Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) Film Review

An epic superhero collision that pits two favourites against each other…

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Who doesn’t love seeing childhood heroes have a little beef? Well at least for a little bit of screen-time.

The long awaited Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice directed by Zack Snyder focuses on both Metropolis (Supeman’s world) and Gotham (Batman’s world) colliding with both societies in a state of moral panic after witnessing the events of Man Of Steel.

The question on everyone’s lips is whether or not Superman is a blessing or curse. Batman is amongst the many that is leening more against Superman being a big bad alien of-course, hence the title.

Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) although feel a bit MIA this time around as the blockbuster spends a great deal focusing on their hero selves (Not sure if that is a bad thing though for fans of their hero forms).

I am all for less non-hero filler, but it just feels that we don’t really connect with or understand their characters like we usually do. Whilst Affleck & Cavill do great jobs respectivley, they just needed a bit more character material to play with.

At times the battles of the flick also drag on and get tiresome (which often most epic superhero films do) which could have been spent elsewhere on as mentioned above, developing their more human personas.

Gal Gadot is a treat, bringing to life a much-loved DC fave.

What makes this film stand out though is its connection to the wider DC universe, delivering multiple surprises and easter eggs to fans. Plus the film goes out with a major bang and perfectly sets up the upcoming Justice League film.

Other honourable mentions go to the lovely Gal Gadot as another major DC comic superhero favourite (watch to find out just who in the trailer) and Jesse Eisenberg as a chilling and quricky Lex Luthor.

Verdict: An epic tale of DC’s key players that brings to life famous comic-book lore. While mostly fun, at times is convuluted with action sequences and little character development.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

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