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

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Trivia

Michael Cassidy (Jimmy Olsen) previously played Grant Gabriel a.k.a. Julian Luthor, who dated Lois Lane (Erica Durance), in seven episodes of Smallville (2001). See more »

Goofs

The name on the ship is obviously Photoshopped, and amateurishly, as well. The lettering was not laid out with the same perspective as the ship, growing relatively larger in the distance. It would only have taken a few seconds to do it correctly. The graphic artist was clearly a beginner and unfamiliar with the tools. 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

The Warner Bros, Ratpac Entertainment and DC Comics logos have autumn leaves falling. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release (rated "PG-13") is 151 minutes in length. The "ultimate edition" director's cut (rated "R" for scenes of violence) is 183 minutes in length. See more »

Connections

Version of DC Universe Online (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
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Watch Extended cut, not theatrical
14 July 2017 | by whitnaleSee all my reviews

The theatrical is choppy, poorly edited, hard to follow, with some really good moments mixed in their. The extended is much more fluent and is much easier to follow, it does have a long runtime, which might make it seem a bit dragging on, but if you like long films done right, like Lord of the Rings, you will like this movie as long as you get into the characters and story. Speaking of which, the story starts out perfectly showing Bruce Wayne as a character, and it is very powerful. There are several moments in this movie that are powerful, emotional, and shocking. Characters. Batman is my favorite fictional character of all time, and believe me when I say, Ben Affleck as Batman was perfect, he had the charisma, the anger, and the look of being through some bad stuff Gal Gadot also does perfect as Wonder Woman, but if you want to really see how good she does, go watch the Wonder Woman movie. Henry Call as Superman. I really don't like it when people say Christopher Reeves is better. Don't get me wrong, Reeves does great, but can you imagine him as Superman in this movie? I wouldn't like it. It would be like Adam West playing Batman in The Dark Knight. Henry Cavill does great in this role, I can say everything about him as I said with Ben Affleck. Jesse Eisenberg as Luthor. I thought it was different in a good way. I've heard a criticism for him as being too much like Joker, but is that a bad thing? Joker is my favorite villain, so to see Superman have an enemy that crazy, but still hold the values Luthor needs to be Luthor, I think it is great. The thing I thought this movie was lacking in the first and second acts was humor, at least good humor. If there was more humor, I would've given this movie a ten because it would give a more relaxing feel to the parts that needed it. All in all though, this movie was awesome, it had powerful moments, it was badass, and just plain fun. It had a great story arc and does its job very well.


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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

Gross USA:

$330,360,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$873,634,919
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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