Genre Grandeur – Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – Riley on Film


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Adventure Films, here’s a review of Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) by Damien of Riley on Film

Thanks again to Damien of Riley on Film for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Summer of Serendipitous Anachronisms She has chosen quite a unique genre and we will be reviewing our favorite Derivative Work Movies.

Here’s Summer to explain her choice:

Basically it is anything based or inspired by pre-existing source

for example:

Amelie takes its relationships from the Luncheon of the Boating Party

The Magnificent Seven is borrowed from the Seven Samurai

Sunday in the Park with George is based on painting by George Seurat

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is loosely based on Hamlet

My Own Private Idaho borrows from Henry the IV

Cosi is about a director directing the musical Cosi Fan Tutti

Pride Prejudice and Zombies borrows from Pride and Prejudice

Clueless borrows from the novel Emma

Monty Python and the Holy Grail borrows from the Arthurian Legend

Basically a film that borrows from pre-existing source but reinvents the source material into something else

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of June by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Summer!

Let’s see what Damien thought of this movie:


One last time for May 2016 I wish to thank MovieRob for honoring me with the duty of choosing this month’s Genre Grandeur. I picked adventure because it’s one of my favorite genres out there. Ironically, when I did a search of the movies I’ve reviewed on my blog, I didn’t find that many! Looks like a good aim for some future ones.


Who doesn’t love a good adventure on film? Star Wars (1977) was probably the one that had the tightest grip on me as a youngster. There have been so many since. I want to go back, rewatch, and review them all! One recent adventure I found highly entertaining and engaging is “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” I know the critics are hot and cold with it but I was really amazed and captivated the whole way through.

Just like superheroes, we are all on a grand adventure. People say watching tragedy is cathartic but I say watching super heroes prevail (or not) can be just as emotionally satisfying. As a cinephile (just started using that word ever since I looked up its meaning) I live to see movies! The adventure I see as my life has a place in the movies. I know I’m no Superman (did you see the size of his arms?) but in a small way, I see my struggle in there to be a teacher, a dad, a husband, a blogger. I won’t say if he dies or not but I will tell you that Batman puts up a fierce fight. Are there not times when we have to battle friends without killing them? I think if I explained what I meant more, you’d agree.

This is yet another incredible adventure for us humans. We get to see how Superman defends himself against major upheaval. If you see your struggle, just a little bit, in the movies, this adventure film is right up your alley!.

3 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur – Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – Riley on Film

  1. You’re very welcome Rob, hope you and your readers enjoyed the massively “wide open” genre of “Adventure.” I planned to review more movies than I did but life caught up with me here at the end of the school year and I’ve been a busy teacher!

    Summer’s topic is intriguing. Is it a coincidence we re in the Summer months? I’ll start looking for my titles now.

    My new movie blog is: Riley on Film

    -Damien 🙂


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