I found it to bee the highlight of the movie...
But I'm curious to how you guys think the fight was portrayed. Action and effect wise I found it to be wonderful. But I didn't really expect it to end the way it did.
I mean I did expect a Batman victory after all they sort of adapted the TDKR comic book, but it didn't look like they really shot for a even well rounded fight. I felt sorry for Superman by the time the fight came to an end.
Don't get me wrong they did give him enough credit via his "Stay down. If I wanted it you'd be dead already" line and they made it clear Batman was in trouble from the way his suit got damaged (broken helmet) and how Superman eventually overcame the first kryptonite gas. ( That scene where Batman repeatedly punches Superman and it goes from Superman feeling the punches to not even flinching gave me the goosebumps and all).
But when the second wave of kryptonite gas was introduced, everything took a drastic change.
It was from that point onwards sh*t went real and we went from seeing Superman "fighting" Batman to getting used as a human wrecking ball. From getting a sink broken at his head to getting stepped on his neck at the mercy of Batman with the kryptonite spear at his hand.. I mean it looked wrong to me.. Not because I think Batman couldn't have done it considering how much kryptonite Clark inhaled in.. But because he shouldn't have and wouldn't have.
I did want to see a Batman victory, the idea of a human beating a god like figure is much more interesting than the converse, yet by the time the fight came to an end, I found myself cheering for Clark for some reason. In a strange way I felt sorry for him. A fight between the two shouldn't have ended with one at the mercy of other. For my taste a stalemate would have done the job better.. Perhaps a slight advantage for Bruce.. Maybe a short and meaningful speech after Superman was down for the count just like it was in the TDKR. Seeing Batman about to KILL Superman was too much.
In the beginning of the fight Batman was at Superman's mercy, by the end it was the opposite.
Now there will be people here saying that if Superman wanted to kill Batman he could have in the beginning where he threw him at the rooftop.. I agree with that. I mean sure that could have very much happened. But it seemed to me that Batman new what was going to happen from the beginning to the end and counted on Superman doing what he did. He expected to get thrown in the building and placed the spear in the room beforehand. He knew Clark would catch the grenade so he found a way to trick him into inhaling the kryptonite gas. It seemed to me everything was predetermined. This wasn't really a fight where it's anybody's game. This was Batman hunting Superman..
Am I bothered by that? To some extent.. I would rather see them fight each other evenly and one barely stand above the other. But considering Bat-fleck is much more violent and ruthless, everything seems in character.
Still, I built far too much sympathy for Superman after watching this movie...