I had mixed emotions about this film: whereas a film seeing Batman and Superman together sounded awesome, and I was among the few that really liked "Man of Steel", I was apprehensive about Ben Affleck starring as Batman because of the travesty that was "Daredevil".
Well, unfortunately most of my fears were realized. The film was a tremendous disappointment. There were a few redeeming qualities, but the rest of the film felt like a stab in the gut to the fans that were hoping for something good.
The writing of the film was awful. The first hour or so was a mess, the second hour was solid, the next twenty minutes or so were garbage, and the last ten minutes are credits. I can go into parts of the film without spoiling it, because the trailer showed a lot of the film. The first half of the film is a jumbled mess, jumping between Batman parts, Superman parts, and a few Lex Luthor parts, sometimes tying together. It felt all over the place, like it couldn't decide what it wanted to be: a sequel to "Man of Steel", "Batman vs. Superman", or "Lex Luthor vs. Superman". The second part was the eponymous battle and the Doomsday battle seen in the trailer. Regarding Doomsday, he was completely wrong. This film's treatment of Doomsday was pretty much like the treatment of Deadpool by "X-Men: Origins Wolverine", only this time there is no hope of a solo movie to fix the mistakes. I also thought of a better ending than was shown, however I won't spoil that.
That being said, there were still some things that I liked about the movie. Jesse Eisenberg was great as Lex Luthor. I felt that he captured Luther's personality very well and that the character has tremendous potential to be the Loki of the DC Cinematic Universe. Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman was also extremely cool. Ben Affleck was okay as Batman, but not great, in the realm of Batmen, ranking below Bale and Keaton, but above Kilmer and Clooney, but how can you get worse than Clooney? There was also some good cinematography, like the scene shown in the trailer with the people "worshiping" Superman and some of the battle sequences, however much of the battle sequences were filmed with nauseating shaky-cam.
So "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" was a total disappointment to me. Don't bother wasting your money unless if you want your hopes and dreams crushed like me.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Big Tuna's Rating: D
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Hopefully not.
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