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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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Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$330,249,062 (USA) (10 June 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

Batman's willingness to kill. There have been so many different Batmans and different story lines that this is quite often looked over. Batman, originally, wasn't opposed to killing criminals if it served a greater good. He knew fully that sometimes you just can't save them all. He was opposed to guns for a while because it was a gun that killed his parents. Most filmmakers don't have Batman killing criminals in order to make him more appealing and more pure. In the early comics Batman was usually seen as more of a vigilante back then. So for him to be seen killing criminals in this film isn't much of a stretch. Tim Burton's Batman was willing to kill in his first movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Batman: There was a time above... a time before... there were perfect things... diamond absolutes. But things fall... things on earth. And what falls... is fallen. In the dream, it took me to the light. A beautiful lie.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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Soundtracks

Shostakovich: Waltz II (Jazz Suite No. 2)
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich (as Dimitri Shostakovich)
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Riccardo Chailly
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's an OK movie; don't go to the cinema with high expectations
19 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Sadly, a step down from Man of Steel. First of all, I was a bit skeptical about this movie, and thought the runtime (about 2 and a half hours) was way too long (and I wasn't completely wrong though). The action scenes were better than what we saw in the trailer. Although the doomsday scenes had terrible CGI (you'll know it when you'll see it), but overall I was happy. The movie had a lot crazy-packed action (it was directed by Zack Snyder, what do ya expect?) but the plot didn't know where it was going. A lot of scenes were a treat for me to see and I got goosebumps watching them. There was more to Jesse Eisenberg than what I saw (and hated, like most people) in the trailer. I made a bet to my friend that he'll suck in the movie, guess I'll have to pay up. He really WAS good. But just like any other movie, it's not perfect and has flaws. You can see that Zack tried hard very hard to fit everything nicely into the movie, but over stuffing was bound to happen. Other than that, I think there are some fan-boys who'll be satisfied no matter how bad the movie is. Hope my review didn't give away any spoilers in any way whatsoever, and that you end up enjoying the movie as much as (or more than) I did.


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