Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Reel Talk: Batman V Superman:Dawn of Justice

Synopsis: After witnessing the destruction caused by Superman's battle with General Zod, a hardened Batman seeks to end the potential threat that the Man of Steel may bring to humanity. All the while, Lex Luthor has his own agenda as it relates to the caped heroes.

Review: After countless tree house debates on who would be victorious between the two most iconic super heroes of all time,  we have finally reached the point where those  heated debates can be put to rest with the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice!  Unfortunately, those arguments are going to wind up being more enjoyable than this vapid, bland and brooding affair. From the onset, you can sense this movie's spirit being exorcised and driven into some abyss that is void of vitality. Now, not all comic book movies have to be  comedic offerings filled with one liners and zingers. Yet, there is no need for THIS  movie to be so doleful! What results, is a film that winds up being oft-putting rather than engrossing thus making it difficult for one to become invested in the narrative.  Sure, Synder's  artfully, curated bombast is present with each sprawling scene.  However, we are living in a new age of comic adaptations. Such films now contain wit,three dimensional characters, and multi layered plots.No longer can such films stand on CGI  and one note tonality. As a result, the life of the movie lies so heavily on the effects that the "Wow" factor  begins to dissipate at a rapid pace. In addition, the over the top incarnation of Lex Luthor, erroneously played by Jessie Esienberg, is quite grating to say the least. If this movie is any indication of where the DC Comics' shared movie  universe is headed, then it will take more than the combined powers of the "World's Finest" to save it from its' ultimate foe: mediocrity!  (C) - CgN


  1. Hack Snyder ruined batman vs superman don't ever let that man direct another movie again

  2. I was counting on Eisenberg to provide a proper villain. Color me disappointed.- OM