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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

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The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". Written by Mine Turtle

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Rated PG - 13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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25 March 2016 (USA)  »

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$250,000,000 (estimated)

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$166,007,347 (USA) (25 March 2016)

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$330,249,062 (USA) (10 June 2016)
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A movie too big for us to handle
6 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

If you haven't realized it yet, let me make this clear: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice successfully managed to be the first live action flick about Batman and Superman and their clash, while it perfectly set the DCEU, introduced new thrilling characters (Wonder Woman being the best example) and showed us a true Superhero film with real issues and themes that we can relate to.

All the while being a visually stunning film (one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen), with one of the greatest scores as well and thrilling performances. I can totally see Oscar nominations for cinematography, sound editing, sound mixing, original score, visual effects, production design, hell even an acting nod to Ben frigging Affleck for his amazing performance (it'd really be a snub if the cinematography and especially the score categories don't get a single win).

Jumping to the negative(s), the only thing that I spotted was the editing, with which I didn't have any problems but casual viewers felt that it was rushed (some didn't know that the Knightmare scene was a dream) and I just acknowledged it)...anyway it's completely resolved by the Ultimate Edition (the original movie that the studio wrongly cut). The Ultimate Edition is an even better film btw which is fantastic. Some people point out Eisenberg's performance (I only saw complaints on the internet really and I've spoken with a lot of people about this movie) and some plot issues that are all resolved in the original edition, or if you know the characters a little.

Overall, it was a great movie, completely exceeded my expectations, I only have a concern against the studio because it didn't release the masterful 3hour version and because it showed us too much with the trailers and TV spots (I partially blame myself, but the temptation and hype is real so...)

+Affleck's Batman +The universe looks so comic-booky and it's AWESOME +Justice League set up +Knightmare sequence (Injustice tease? please yes) +All the easter eggs +Wonder Woman +Visual pleasure +Had 2:30 hours of eargasm +Fights were absolutely perfect...all of them +Superman putting a wonderful dilemma about god and gods' power +CGI is perfect

-Editing was a bit off for the casual viewer -Trailers revealed too much (not really a - for the film but I had to point something out)

{My +++s that do not agree with the popular opinion}

+Lex was fantastic, a powerful villain with a strong pov and a brilliant performance by Jesse +It was so interesting watching Superman become the Superman we all know, even if he steps on grey areas +Batman kills because he's seen some beep +Snyder handled some sophisticated philosophical themes in a Superhero film like a pro

So hyped for future DC films, bring it on guys!


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