By captain_batman_FTW 20 Comments
I watched the movie a few hours ago, and I wasn't very pleased with the portrayal of Batman and Superman, and not to mention that the movie is rushed, overcrowded and based on two different stories which have no connection to each other.
I'm pretty sure that everyone knows that this movie takes some pieces from The Dark Knight Returns, but what I don't understand, is why the script writers decided to rush the movie so badly that they decided to base the movie on The Dark Knight Returns andDeath of Superman. Like, c'mon man, why did Batman V Superman introduce Doomsday this early? That was totally unecessary, and having Superman 'killed' this early? He didn't die, but this was clearly based on Death of Superman, and Doomsday was introduced too early, basically. Totally unecessary to introduce Superman's greatest physical enemy and one of his biggest and most ferocious enemies in general. This bugged me so badly and is the main reason, if not the only reason, that this movie was disappointing. Really unecessary to base this on Death of superman, because Death of Superman could be a standalone Superman movie. Another reason that it was a horrible choice, is because that in the second standalone Superman movie, Superman is obviously going to be perceived as a great and good being who serve to protect and defend those who can't defend themselves, which would obviously be better because the public would actually care about Superman, and look at him as a role model and symbol of hope, rather than how the public perceived him in this movie. Plus, It's too God damn early to use Death of Superman!!!!!! Anyways, the movie was too messy.
The second problem I had with this movie, is that Batman's portrayal was absolutely horrible. This isn't even Batman, it's just a socipath who beats up and sometimes kill because he wants to hurt criminals rather than protecting innocent people. This version of Batman kills and he has no morals or ethics at all, this version of Batman isn't even a symbol of hope and justice, it's just a sociopath who does what he does because of grief, not to serve and protect the innocent. He killed multiple times in this movie. Just to name an example: when Batman went to find and rescue Martha, he used the Batwing's machine guns to shoot and blow up SUVs with living human beings inside of them. Superman was also like this, Superman also killed. At the start of the movie when a terrorist held Lois and pointed a gun at her head, Superman came in and speed blitzed the terrorist by flying at him real quick and blasting the terrorist through multiple layers of thick concrete walls. Simply put, this was a horrible version of Batman, and I don't care that this Batman is strong and has fighting skills, he lacks morality and ethics, same with Superman. I was satisfying to see Batman fight, I mean, this Batman has some serious fighting skills and armory, and that was pleasing, but this didn't feel like Batman, it felt like Punisher was underneath the cowl.
One thing I liked, though, was the foreshadowing of Darkseid. The Parademons and the engraved Omega symbol was something that was hard to not lay eyes on. But this movie was a little bit of disapointment, so it's hard to stay excited for Justice League Part One, specially considering that the darkness of this movie was way over the top. Snyder must have been out of his head when he thought that people would enjoy a Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman movie being so dark. Like, Man of Steel was dark, and that was unecessary, and I understand that Batman is in this movie, so it must be dark, but making it as dark as it was in this one was complete and utter nonsense.
What I did like, though, was all the references and cameos. Aquaman's cameo was absolutely insane, and I also liked Flash's cameo. Flash had two cameos in the movie: one where he time-travelled in Bruce's ''Knightmare'' scene where he told Bruce that Bruce was 'right about Superman'. This Knightmare scene was basically Injustice Gods Among Us where Superman went rogue because Batman took 'her' from Superman. Basically, Batman v Superman is either a foreshadowing to a Justice League movie where Darkseid is the villain, or a Justice League movie based on Injustice Gods Among Us. The references that made me happy throughout the movie, were the Dark Knight Returns references and the time of the creation of Batman and Superman. The reference I liked most, was when Bruce told Alfred: ''We have always been criminals'', and that was a reference to when Bruce spoke to Superman in the Dark Knight Returns when Clark warned Bruce to stop his vigilantism. Another one I really liked was when KGB Beast held Clark's mum at a gunpoint with a flamethrower and threatened to put her on flames, while Batman held the LMG of one of the mercenaries. Bruce managed to hit the flamethrower and disable its use and at the same time knocking him out. Bruce then said: ''I believe you'', which is a clear reference to when a baby was kidnapped in the Dark Knight Returns, and on of the kidnappers held the baby at gunpoint and threatened to shoot the baby. Batman then shot the gun off of the kidnappers hand and continued to say: ''I believe you''. This was my favourite reference of the movie.
All in all, this movie was disapointing, and Batman being the biggest of it. This is just my opinion. I give it 6/10.