I don’t like reading reviews of spectators and critics before screening but in case of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice it was hard to hide from comments. I won’t prevaricate, I like this kind of movies the time is killed you shouldn’t think and characters can be nice. This superhero epic left a strange aftertaste and the feeling of cheating.
There are a lot of questions to the primitive storyline, pointless and useless branches which take the most of timing.
After browsing Wikipedia and updating information about characters and events I shared fans’ outrage about Doomsday and prepared myself for further turn of events.
Characters and few actors.
Why does every movie series about Batman have to start with the death of his parents? This time it is made for reason for focus on the name of Bruce’s mother (I didn’t even recognize Loren Cohen from The walking Dead series)
And what about Alfred? My beloved wisest and eldest melancholic man who keeps all bright and warm that was left from Wayne dynasty. I cannot realize, that this is perky Jeremi Irons with jokes about alcohol and women.
The Dark Knight himself by Ben Affleck left an awful dissonance feeling and his chin seeking out from under the mask couldn’t help being noticed. “It is a kitty!” – my companion called an updated Batman’s costume. Heavy armored version has destroyed all the grace and finesse of a fighter of the League of Shadows.
There are rumors that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is not only the sequel of Supermen series but also the restart of Batman movies. It seems that The Lego Batman movie releasing in 2017 will be the first part.
Now let’s move to Metropolis (It appears across a bay from Gotham). There restless Louis Layne (Amy Adams) regularly get into absurd but very dangerous situations distracting Superman from saving the world and other very important stuff. Superman is unsuccessful in his efforts to prove to the public that he is safe. This is the moment when you get bored of pseudo plots and refuse to believe what is happening.
Big bets were made on young Lex Luthor (Jes Eisenberg). At the beginning a spoiled young man with obvious mental problems evoked sympathy. But he didn’t managed with a good evil character, Neybe suring preparing for shooting he was too focused on Joker by Heath Ledger. If in the scene of Doomsday birth he was in makeup I wouldn’t be surprised.
Many people note that the only breath of fresh air is Gal Gadot appearing as Wonder Woman. She is great! She calmed arguing boys, beat the monster from another world, defiled in front of Bruve Wayne in the chic dress stealing hadhet and that’s enough! It is a little hard to believe in success of woman spin-off.
Two points without complaints
Music. Impeccable Hans Zimmer caught up with horror and pathos to the boring plot.
Visual effects. The time of plastic monsters are in the past. Great picture, a clear division on the dark Batman’s world and sunny Metropolis of Clark Kent. Battle scenes bring aesthetics pleasure.
To sum up
Superman is “dead”, Martha is saved, Bruce Wayne with Wonder Woman are leaving for searching other meta-people: Flash (watch the series), Arrow (watch the series), Aquaman (release in 2018) and etc.
Anyway, what am I complaining! Quite a good Tuesday evening.
P.S. I have a suspicion that it was a Christopher Nolan’s diversion who was an executive producer of the movie.
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