“I bet your parents taught you that you mean something, that you’re here for a reason. My parents taught me a different lesson, dying in the gutter for no reason at all… They taught me the world only makes sense if you force it to. ” – Batman
Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Jun 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Following the events of Man of Steel (2013), Bruce Wayne begins to investigate where Superman’s loyalties lie and whether or not he can really be trusted to be a defender of Earth.
My Take on it – Well it took me a while to get to see this but I finally did and unlike most people in the world, I actually enjoyed it.
I have always been a bigger fan of the superheroes in the DC universe than the Marvel and have been waiting for decades to finally see the dream of the heroes joining forces and they do a wonderful job here of letting us understand the heroes presented here.
Yes, the story is s bit more complex than one would want, but once all the pieces come together at the end, you know that this was all thought thru quite thoroughly and was meant to be such a mystery, one just needs a bit of patience.
Director Zack Snyder was able to create a DC superhero world where nothing is black and white and the characters can be flawed despite still being heroes.
As anyone who has seen Snyder’s vision of Watchmen (2009) knows, he can weave complex stories over long movies and the trick is finding the patience to stick it out.
Yes, there are a few lulls here that could have been cut out, but I really enjoyed the way that the story slowly unfolded for us to get a grasp as to what is really happening.
The choice of Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill as the three main heroes of the new DC Universe were great ones because each of them embody what their characters are suppose to and they all compliment each other when working together as a force.
Can’t wait to see what kind of journey the DCU will be taking us on over the next few years.
The Ultimate Edition of this movie is suppose to be released in a few weeks and I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us with that extra 30 min or so of footage, so expect another review of this film over the next month or two.
I’m probably one of the only people in the world who liked this movie, and hopefully with a few re-watches, I can eventually begin to love it!
A few months back, I had the pleasure to watch the Jimmy Kimmel scene from this movie that was supposedly cut out… who knows maybe it’ll be part of the ultimate edition. 🙂 For those interested in a laugh, take a look below:
Bottom Line – Really liked how this story played out despite it’s journey there being a bit complicated. Snyder has definitely managed to create a new kind of world for the heroes of the DC world to be a part of and its dark and inviting. The story telling is excellent as are the battle scenes. The complex and perplexing story takes a bit too long to get where it needs to go, but it gets to a great place with it. Affleck, Cavill and Gadot are the kind of heroes this story needs. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jimmy Fallon once asked Ben Affleck what his daughters thought of him being Batman and he said, “They don’t care. All they want to watch is Frozen.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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