As the reviews keep pouring in, it has become evident that the newest DC Entertainment film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is not quite living up to folks' expectations. was not all that many hoped it would be cracked up to be.
Or at least, it's not what the "professional" critics are saying.
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As we speak, critics scores on Rotten Tomatoes are slowly pulling the Tomatometer down. At the time of this writing, it has hit 29%.
And once again, I think there is a huge disconnect between franchise fans and the realm of serious, critically acclaimed movie reviewers.
I've seen the various review statements...
"spent too much time on too many plots..."
"too dark and brooding..."
"missing the humor..."
But critics that I trust are not panning it and hence, whey went out see it. And glad I did.
Zack Snyder definitely left his touch on the film, with his stylistic approach to things. And I don't think I can say much more without giving things away.
The tone of the film seems to have grown out of the atmosphere of the Dark Knight films, hence, Batman brings the tone with him to the film.
Of course, even Clark Kent is dark, considering what he's facing from the public as some rejoice in his presence, while others distrust the idea that he can smite the Earth if he felt like it.
Affleck is one of the best looking Bruce Wayne's I've ever seen, while his grey bat suit is reminiscent of other classic titles.
And WOW, they updated the "Bat Cave" nicely if I do say so myself!
I think I like this Wonder Woman... the jury is still out but I love how when she shows up, she gets her own theme song
I am not fond of Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. It's like a mix of Gene Hackman's Lex and Heath Ledger's Joker. And traditionally in the comics, that's not how Lex has been portrayed.
Doomsday and how he came into being was an oddity of events that brought him into existence. But he served his purpose in the story.
The action is classic comic action, done well enough to translate to film.
Yes, there are many plot points that get distributed to the movie-goer. But these all seem pretty necessary to the film that is about to jump-start the DC Entertainment Justice League world.
So if things seem to jump around, it is only because those watching the movie aren't up on the details of these characters or where things stand in relation to the characters and their origins on the colored page of comics.
One of my down-side perspectives is about how the story did jump around. In most cases, just enough info was distributed to explain a moment or two, but in a few other instances, it could have gone a lot farther for the viewer if a few deeds were expounded on.
As it was, you had to have faith that you understood what just happened and trust you were shown juuust enough to run with it.
Oh, and if you think you know how things are going to pan out from the previews, guess again. We've been duped nicely.
All in all, I had no problem dropping my matinee dollars on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and if I had to rate it, I'd give it an 8/10. Less distinguishing fans who go into this film blind, will probably think that's a high score, but if you're up on your DC world stuff, well, I think you just may agree on that 8.
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