side showed and in the end he got perfectly crazy (I like my bad guys a bit insane). I’m excited to find out what he is going to do next. Let’s talk about Clark Kent for a moment now. First things first. Some time in the movie I started thinking, how is it that Batman needs a mask to stay unrecognized but once Superman puts on glasses nobody knows he’s Superman. I mean, I never realized it before but HOW. I’ll tell you, once I put my glasses on I don’t become Wonder Woman. So that was a bit saddening, but it is what it is and we move on to talk about how great a Superman Henry Cavill is. I won’t stop saying it because it’s true. The one who casted him can be very proud. His looks are so alike with the comics, I’m impressed. Not only his looks though, he just plays a very good Superman, I don’t have much to say about it really. Only stating the facts. Doomsday did disappoint a bit. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know much about the comics and stuff but what I heard about Doomsday, I expected more. I also think/know he is/can not be dead yet. Then there was Wonder Woman, only a small introduction, but we’ve seen her in action now and she is one fierce lady. I’m ready to get to know her story as well.
Okay, to finish off my story. I’m very exited and ready for Justice League Part One and all it brings with it. It’s too bad we have to wait till mid 2017.
I was pleased with the special effects and action. There were a couple parts where it got so slow that I found myself nodding off.. But overall it was worth the time..
This will be the very Definition of a bad Movie for at least the next 10 years....It really is the worst Movie I have ever seen in a theatre...
OK, it's taken me a while to come up with a rating for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
It's a real odd one, and really depends on how seriously you want to take this or compare it with other films in this series or genre.
There were moments of genius mixed with moments of naffness.
My favourite moments were the 'dream sequences'. There was one in particular that was really brilliant.
I liked the meaner, more sarcastic Alfred.
Jesse Eisenberg was excellent as Lex Luther.
I loved the references to the old films and the films we haven't even seen yet.
I liked the music.
The 2.5 hours went quite quickly and I didn't get bored.
However, there were some niggles which I could have done without which is why it dropped 3 points.
Overall, I didn't think it sucked THAT badly, and was worth making and worth watching.
its actually surprisingly good. give it a 7/10.
Batman vs. Superman felt like a piss-poor excuse for the faults of Man of Steel.
Fantastic Film, special effects are astounding. I really don't know why the critics and some fans are panning the film, i feel Zach Snyder did a fantastic job. Ben Affleck as Batman at first i was dubious but IMO he knocked it out of the ballpark this to me is what Batman is meant to be. Jesse Eisenberg did a great job as Lex Luther. To be honest no point me going on i couldn't find any faults, for those of you that were going to see it but critics swayed you not to take the plunge and see it. well worth it.
This movie was a gigantic waste of potential.
not comparable to Nolan's take on The Dark Knight. this is a balls-to-the-wall code-out-of-the-window Batman. I think the movie will disappoint most of fanboys of both Batman, and Superman, but if you just want something different and don't care if it deviates from the lore of the characters, you gonna love it.
Other than a weak script, this movie was actually entertaining and I don't believe it deserves the hate it gets. It follows DC's ~dark and gritty~ line, while still being a good superhero movie. The only problem I found was Batman's weak reasoning for wanting to stop Superman, which I'm going to blame on the bad writing; and dream sequences that made no sense unless you are a die-hard fan of the comics (and sometimes not even then) (and they are cool! but when they are THAT long, you're just alienating your casual audience). A+ things: Wonder Woman, and the OST.
It is sad when a movie loses points because there is too much stuff going on.
A good, solid superhero movie. Many people are criticising it and there are some valid points. However it is better to go into the film with no expectations. Many of us have a version of the film we want in our heads. The same happened with The Phantom Menace. No film can live up to the blockbuster we create in our imagination. Instead we should enjoy the film as somebody else's vision and not our own. The director's cut may tie up some of the loose plot ends, and regardless, I am excited for the future of the DC universe.
I loved this movie. I'm not really good finding words so I'll link this video of who took the words right out of my heart:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKRmMQaLZz8
Not a 10/10, but i really like it, it was a little bit dark. Hope they bring that touch to the Justice League.
This movie rocks, sure it had its odd plotholes here and there and tried to cram too many things into one movie, but I enjoyed it! I'm starting to think this is a fanboy thing.
Ben rocked as BatmanHenry nailed Superman once again, no surprise thereJessie had a weird Lex approach but I think that was done purposely for future films to define the character more to how Lex become who he is today.
Cinematography was def eye candy, acting top notch, directing first class and the score really complemented every scene!
Well...I did like Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne...but darn this movies problems have problems :/ The sad thing is that there is a really good movie somewhere in there...
Similar in structure and tone to Man of Steel, this is actually a much more disciplined effort from Snyder. It seems he has taken the criticism from the last entry to heart as much of the film centres on exploring Superman’s impact on the world, the fallout from the destruction and mayhem that he caused in the previous entry and both the awe and fear he engenders. These are themes well worth exploring and whilst they don’t solve the problematic nature of the last entry, they do help to make this film a worthwhile sequel. The film picks up several story strands at the beginning and as a result there are still some superfluous and unnecessary scenes within the film that only serve to confuse - the dream sequence in particular should have been cut as should reference to future films/superheroes which would have been better as part of an extended cut or post credit sequence. Despite this and some uneven editing in the first half, the storylines converge in quite a satisfying way. Like Man of Steel, the film then gives way to an extended action sequence in the final act, but despite the CGI overload, this is somehow less relentless. Casting is spot on with Affleck in particular standing out as Batman/Bruce Wayne, but Cavill makes for a great Superman, particularly as the film develops. It is a shame there is little room for the female characters, though Gal Gadot works well within the limited time she is given. Neither a perfect film, nor the atrocity that many mainstream reviews seem to have painted this as, this is an enjoyable sequel to Man of Steel and, given how the film ends, an intriguing set-up for the next.
