First Reaction to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a film for the fans. I can see why it’s divisive, but, overall, I loved it. Bring on the #DCEU! Sure, it’s not perfect but it has scope for improvement for sure.
Cinematography and soundtrack is amazing. The acting from everyone involved is top-notch. Ben Affleck loves the character and it really shows. Like Christian Bale, he brings his own take on this character, it’s a very different #Batman over here. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams along with the remaining cast of #ManOfSteel have their characters fleshed out a bit in this one (even Perry!). Jesse Eisenberg, wasn’t that great, but passable as Lex ! The benchmark set by Michael Rosenbaum for me, remains untouched. Jeremy Irons as Alfred, is the closest we’ve got to the animated series, they need more scenes with him.. Now, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman just works amazingly – she fits the part just like Christopher Reeve did with Superman.
It obvious Zack Synder was aiming at a longer movie, due to which the #JusticeLeague cameos and the pacing at times seem a bit out of place almost like a ‘music-video’, but they are shot fantastically! Really need another editor on this! Yes, I did think about Nolan’s approach at times (considering #TheDarkKnight trilogy, lasted for a decade) but then you can’t compare apples to oranges. Lastly, it’s not your standard #Marvel comic book movie. So do not allow critics to sway you on this one. This is dark and gritty! Go and make your own opinion! I loved this movie for what it is – a cinematic extension of the DC comics universe. It’s a needed step in the right direction for me. I really hope they can get Bruce Timm and Paul Dini to consult and balance this out, there is a lot on Zack Snyder plate right now.
So yeah, go with the right mind-set and fastest your seat-belts.
7/10 Tell me, do you spell-check? Then ignore the spelling and grammar, I’ve typed this out in a parking lot. See you at the movies! @ryanpereira.