If you know me, I’m not one to read comics of any kind or watch those animated superhero movies. When it comes to live action movies, yass honey!! Sign me up! I was watching this movie and I was lost of words to describe it. I was literally sitting in the cinema tingling and itching with excitement; even right now typing is a bit difficult because I’m still trying to deal with the effects this movie had on me.
From the director who brought us the action packed thriller 300 and the beautiful seductresses of sucker punch, Zack Snyder has brought forth another masterpiece in the name of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Starring Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent) and Ben Affleck (Batman/Bruce Wayne) this movie properly highlights the stories of two of the recently most talked about superheroes. The movie begins with a chilling show of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne which Bruce witnesses. Then we begin a recant of the battle between General Zodd and the OG cryptonian himself which wreaked havoc on metropolis a little over two years ago. The devastation and loss of life in metropolis leaves people feeling helpless and it even makes some people see superman as a threat to mankind. Thus, batman’s mission to end superman’s reign on earth begins. Before I continue I’m going to veer off and talk about how I feel some of the characters were portrayed. Ben Affleck as Batman was definitely a surprise, not a pleasant one if i may add. You see, I didnt totally agree with the choice of actor, in my mind I was like ‘what about Christian Bale’ But after watching the movie, I think he did a good job. He definitely didnt play batman down to the very last detail but his acting was refreshing.I feel Jesse Eisenburg was the perfect man for Lex Luthor, I mean he played his character ton the T and left no stones unturned in trying to portray what was going on in his mind as an evil mastermind. Lex Luthor, being the psycho villain that he is, believes that devils do not come from the ground beneath us but they come from the sky. He is also on a mission to defeat this man called superman and with the help of some of the governments people in power he gets the resources that he needs but there is one woman who opposes him; senator finch (holly hunter).
I really did love this movie more than I expected I would and a contributing factor is the shrewd cloud of darkness that constantly hung above the setting of this movie. If you look at it critically you would notice that with marvel movies there is always a sense of humor underlying the characters but with the recent DC movies there is literally nothing funny going on in this setting. Not to make it sound like it’s a bad thing but this which was inviting to me may repel a number of people and may unfortunately narrow the demographic of this movie. That being said the same thing goes for the 2013 movie Man of Steel which I didn’t love half as much but it was clearly a step in the right direction for DC cinematography universe and with this movie you can clearly see that they have outdone themselves, in fact this movie get me excited for the movies that have been promise to us in the nearest future. I also feel like this movie lacked a certain kind of compassion until towards its ending. As I mentioned earlier this movie was used to introduce us to some characters we that either haven’t been brought to life or have been brought to life with little success. The perfect example is wonder woman who is played by (Gal Gadot). In the movie wonder woman goes by the alias Diana prince and I have to say Gal did an amazing job bringing her character to life I’ve always imagined wonder woman to be a sexy, sultry mysterious woman who owns her body and isn’t afraid to show off her sensuality, which was proven true in this movie. My most iconic moment in this film was the moment when wonder woman realized she had to get into the fun and help save the day. This brings me to acknowledging the ingenious Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL for composing the music score of this movie. The moment wonder woman came on the scene I was absolutely struck with awe because apart from her radiant beauty you could tell already how powerful she was from her grand entrance. The team behind this movie had no trouble keeping the tension in the hall so thick you could cut it with a knife, that’s what I love about this movie, it gets so serious you can’t help yourself but to sit up and pay rapt attention to it so that you don’t miss a thing. A minor thing that I wasn’t too comfortable with was the actor who played the role of Alfred. I feel Jeremy Irons looked a bit too young for the role of Alfred, I think that Michael Caine (who played Alfred in the 2012 movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’) would have been a better fit for Alfred.
As you can see I’ve tried my best to not give off too much of this movie for my readers who haven’t had the chance to watch this movie. This movie is definitely the best superhero movie I’ve ever watched and that’s a fact. I can’t help but wonder if DC is really coming for marvel with this one because this movie just hit a home run and if this is anything to go by, marvel needs to up their game and give us some banging movies. Io would rate this movie a 9.4/10 just for the fact that I can’t give a movie 10/10. If you haven’t seen this movie, then you are honestly missing out on cinema history, you need to get your lazy ass up and watch this movie because this movie is a movie for the ages.
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