After seeing Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I was starting to feel that this could be one of the best superhero movies I've seen in years.
Warning: Zack Snyder clash of heroes is Rated PG-13 because it contains mascular moments - intense sequences of violence and some sensuality.
After the negative criticism of the film from some other film critics who had seen it, I feel like people or audiences would want to see it even more. Batman V Superman is being called the biggest drop of all superhero movies in the past. But it is also being called, the #1 movie in the world 'cause of its record breaking sales by far.
Here's my 3 out of 4 star review of the most anticipated showdown of two of the great DC Icons - A reboot to Man of Steel directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) but can't touch the artistry Christopher Nolan brings in the Dark Knight Trilogy.
In an opening flashback to 1982, young master Wayne with his parents are exiting a movie theater when an unexpected tragedy strikes. It shows us the brutal and gripping murders of his parents. The scene contains with haunting and chilling images that strikes us to the very bone.
Cut to present day.....
We first met Ben Affleck as he steps in as Bruce Wayne in Metropolis - A breathtaking sequence in which he sees from his viewpoint the final battle between Superman (Henry Cavill) and Gen. Zod. The Particular scene reminds us of some of the devastating moments after the 9/11 attack.
The film is filled with Spectacular action sequences, ambitious visual effects, groundbreaking score and strong performances by its cast.
Wayne and Kent first met at a party hosted by young Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg in his twitchy and can be irritating in some of his moments but delivers creepy and effective acting. As well as Holly Hunter who delivers strong, sharp-edged performance as a Kentucky Senator. First rate actors such as, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne shines in small roles.
Two mama's boy superheroes will go in for the kill. Does it sound exciting? Well, Batman with all his fighting skills and fully-equiped by his cool toys against Superman's limitless powers - God V Mortal. That's more like it. I'm not going to give you away who wins but both gave strong performances here. There were no moments that I did not believe Affleck as Bruce Wayne or as a Batman. While Cavill gives just the right amount of emotion but solid in all fight scenes.
Kudos to Hans Zimmer by his nerve-jangling and caffeinated score. But the real showstopper here is the explosive entrance of Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot, a combat instructor in the Israeli Army is a revelation and totally steals the show here. Her enthusiasm, expressive face and strength makes her truly memorable - A true warrior. Who didn't applaud when she appears? Sure you did.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2 hours, 33 minutes of spectacle and over-the-top battle scenes which aren't all that different from the supercharged battle scenes in superhero movies we've seen in the past.
Snyder uses 'Dawn of Justice' to set up new era of Justice League epics including Wonder Woman's untold story which wasn't revealed in the film. Which means, we'll be seeing Justice League's Icons such as Flash, Aquaman & Cyborg soon.