Since "Batman v Superman" is a movie that literally changed my life, I wanted this review to be perfect, but I'll just be myself and express my thoughts and feelings about it.
I'll start with the negatives. First of all, although that's not a negative to me, I get why people may be bored during the first hour of the movie. After the great opening 10 minute, there's almost no action, something that the general audience isn't used to, so one needs to wait until around the 70 minute mark of the film. After that, I cannot accept "boredom" as an argument against the movie. The only real complaints have to do with Lex Luthor's plan, which is borderline too complicated and the Justice League setup, although I believe that it was inserted because of WB.
Let's get to the good stuff, or should I say awesome stuff. First of all, Zack Snyder nailed every single casting choice, especially Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/The Batman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (ofc Henry Cavill as Superman, but we already know that from MoS). Also, his direction is phenomenal, giving us some of the best moments in comic book movie history and the best Batman fight scene in ANY media. Almost every single shot is screenshot-worthy, thanks to Zack's amazing work and use of film instead of digital camera.
The memorable moments and quotes are so many that I won't even get into that.
The acting is superb, with Ben Affleck's Batman being the highlight of the movie, inspired by the great Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns 1986 4-issue comic series. Henry Cavill gives us the best Superman performance we've seen so far and Gal Gadot makes a great first appearance as Wonder Woman. When it comes to non-superheroes, Jesse Eisenberg delivers as a young Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane is even better than Man of Steel, Jeremy Irons is a great Alfred Pennyworth and Holly Hunter gives a solid performance as Senator Finch (a character created especially for her). Even Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan as Thomas and Martha Wayne do a very good job in just a minute of screen time, without speaking a single word, thanks to Zack Snyder's incredible visual narration.
The plot is something that we've never seen in such a comic book-y movie (not the concept, but the execution) and I'm sure it's gonna be appreciated in the years to come. Don't forget, it's called Batman "v" Superman and not Batman "vs" Superman for a reason. Also, this movie probably has the best climax in comic book movie history.
Last but not least, watch the ULTIMATE EDITION! One of the biggest (if not the biggest) reasons that this movie currently has just a 6,5/10 rating is the butchered theatrical cut.
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