This review is 100% spoiler free. My spoiler review will be up in a few days.
For those of you who have been following my blog, you know how excited I've been to see "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." I was a big fan of Superman in "Man of Steel" and to find out that Batman would be joining him in the sequel made me gitty with joy. Now, years after that first announcement, here we are.
Honestly, when it comes down to it, "Batman v Superman" needs some work. All of the right pieces were there, unfortunately they were just so scrambled that the small details that can bring this movie from good to great were lost. It's truly a depressing thing to say because I had SO MUCH hope for this movie. I absolutely love the heroes from DC and I want this franchise to exceed the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but at the rate director Zack Snyder is going they are still lagging behind.
The film opens by introducing the audience to Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck. With some astonishing cinematography that reveals how Bruce's parents were killed. Afterwards we are given a look at the battle of Metropolis that was at the end of "Man of Steel," but instead of watching Superman fight General Zod, we saw it through Bruce's point of view. Watching Bruce running through the streets of Metropolis as buildings are collapsing in front of him is seriously one of the most interesting parts of the entire movie.
I loved seeing a scene from "Man of Steel" from the point of view from someone who was there to witness the event. Even better that point of view was from Bruce Wayne and by the end you could see the hate he had for Superman in his eyes.
After the flashbacks we were finally brought to our story, where Batman would go up against Superman because of all the damage that he blames Superman for. The only problem is that it took the movie way to long to reach that point. For the first half of the movie, Snyder was trying to introduce Batman to us, showing us what kind of vigilante he is and what kind of bad guy he goes after. At the same time he was also trying to explain...
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