On the 25th of March 2016 released the new and awesome Batman v Superman. Now I have to tell you there are some spoilers in this review so if you haven’t seen the film yet, do NOT read beyond this point.
To start with, the film begins with the murder of Bruce’s parents Thomas and Martha Wayne… again! We see the three of them exiting the Excalibur Theatre, I presume after just seeing a movie or something. They’re walking down an ally. A mugger jumps out from the shadows and guns down Bruce’s parents, as we’ve all seen again and again, and the last thing we see is Thomas whispering out… Martha. Now don’t be too disconcerted with that knowledge because it’s crucial to the plot.
Next we come to Metropolis at the battle of Superman v Zod from Man of Steel. We see Bruce Wayne exiting his helicopter and yes you read that right, Bruce Wayne is actually in Metropolis. (How cool is that!?) As the world engine is in operation Bruce is racing down town trying to get to his building to evacuate everyone. Now if you remember? In Man of Steel when Zod uses his heat vision for the first time, he and Superman are actually inside one of Bruce’s buildings. So now we see this (from outside) where Bruce can see this happening as he’s looking up at the building trying to talk to one of his employees. The building collapses and Bruce runs into the dust cloud as it impacts to the ground as we’ve all seen in the trailer.
So now I have to say, Ben Affleck has to be THE best Batman I’ve seen to date. He kind of reminds me of how Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen in the Arrow TV Series. Accept he’s a lot older in this… no offence Affleck! And SO much more, darker. This is the Batman we have been waiting for. His fighting style is almost like that of how Batman fights in the Arkham Nights game, and the way Affleck shows how Bruce has SO much weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s just so good.
So with Superman played by Henry Cavil who has to be my favourite Superman since the late Christopher Reeve, now out in the open it’s not your typical olden day kind of Superman movie where the entire world just accepts him openly. There’s a lot of controversy here. This man is clearly not a threat but so many are starting to question whether they can trust him not to take over mankind when all he’s trying to do is just help, expecting NOTHING in return as we can usually see.
In Bruce Wayne’s case, he is far from trusting the all mighty Kryptonian. As he says to Alfred played by Jeremy Irons who just played his part brilliantly in this film, he has the power to wipe out the ENTIRE human race, and if there is even a ONE percent chance we have to take it as the absolute certainty.
Now around the middle of the film there’s this big party event being hosted by Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg who in my opinion played the part absolutely brilliantly. And it just so happens that Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent have been invited along with, would you believe, Diana Prince aka… that’s right Wonder Woman. Now at this point only Bruce and Diana meet. And it gets really interesting here because she just took from Bruce or as she said borrowed some encrypted files that Bruce was stealing from Lex’s computers. Only later do we find out that on the files that Lex has Meta-Human files on the hard-drive and it is SO AWESOME to see who’s on there. It’s only Aquaman, The Flash and cyborg… AMAZING!!!
Anyway it turns out that Lex has been experimenting with something on the alien ship that crashed in Metropolis when Superman was battling Zod. It’s something that can harm anyone from Krypton. That’s right. It’s Kryptonite. Anyhow, Bruce knows this and so he steels it from Lex’s company so he can dispatch with the famed Man of Steel.
Anyhow that’s all I’m going to tell you right now as I don’t want to spoil too much. You’ll have to see it for yourself. But trust me it is just too awesome to say the least. It I were to give you a rating for it I would without a doubt give it 10 out if 10. Go see it to find out what happens. I BEG you!
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