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By now, you've either seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, or you haven't. With all the film critics' (and very few fan's) degrading reviews of the film, quite a bit of the population hasn't seen BvS:DoJ due to all the hate it's getting, especially here in the United States. In its second weekend in theaters, it's dropped a steep 68 percent, earning it a whopping $52.4 million, bringing it's US box office total to an estimated $261.5 million, and its worldwide total to about $700 million (as of now).

In most of our eyes, BvS:DoJ did NOT disappoint, there was, however, a few plot-holes, but that's due to Warner Bros. wanting Zack Snyder to cut back the run-time, and the R-rated version will clear those up.

Below are 6 reasons (out of many countless reasons) for why you NEED to go see the superhero epic, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

The Director

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder's best known for having a very unique directing style, with each of his films being deemed as,"visually stunning masterpieces," such as 300, Man of Steel, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and now Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Most of us can't wait to see what he'll bring to the Justice League films also.

The Visual Effects

Almost classic Doomsday
Almost classic Doomsday

With all the things that need all those special/visual effects (whatever you may call them) the fighting, Doomsday, dream scenes, etc. this very reason is just one of the many many reasons why Zack Snyder was the right man for the job. No other director could've done a better job than he. It wasn't excessive, it looked real, and BvS:DoJ is a masterpiece; an instant classic with the superhero film genre.

The Plot/Storyline

Gal Gadot's Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot's Diana Prince/Wonder Woman

Zach Snyder took things right from the comic books, but not like he did with Watchmen, and he still presented the film in such an amazing way, that it feels like it's ripped right from one. There wasn't ever a dull moment, unlike other superhero films. From the very beginning all the way to the end, I and many others, were on the edge of our seats the entire 2 hour and 33 minutes of pure DC awesomeness. So in a way, it'll satisfy all your nerdy-type needs.

The Casting

Ben's awesome portrayal as the Caped Crusader
Ben's awesome portrayal as the Caped Crusader

When Ben Affleck was first cast, mostly everyone, hated the idea of him playing another superhero, since his portrayal of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the 2003 Marvel film, bombed with many fans. Well, Affleck did such an amazing job portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman that he definitely gave both Michael Keaton and Christian Bale a run for their money, possibly portraying the character better than the both of them. All the casting choices were great for that matter, especially Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

The Future of the DCEU

Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.
Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.

Just like Iron Man was for the MCU, Man of Steel was the first phase of the DCEU, BvS:DoJ being the second, and so on and so forth. This film ultimately sets up the Justice League movies, solo films and all other things to come. There are many Easter-eggs that tease countless things in this 'Expanded Universe, so when going to see the film, be sure to keep a close eye out for all of them.

Not Sold Yet? Read These Creators' Reasons For Why They Loved It!

Oh, crap!
Oh, crap!

When asked, why/what these Creators loved/liked about the film:

Alexander Sly Shaddix says he liked,

The start of the DCEU. Best Wayne Death on-screen ever. Ben Affleck IS Batman. A reaaaaally pretty movie!

Jeffrey Ryan Porter says he enjoyed,

Ben [Affleck]. Always loved him as a director, actor, and writer; and for his performance to even sway those who were initially hating him is awesome.

Stewart Fletcher says he had three favorite moments,

1) The opening scene featuring the destruction of Metropolis was stunning. The CGI, the camera work, the attention to continuity, it was all perfect but what really excelled in that scene was setting up Bruce Wayne's motivation without having to spill out a long speech. It was intense. It was succinct. It set the bar high for the rest of the movie

2) The sheer brutality and mercilessness of Batman's warehouse fight was amazing. Not only was his movement very fluid and incorporated the gadgets just like the video game, it was also very visually appealing without any shaky cam or quick cuts.

3) There was/is a small moment but a very defining one for Wonder Woman. When she's fighting Doomsday and he hits her into the ground she lays there for a beat, then smiles, and shakes it off, jumping right into the Frey. It captured everything I wanted from her character in one single moment.

Will Devine says he loved,

The cast they picked for each superhero was great; Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Alfred all do amazing work... Thought Lex would have been better. I also liked the universe they are trying to setup.

Rey Rangel says,

Great batman, and a flock of seagulls. That's about it...

Andrew Brindley says,

The movie has so much unjustified hate. It's not perfect, mostly due probably to the studio forcing Snyder to cut out 30 mins of the film. I bet anything the 3 hour version fills in any plot holes. Also, even still it's not that bad. I can say a second viewing makes a big difference.

Bryce Johnston loves,

The battles, the story, and the best on-screen adaptations of each character.

Bridget Serdock says she enjoyed,

Ben Affleck as Batman, which was pleasantly surprising. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was far better than I imagined and I had no qualms with her casting in the first place. And the fight choreography was amazing, it wasn't overly flashy and looked like the kind of fighting real people would actually do.

Jonas Lontac likes the,

1.) Perfect "straight out of the comic book" character portrayals, except for Lex Luthor since his portrayal isn't from the comic books, but that's not a bad thing. I kinda like Jesse's neurotic psycho Lex Luthor, since it takes the character to new depths.


3.) Perfect set up for the DCEU

4.) Fight scenes

5.) I observed that it seems to lead up to the Injustice story line where Flash was warning Bruce about Superman: "You were right about him. You were always right about him."

And Superman said in Batman's dream sequence "She was my world, and you took her from me." In the Injustice storyline, the joker manipulated Superman's senses using Scarecrow's fear toxin so that Superman would kill Lois Lane, which then leads to Superman killing the Joker and blaming Batman. Possible yes?

Sequencing needs improvement

Akari Kekse says she loved,

...when Superman saves that girl, talking to her, showing her that there is hope. I also liked when Lex Luthor hit this big guy of like two meters and knocked him down. I also liked Lois Lane's abilities. And I also loved how Batman, the best detective on the world, discovered Lex's evil plan. And of course, I loved Doomsday. It was great that he didn't look like a cave troll and remained faithful to the comic.

Ryan Adam Fuzessery says he liked how,

[Zack] Synder threw Batman back to a bit of Frank Miller's version.

So What Do YOU Think? If YOU'VE Seen The Film, Did YOU Enjoy it? What Things Didn't YOU Like? Tell Me All YOUR Thoughts, In The Comments Section Below! And As Always, Thanks For Reading!


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