batman v superman spoiler review

If the box office numbers are any indication, then all of you saw director Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over the weekend. And why not? Negative reviews or not, the film is a proper event and a gigantic, towering moment in geek culture. Those bad reviews grease up discussion and inspire conversation, even as they try to warn you against actually seeing the movie.

And since you’ve seen it, we’re going to take a slightly deeper dive into the movie today, hand-picking stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t work for the purposes of spirited debate. Think of this as less of a review and more of an opportunity to pick this movie apart and/or defend it. And like it or not, Batman v Superman offers a lot to talk about. Spoilers follow.

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Batman v Superman Ending

Whether you liked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or not (and don’t forget that regardless of your opinion, you’re 100% right), there’s no denying that the film is a box office success. We’ll get to the specific numbers below.

However, if box office numbers don’t interest you, the real meaty part of this story is director Zack Snyder talking about the ending of the film, which has been a little controversial for some comic book fans. But since that delves into major spoiler territory, we’ve saved that chatter about the Batman v Superman ending for after the jump, along with some of the director’s thoughts about the forthcoming assembly of Justice League. Read More »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Nearly three years after Man of Steel, Zack Snyder is back with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, an ambitious film that not only attempts to play out the aftermath of the attack on Metropolis in the last movie, but also set up Warner Bros’ DC Universe film franchise. Batman v Superman is a overlong, poorly plotted, thinly characterized, painfully dour mess, but it’s a gorgeously shot mess that has the kind of spectacle and grandeur that you’d hope for from a major big budget release.

Hit the jump to see my full video review.
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Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland

This weekend, Ben Affleck makes his debut as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But as fans of the actor already know, he’s played Superman once before, too, sort of: in the 2006 drama Hollywoodland, he plays actor George Reeves, who portrayed the Man of Steel in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman.

Naturally, then it was only a matter of time the internet thought to mash up the two performances and pit Affleck’s Batman against Affleck’s own Superman. Watch the Batman v Superman trailer parody Affleck v Affleck after the jump.  Read More »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this Friday, an event film that my 10-year-old self wanted but could never have imagined would actually happen. So what did I think of the movie? What did I like? What did I have problems with? After the jump you can read my spoiler-free reaction to the film. So if you’ve seen the trailers, feel free to proceed without any worry of plot points, twists, or reveals being spoiled.

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To the White Sea movie

As Warner Bros. prepares to launch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice into theaters this weekend, it’s locked down release date for several other big upcoming releases — including Live By Night, directed by and starring the Batfleck himself, and Annabelle 2. Get the Live By Night release date details and more below.  Read More »

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Batman v Superman Clips

We’re less than a week away from seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debut on the big screen, giving DC Comics fans the cinematic match-up they’ve been dreaming about for years. So far the trailers and TV spots have fans divided on their excitement for the battle, mostly due to their enjoyment or distaste for director Zack Snyder, but the box office tracking indicates this is undoubtedly going to be a huge movie.

If you’re desperate for as much footage from the movie as possible, you can check out five Batman v Superman clips. They’re basically extended bits of footage of snippets that we’ve seen in the trailers. We get a bit more of the battle of words between Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), but characters like Alfred (Jeremy Irons), Lex Luthor (Jesse Eiesenberg) Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) get some more screentime as well. Plus, one clip shows us a saucy exchange between Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot).

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batman v superman r-rated cut

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is only six days away. After all the trailers and TV spots, we’ll finally get to see whether Zack Snyder‘s superhero picture delivers the goods. The film screened for an army of junket press this past week, but all reactions and reviews are embargoed until Tuesday.

The film we’re seeing next weekend isn’t the only version Warner Bros. is releasing, as an extended, R-rated edition of the movie will later hit DVD and Blu-Ray, which may or may not feature a sequence shot on 16mm.

Learn more about what to expect from the Batman v Superman R-rated cut below (minor spoilers ahead).

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batman v superman - dc movie universe

One of the more interesting topics of conversation at the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice press conference revolved around the creation of the DC movie universe. Director Zack Snyder revealed that the idea of one cinematic universe was not influenced by Marvel (sure…) but instead was the result of the story he wanted to tell in his Man of Steel sequel. The universe came from that idea, and evolved into a much much bigger plan.

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