Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – Review Sep13

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – Review...

Going into Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice, I had no time for the haters. I wrote off the detractors as people either still upset about Man of Steel or who haven’t seen anything Ben Affleck has been in since Daredevil. As an unapologetic Ben Affleck fan, I was psyched for Batfleck! You can keep your 15 year-old “You were da bomb in Phantoms!” joke. I love Ben Affleck. I love Batman. Get me to this movie. I still remember seeing the trailer for Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and being legitimately excited. The commercial made the movie look awesome. But I guess if you show only the 30 most exciting seconds of a movie, you can make the most boring movie look awesome. And that’s just what they did. Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice commits the most heinous crime that an action movie can commit: It is boring. I’m talking seriously boring. Fall asleep on your couch watching it boring. When I was watching the movie, I turned to a friend and said, “I feel like we’re just watching wheels spin.” He turned back to me and said, “That would mean the wheels were moving.” So much of the movie is expository, and it’s not even interesting exposition. The most disappointing thing is how much potential the movie had to be good. At its core, Batman Vs. Superman can be described as Batman doesn’t think too highly of Superman after the climatic battle in Man of Steel. Lex Luthor uses this to get Superman and Batman to fight each other. But Wonder Woman gets the heroes to unite, because they need to stop a bigger threat down the road in the name of Darkseid. I would pay to see this movie. This is the...

Man of Steel – Review Jul01

Man of Steel – Review...

4/5 – Up, up and away! I liked The Man of Steel a lot. I was actually surprised by how much I liked it, based on the amount of nerd rage that was swirling around the internet the weekend the movie opened. The majority of the rage seems to be focused on three parts of the movie. I’m going to be going into all these parts, but they involve SPOILERS, so if you haven’t seen The Man of Steel yet, don’t read past this shirtless photo of Henry Cavill! The main thing in Man of Steel that seems to have Superman fans’ crimson panties in a bunch is Superman killing Zod. He didn’t banish Zod back to the Phantom Zone. Zod didn’t die accidentally, or in a situation out of Superman’s control. Superman had to make the choice to kill Zod or let Zod kill a family with his heat vision, and he chose to kill Zod. Superman should have killed Zod just because of that facial hair. A lot of people have labeled The Man of Steel a darkening of Superman’s story. I don’t think that label fits this movie, unless we’re talking about the actual lighting in the movie. I’m serious. Even on a bright, sunny day, the lighting seems subdued. This may have had to due with me seeing it in 3D. Every movie looks darker in the 3D version for some reason. But even if the trailer, Smallville looked like it was covered in perpetual cloudiness. People are calling this is a dark movie, mainly because Superman kills. But Superman doesn’t kill wantonly. He’s no Punisher. In the one case where he intentionally take an enemy’s life, his back is to the wall. It’s kill Zod or let Zod kill...