Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Drama
Theatrical Version: 151 minutes
Ultimate Edition: 182 minutes
Theatrical Release Date:
March 25, 2016
Warner Bros. Pictures
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Ultraviolet
July 19, 2016
Uniting The World's Finest: Glimpse the future of DC's bold new cinematic super heroes.
Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants: Justice meets vengeance when two icons clash on-screen for the first time ever.
The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder: Explore the origin, evolution and impact of the Amazonian Wonder Woman.
Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile: Hit the road hard with Batman's newest high-performance ride.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of here it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with each other, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it has ever known before.
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane
Yet another super hero movie, but it’s not just another remake. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a cinematic splendor that pits two comic book titans into short lived combat. Not great but not horrible. It was highly anticipated but I didn’t see the appeal. With the extra 30 minutes from the Ultimate edition, it made certain plot points through the movie make more sense. But it overall felt rushed as a movie that is trying to introduce the entire Justice League, no matter how little it does that, but slow in trying to resolve the actual conflict in the movie.
Lex Luthor (as played by Jesse Eisenberg) uses deception to increase the strain and conflict. Mr. Luthor, who should be put into an asylum, proves his place as Superman’s nemesis, very much in a fashion that is Joker-like to Batman. A decently executed plan that could have been solved by communication, less prejudice, and preconceptions still ends in failure. And introducing the Justice League… What was this movie about again? Oh right, Batman v Superman. Are you sure you really wanted to give us the beginning of the Justice League here? You could have cleaned that up or added more of that plot into this movie.
Despite forcefully introducing the Justice League to the cinematic world and cramming Batman v Superman, it does make you think, “Can humanity protect itself from it’s Savior?” I enjoyed that message. In any other circumstance, I would’ve picked Batman’s side. But still, Superman is more a human than Kryptonian. I guess compassion is more important in this movie?
The general acting had it’s good and bad moments. Bad moments: scenes that required sad or hardened emotions of agony. Good moments: poker faced characters all trying to hide their secret plans and close ups during fight scenes. Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman was spot on from Batman’s rage, rhetoric, and trauma. Other than the main cast many of the character didn’t seem to have a proper place in the movie, even for plot purposes, Lois Lane (as played by Amy Adams) and Diana Prince (as played by Gal Gadot), could have one or two scenes cut… Oh wait, they were, hence the theater versus ultimate edition.
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