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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

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?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ultimate Edition)

Sound Mix:

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Current Batman canon places the Wayne murders in September. However, when the Waynes exit the Aragon movie theater after watching The Mark of Zorro the marquee reveals that the film Excalibur "Starts Wed." The Excalibur film premiered in the USA on Friday, April 10, 1981. But the scene depicts a cold fall evening with the Wayne family dressed in overcoats. That the Wayne murders occurred during the fall of 1981 are confirmed by the opening shot of BvS with the caskets being carried to the tomb on grounds that are covered with leaves. 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 opening credits are set within a flashback to young Bruce Wayne's childhood: his parents' death, their funeral and him encountering a cave of bats. 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 Legends of Tomorrow (2016) See more »

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Vigilante
Music by Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL
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User Reviews

 
I'm sad.
25 March 2016 | by mlucky-34269See all my reviews

Being a huge DC fan, I was hoping for a movie that would bring us a Universe that was equal or better than the MCU. I guess not. Poor storytelling just killed this movie. We deserve better. I hope this doesn't stall things..Only time will tell.

The cameos were cool, Affleck killed it as Batman, and Wonder Woman was solid.

Overall though, the movie was one big advertisement for things to come, which did not work with Marvel's Age of Ultron, and you would think that with an extra year that Synder would have taken a look at that and made some changes.


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