Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Updated: May 24, 2019

There can only be one.  Not really, but that would’ve made this movie cooler.  An actual “two men enter-one leaves” scenario.  In a way, that kinda happens, but I don’t want to spoil anything.  Graphically and visually, this moving is amazing.  The action and fight scenes are some of the best I’ve seen in a superhero film.  However, the movie left me feeling empty.  Gaps in the storytelling leaves you scratching your head like, “why’d they do that?”.   I was skeptical at first, but Ben Affleck actually was able to pull off a believable Bruce Wayne/Batman.  His super powered counterpart however, Henry Cavill, who LOOKS like Superman, still plays The Man of Steel like a 2D-Cardboard version of the hero.  All Clark Kent, even when the red cape is on.  And my biggest turnoff from the movie is Lex Luthor’s role, played by Jesse Eisenberg (who plays most of his nerdy roles in a cool way).  His quirky and spastic portrayal of Luthor reminded me more of The Riddler or The Joker, instead of the smooth, calculating, and manipulative cool that Lex is known for.  I get that director Zack Snyder is trying to take DC to a more dark and serious realm, but he has to do it in a way that’s believable, and not just all hype.  Hopefully Suicide Squad will deliver what fans are expecting.  2 out of 5