Jericho Reviews: Batman V. Superman Dawn of Justice
Batman V. Superman just hit the theaters a couple weeks ago and many people including myself flocked to go see it. Although the initial satisfaction of seeing some of the two biggest comic book characters go head to head on the big screen was great, problems soon arose and the experience became very mixed. The movie started having issues with its plot and character portrayals, but the movie overall did not disappoint.
On the topic of story, Batman V. Superman has a great setup, but the payoff is unsatisfying. To put it straight, if you watched the trailers before seeing the movie then you’ve already spoiled about half of the movies key plot points. Besides the immediate spoilers shown in the trailers, the plot of the movie becomes very hard to follow with many questions being brought up and almost none of them being answered. The story, however, is well paced and has great choreography making it entertaining to watch.
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman maybe the most threatening Batman ever to hit the big screen, and in my personal opinion, is the best representation of the character since Christopher Nolans Dark Knight Trilogy. Also, Henry Caville, as the Man of Steel Superman, once again gives a fantastic performance and brings his best to the role.
The complete opposite of those two is Jesse Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor. Eisenbergs portrayal of the character is without a doubt a case of miscasting. His performance is not bad. He makes Lex Luthor look and sound more like the Joker and that is what brings him down. Also, the appearance of Gal Gadot as Wonder-Woman is one of the movies strongest points because she shows up near the end of the movie and her brief appearance is entertaining and her performance is noteworthy.
Finally, the main reason why most people will go to see the movie is the fight between Batman and Superman. The fight is amazing as it showcases how someone without powers like Batman can take on the god-like power of Superman. Without spoiling the winner, the outcome is as expected and it answers the age old question of who would win, Batman or Superman? Also, the fight is greatly choreographed and keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see who will come out on top.
But it still is worth watching. I recommend the movie to those who want to see Superman and Batman duke it out making the movie a 3 out 5, not perfect, but its still entertaining.
- Credit for the poster goes to Warner Bros. Pictures
- You can see Batman V. Superman Dawn of Justice in theaters and IMAX