Monday, March 28, 2016
Batman vs Superman Review
My brother in law said that Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice was the "most awesomest" movie he's ever seen....
I need to sit my brother down at the crib for a weekend and show him A LOT of movies then.
I give Batman v Superman a C+
It got a D+ in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Its got a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes (That is horrible, lol)
It made $420 million in one weekend around the world on a $150 million budget so who really lost?
I'll tell you the problem with the movie and movie goers alike.
Let me start with the movie goers :
The last time we've seen Batman in theaters was in The Dark Knight Rises which I thought was excellent. Wasn't as excellent as The Dark Knight but excellent nonetheless.
Christopher Nolan was the director and co-writer of the last three Batman movies,
Christopher Nolan's brother, Jonathan Nolan, co-wrote the last two Batman movies.
Christopher and Jonathan Nolan are cinematic geniuses.
The Nolans have written Interstellar, The Prestige, and Inception,
I tell you their resumes to tell you this.
If you walked into Batman vs Superman : Dawn of Justice expecting a Nolan sculpted masterpiece, you're going to be disappointed.
Batman vs Superman : Dawn of Justice was directed by good ole Zack Snyder.
Mr. Snyder directed and wrote the ultimate guy movie 300.
He also directed Watchmen as well.
I enjoyed both of those movies, but they aint no Christopher Nolan movie (excuse my grammar).
Batman vs Superman : Dawn of Justice was written by Chris Terrio and David S Goyer.
Now David S Goyer wrote story lines for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises so any good story lines in the movie can be attributed to this guy.
On the other hand, Chris Terrio adapted Argo into a screenplay. Ben Affleck probably owed the guy a favor, and got him a writing gig for this movie. (Ben Affleck won a Best Movie Oscar for Argo)
Argo was a great story, but adapting a magazine article is a little different than adapting a comic book. Especially the two biggest comic superheros in history.
So any bad story lines, I'm going to attribute to Mr. Terrio.
I say all of that to say this...
If you go into this movie KNOWING that its not going to be a Nolan written/directed new classic, you'll be okay.
Now lets focus on the movie :
Im neither here nor there.
There were some cool moments in the movie.
I dont want to spoil anything, but I was pleased with the ending.
Ben Affleck did a great job playing Batman.
Christian Bale was a great Bruce Wayne but Ben Affleck was a great Batman.
Facebook guy (I dont know his name) played a great Lex Luther too.
The casting was decent but the story line was all over the place.
Batman and Superman only fought once.
Lois Lane had too much of a role.
I think the story line spent so much time setting up future Justice League movies that it took away from the story line at hand.
I think another factor that yielded the poor reviews from critics is the success of Deadpool.
Deadpool set the bar high for superhero movies to come.
C+ is what it is.
You may enjoy it, you may hate it, but you WILL see it (or you wouldnt have made it through this post). Let me know what you think on facebook.