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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Bruce Wayne / Batman
Henry Cavill ... Clark Kent / Superman
Amy Adams ... Lois
Jesse Eisenberg ... Lex Luthor
Diane Lane ... Martha Kent
Laurence Fishburne ... Perry White
Jeremy Irons ... Alfred
Holly Hunter ... Senator Finch
Gal Gadot ... Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Scoot McNairy ... Wallace Keefe
Callan Mulvey ... Anatoli Knyazev
Tao Okamoto ... Mercy Graves
Brandon Spink ... Young Bruce Wayne
Lauren Cohan ... Martha Wayne
Alan D. Purwin Alan D. Purwin ... Wayne Industries Pilot
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Storyline

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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Who will win?


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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman vs. Superman See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,007,347, 27 March 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$330,360,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$873,634,919
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Runtime:

| (Ultimate Edition)

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Dolby Atmos | Datasat (Datasat Digital Sound)| 12-Track Digital Sound | Dolby Surround 7.1 | IMAX 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman) auditioned for the role of Dick Grayson/Robin in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) before the character was cut from the script. See more »

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OK is a two-letter word that describes the most anticipated movie of 2016!
27 March 2016 | by gangstah_vinoSee all my reviews

Let's be honest! We were all, even marvel fan boys, waiting for this movie. The two most well known superheroes fighting... what could go wrong!? A lot.

The positives:

1. Batman & Alfred; Batfleck was amazing! Ben Affleck represented a batman that is damaged, changed his moral code(which if they play their cards right could be a center piece of solo batman films) and made him more bad-ass because of it.

2. The action: Amazing Action! It's thrilling, exciting and beautifully shot. That is what Zack does though and I expected nothing less.

3. Wonder woman: Supringsly well done. Her as Diana prince was maybe a bit stiff sometimes but she can make the character her own along the way. I trust her that much. Her as wonder woman was amazing!! I got chills when she joined the fight!

4. Cinematography is general. It is a beautiful film to look at. Nicely shot and as I said the action is amazing. The CGI in certain places are a bit "meh" and one shot did take me out of the movie, but that's it.

Now the bad stuff why this movie went downhill:

1. the editing/pacing: Guys, this movie was a mess. The movie begins great with an introduction of batman and some stuff you saw in the trailer. Then we go to a scene... which tells us a story then it goes to another scene. You're invested in that particular and then it jump cuts to another scene. You are seeing 4 different story lines play out in 5 minute scenes after each other. As a general movie goer-ER you will lose track. As a DC-fan, as myself, I could understand everything but i needed to bring all my previous knowledge to actually understand. Really bad pacing

2. Superman: Not everyone will agree on this, but I think they handled superman horribly. He needs to be symbol of hope and yet he is never exactly that. There was certain montage, where it should shown that he was, but i never felt that he was. This representation was too dark. This was also more of a batman movie with superman playing a small part in that, yet batman's world is too dark for superman. If you want to combine their worlds, let Batman play a role in superman's world.

3. Lex Luther. I hated his representation of the power hungry and menacing villain. He played mark suckable and was a complete miscast. I don't care if he was the son of the "real" lex Luther. It didn't fit.

4. Doomsday: A complete waste of a great story arc. Why did they bring him in while there was so much going on..

5. The justice league set up: It felt rushed. The way they shoehorned all the other characters in was lazy writing.

6. the whole motivation of superman fighting batman. batman's motivation was clear and great. Superman's was horrible. They were one conversation away from understanding each other, but they had to fight of course.

7. Many many plot holes, but i cant go into those because i don't wanna spoil the whole movie.

verdict: If you love flashy action.. go watch it in Max. If you like great story.. wait till it releases on blue-ray.

6 out of 10 for a mediocre movie that should been an epic man. I was so disappointed. I see so many DC fans raging this movie was epic, but we're dealing with the phantom menace effect.


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