Thursday, April 14, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Director: Zack Snyder. Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, Lauren Cohan, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Rated PG-13. 151 min. Action/Fantasy.

Okay, yes, it's tough to get the two most beloved superheroes ever known to battle it out, and introduce another (female) superhero of comparable fame, and find an excuse for cameos of three other superheroes for future movies, all in the same film. But seriously, we're talking hallowed ground here. Affleck/Irons are not "believable" as Batman/Alfred, Lex Luthor begging to surpass the Joker in craziness becomes his caricature, and repeat reminders that "there's no inhabitants where they're fighting" looks like the filmmakers are repenting for their Man of Steel mass casualties. I struggled for at least a So-So.

Mo says:


  1. Another one I will wait for to come on TV.

    1. Watching the final battle scene in IMAX was the only pleasure. So the TV version will significantly disappoint you.

  2. They don't generally cut scenes on UK TV.