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A win for comic book MOVIE fans. Don't miss your chance to witness history on screen.
Feast your eyes on the plethora of harsh words written about BvS and its creators. Everywhere you look, there will be another worthless low-life trying to bring the film down to his level.
I've been an IMDb member for nearly a decade, and I've never written a review before -- but THIS...this is necessary.
FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE: go see it. Wipe your brain clean of all the negativity you've consumed and subsequently fashioned your own, meaningless critique out of. I know it's nearly impossible, but forget about the reviews (as much as possible), sit back, and enjoy. It is dynamic, it is epic, and it is DIFFERENT. A carbon-copy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is NOT what we want...film doesn't work like comic books.
Look at what you have in front of you. This is Batman V Superman, for better or worse, on the movie screen. Many people worked extremely, extremely hard to give you something worth watching, yet so many of you make it seem as if the 3 year + endeavor is completely void and a terrible film because of a confusingly loud critical response.
As you've probably already read, Batfleck is a force to be reckoned with. He disappears in the role, and completely succeeds in bringing a fresh version of Batman to the screen (which two years ago, seemed highly, highly unlikely). Honestly, there's no reason to go any further, go watch it for him alone, if you must. The real issue has always been Superman:
Superman is phenomenal. The circumstances of Cavill's Superman are grounded in the real world: what sort of limitations would have to be lain upon someone with SO much power? The subtlety of Cavill's performance really comes through when you realize how much he is constantly restraining himself to fit in our world: when he opens the gate to the podium in the court room, when he tries not-killing Batman, and when he's so down and out he's got no fight left in him (he knows, in a second, he could burn the entire world to the ground if he wanted, but he'd rather die to some a hero than a menace to the entire world).
Everything about this Superman stands up for the same things the comic version does -- however, this film is meant to take place in the real world...as such, the world is never so forgiving so as to replenish Superman's reserves of hope and faith. Sometimes, especially in the beginning of his "herodome," he loses his grasp with his faith in the notion that he was created for a reason (and, as the world seems to suggest, a very important one likened to the savior of the human race). Does this not make sense? This is a huge burden for a man born and raised in the Midwest. Also, this makes for an increasingly interesting dynamic between the two titular characters: a man who has completely lost hope, and a superman who has an idyllic sense of hope, one the audience presumes, is destined to fail in the real world -- but what about the power of Superman? May he overcome it?
Maybe. There is much unanswered in this film. Themes are explored, but they are not necessarily dealt with -- this gives many critics the inclination that the movie was unfinished, poorly written. YES, it does suffer minute issues due to it being a gateway to the Justice League...HOWEVER, the movie provides a complete experience for every viewer -- so long as your not utterly consumed with your preconceived notions and misconceptions about the material and how important your opinions and preferences actually are.
The supporting cast is excellent. Alfred and Perry White bring some much needed humor to the film and Diane Lane and Costner each have two excellent scenes. Lois Lane is, well, Lois Lane. Gadot as Wonder Woman is remarkable - - it is truly one of those examples of casting where you finally admit the casting director knows a LOT more than you do about the subject. Speaking of, you probably DON't know that much about the subject. And no, not comic book lore, but FILMMAKING. Not everything you read about when you were 8- years-old has made it into the film. Lex, to me, was excellent; to be honest, I hated the choice of Eisenberg but he really surprised me. While he's a long-shot from the Lex in the comics, the motivations are still there and he is still fascinating to watch and witness his genius.
Don't TRY to love or hate the movie. Just watch it and pay attention. You're bound to get a few tough lines and things you don't like. The score and the visuals? From the two of the best in their respective fields? You won't be disappointed. Truly, excellent filmmaking overall -- trying to determine what the fuss is about.
Never in my twenty four years have I seen a group of people respond so negatively to a film for no particular reason. Things didn't play out the way you expected? No way. Batman is too dark? LOL!
I will see it again, and I honestly prefer an empty theater. But if you consider yourself a fan of film and not a pretentious douche bag that follows critics' orders, give Batman v Superman a shot and go see it.