despite all the bad reviews, i still had high expectations for this movie. sadly, even though its not as bad as the critics suggest, its also not the epic that many fans are making it out to be. for a movie that's nearly 2 and a half hours long, it takes well over 1 and a half before we actually get the fight between Batman and Superman. that wouldn't be a problem if the movie had a lot going on until then' and sadly it doesn't. way too much talking and not enough action, with the fight between Batman and Superman not lasting very long. Doomsday was basically shoehorned in towards the end, and then dispatched far too quickly, and the cameos by future Justice League members were unnecessary, not to mention baffling, since when does Barry Allen have long hair? he looks like a cross between a hippy and an emo. Aquaman's cameo was obviously meant to make him look bad ass, but instead he just looked comical, and what the hell was going on during that Cyborg cameo? Wonder Woman's appearance was probably the only good thing about this movie and has me already looking forward to her solo outing. unfortunately, when a brief appearance by 1 character is the best part of a movie, you know that's a bad sign. if this is how DC and WB launch a cinematic universe, things are not off to a good start.
From a completely non-superhero fan perspective: Literally no idea what was going on, what the movie was about, was there a plot? Felt like action sequence after action sequence and awfully cliche lines in between. I know that some confusion is understandable since I was oblivious to a backstory, but I feel as if all movies should make some sort of sense to 'outsiders.' Anyhow, besides finding it extremely confusing, I found it extremely boring (these likely are linked) but still nothing held me back from literally walking out of the theatre. Still not convinced to be a superhero fan!
The dream has come true. The wait that lasted 30 years is finally over. The original superheroes are now back where they should have been. At the top of the of the original of the species. Thank you Warner Bros. Thank you Zacl Snyder.
| This bat vigilante... He's like a one man reign of terror.
If you want action. If you want special effects. If you want several superheroes in one move, this is the movie for you.
I actually really enjoyed this movie, I personally wasn’t sold on the super Kryptonian alien but it certainly gave everyone a work out!
I love in these modern movies they give Superman more of an entry/exit sound, a nice solid thud and a very definite whoosh as he departs - and - in this film even a very solid chest sound as he’s hit (in jest) by one of the other cast. No flabbiness allowed here!
For me, perhaps, the runaway character was the mysterious Diana Prince.
I thought it was Pretty bad actually, Storywise was the worst part.It got an extra point(5 instead of 4) from me for the 3D....and the amazing Wonder Woman who deserves her own theater movie or serie on TV.After Man of Steel,as well as in Batman vs Superman, Superman is still as dislikeable as ever but it might not be entirely it's fault...All that even makes "Superman Returns"almost a better film :(Deadpool was much betterI hope next Marvel movie won't suck as much as Age of Ultron
it has the style of man of steel, I like the story and how the tell us
No hay que dejarse llevar por las criticas. El inicio es impecable, intenso y perfecto, el soundtrack ayuda a generar tension, muy bien combinado. Quizas la pelicula se vea un tanto apurada a medio tramo, pero es por lo recargada que esta. Para desarrollarla como se deberia, hubiese que dividirla en dos partes. Lo de Eisenberg como Luthor es brillante, y el Batman de Affleck es lo mas parecido que he visto al comic (Incluso mejor que Bale). El unico punto malo que le encontre, fue la falta de realismo en la batalla entre Superman y Batman... Dos colosos peleando y... ¿Ninguno sangro? (Salvo la cortada en la mejilla). Para mi, le gano a lo que va de la saga de los Avengers, pero es cuestion de gustos.
It is true. A very expensive reaction video for Man of Steel!
Boring and long.Contorced story. Good final. Meh.
The cast is mostly good despite Jesse Eisenberg's unnecessary over the top performance. The problem is Zack Snyder who actually compared Batman vs Superman to Watchmen in an interview. Which it should be nothing like. There's even a weird dream sequence that feels as if it was right out of Watchmen. The movie also feels uneven and unfocused. However it's one of the better movies that has tried to do too much at a time; like Amazing Spider-Man 2 for instance. With reviews only higher than Superman 3-4 and Batman & Robin ;Justice League probably would be better without Snyder. After Man of Steel; he explained why Superman had to kill. Now; is explaining why Batman has to. Some fans have told me on Twitter; Snyder is a genius who sticks to the source material. If that was the case Batman and Superman wouldn't go against their code in the comics. Which is "not to kill." Critics said the problem with Man of Steel was that it was too dark and not much fun. So...Snyder brought the same thing to Batman vs Superman. That's why the reviews are so bad. As well as being a pretty incoherent movie. Still; the movie has plenty of good moments to separate it from being awful. I however think with Snyder involved; it's like Bay with Transformers. The reviews will get worse with each of his DC movies. They will have their moments but without being nowhere near as good as a Nolan Batman film.
Fan made teaser, really nice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4U4he3GgC4
Ben Affleck has been comfirmed to play the role as Batman (http://variety.com/2013/film/news/ben-affleck-is-the-new-batman-1200586881/).
Not sure how I feel about this, but it's gonna be interesting for sure!
Only two years left...