Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

February 24, 2017


Photo by: Lizzy Botkin

Batman v Superman hit theaters in March of 2016. Check out the trailer on Youtube.

Title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Rating: 3/5  

Genre: Fantasy/Science Action

Awards Won/Nominated for: Worst Picture, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, Worst Actor and Worst Screen Combo (Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill), Worst Supporting Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Worst Director (Zack Snyder), and Worst Screenplay (Chris Terrio and David Goyer).

Summary: The movie takes place about a year after the last Superman movie, Man of Steel. Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman, sees Superman as a threat. When journalist Clark Kent, known as Superman, hears about this, he plans to expose Batman through the press. Also, Wayne learns that the founder of LexCorp, Lex Luthor is trying to convince the senator to let him import kryptonite to protect the world against Kryptonians. With this, he gains access to the Kryptonian scout ship. Soon after, Wayne goes to a LexCorp party and steals information from the company’s computer. There he discovers that Luthor is experimenting with kryptonite and metahumans. Afterward, Wayne tells his butler that he wants to steal the kryptonite and weaponize it when he has to fight Superman. When Batman breaks into LexCorp and steals the kryptonite, Luthor enters the Kryptonian ship and captures Kent’s mother. Incidentally, Luthor reveals that the only way Superman can save his mother is if he kills Batman.

Who would love it: People interested in action films with fighting and stereotypical superhero/villain conflict, DC Comic fans and superhero fans in general.

Why: The entire movie’s concept is based around a battle between two of the most popular superheroes, Batman and Superman.

Who will hate it: Younger audiences including children, and those uninterested in the storyline/backstories of Batman and Superman.

Why: The movie is very long and can be boring and hard to sit through if the viewer is not particularly interested. It also features dark themes with a depressing mood which can be upsetting.

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