Batman v Superman review (Spoiler Free)

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A heavyweight battle for the ages.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction (Superhero)

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot

First off, because this is such a big release. I am going to be brief and not spoil  for people. Most people will watch the film no matter what I say.

I overall enjoyed the film, but not without its flaws.

What I didn’t like

There are a few things that plague this movie and others of its kind. It happened with Spider-Man 3, happened with the Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it happens here as well. Batman v Superman has too much going on. There are multiple storylines converging when the primary plot should be Batman vs Superman. DC is trying to fit two maybe three movies of story into one. That is going to cause issues with length, going to cause issues with focus and this film has that.The first half is a bit of a mess, there are dream sequences, hallucinations, and confusing stories combined together.  There are some really cool moments within the first half, some interesting conversations and Easter eggs, but also some messy parts.

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was an issue for me from day one. (I had initial doubts about Affleck, but I believed there was a chance he’d be good.) Eisenberg never won me over in all the photos and trailers. He just seemed like an annoying little punk who was far below the awesomeness of what Lex Luthor could be. (Wish I had Brian Cranston among many others.) Eisenberg was sometimes not terrible, but much of the time he was just some punk kid who needed to be put in his place.

The final issue was near the end where someone shows up (and if you watched the trailers you know who), he does exactly what you expect he would do. There were of predictable moments.

The ending is dragged out a bit, there are moment places to end. As for the point they chose, I’m satisfied with it.

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