Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
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If there s any justice, dawning or otherwise, at the multiplex, audiences will reject Zack Snyder s lumbering, dead-on-arrival superhero m?lange, a $250 million tombstone for a genre in dire need of a break.
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out and the audience loses.
The film may be imposing, but it s not fun.
It s another numbing smash-and-bash orgy of CGI mayhem with an ending that leaves the door open wide enough to justify the next 10 installments. Is it too late to demand a rematch?
As its title implies, "Batman v Superman" plays like a mashup of things we ve seen before.
As a pure visual spectacle, however, Batman V Superman ably blows the hinges off the multiplex doors, and editor David Brenner does excellent work to comprehensibly streamline the chaos, capably captured by d.p. Larry Fong.
BvS will please those either waiting for the two main players to lock horns on a movie screen, or those who ve just been pining for Wonder Woman forever.
And what of the title s promised skirmish? That face-off between two comics legends becomes but one in a series of big things bashing into other big things, which is what Snyder and writers Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer mistake for storytelling.
Half of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is brilliant. Unfortunately, the other half of Zack Snyder s epic-length superhero movie is so bloated that it blunts the effect of the good stuff.