Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We’ve had a lot of negative things to say about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over the past few weeks, but everyone seems to agree that Ben Affleck is the least of the film’s problems. I’d argue that, under the right circumstances, he could be the best cinematic Batman yet. Someone just has to give him the right material.
And that someone could very well be Affleck himself. We learned last year that Affleck was looking to direct and star in a solo Batman movie and now, we’ve learned that he’s apparently already written a solo film for his take on the Caped Crusader.
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It seems like there’s a huge divide between film critics and general audiences when it comes to their enjoyment of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, if you look at what some of the viewers who enjoyed the film have to say, including the more hardcore comic book fans, you’ll see that they have many of the same complaints that critics wrote in their reviews.
In my personal opinion, while there’s a visual feast to be had, and plenty of blockbuster spectacle, the story lacks focus, is packed with far too much disjointed set up for future movies, and has a real problem with taking itself too seriously, despite the studio trying to paint it as an “an enjoyable afternoon at the movies.” That’s not to say it’s not enjoyable at all, as it has plenty of great cinematic moments, but they just don’t add up to a truly fantastic movie.
Still, if you’re still of the opinion that there is a divide between fans and critics, how about we hear from someone who is not only a huge comic book fan, but also has an unfavorable relationship with critics: Kevin Smith. The filmmaker, who is also good friends with new Batman Ben Affleck, doesn’t seem to be pleased with the movie Zack Snyder made. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Last summer — close to a year before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters — word got around that Ben Affleck would star in and direct a solo Batman movie with DC’s Geoff Johns co-writing. For its part, Warner Bros. has been pretty quiet about the project, perhaps because they wanted to see how Affleck’s Batman would be received before announcing anything official.
But new comments by Affleck seem to back up those earlier reports. While the actor/director doesn’t confirm outright that he’s collaborating with Johns on a solo movie, he does reveal they’re working on a mysterious “something” together. Read More »
There’s an R-rated cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming to Blu-Ray and DVD that will add about 30 minutes of unseen material to the already lengthy comic book flick. The extra footage is said to include more story details, including the presence of a DC Comics character played by Jena Malone who ended up on the cutting room floor.
But there’s one beloved DC Comics character who actually ended up in the final cut of Batman v Superman, but the character went unnamed and ended up getting murdered. This is something that Zack Snyder describes as fun. Find out more details after the jump, but beware of spoilers. Read More »
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