Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hit the box office today and it has proven to be one of the most divisive blockbusters out there. Some critiques hate it and yet others love it! What is going on? We decided to take a look for ourselves and we honestly can’t see where all the hate is coming from? Seriously! And not just because we’re huge Batman and Superman fans (we are) but because in our opinion, the negative criticism really doesn’t add up or even accurately portrays the film. To be fair, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is not a perfect film…but neither was…just about any film out there. So are there reasons to see Batman V Superman? We think so.
Now before we continue, we want to let you know there will be NO SPOILERS here. So our descriptions are honest critiques but purposely somewhat vague. Also, these are only opinions, it’s a film after all, subject to the tastes and whims of whoever watches it. Ultimately the question we want to answer is: Whether Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is worthy of your money”. Hopefully by the end of this list, you will have your answer. Are you ready for some honest feedback on this highly divisive movie? Then here are 25 Reasons To See Batman V Superman: An Honest Review.
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The movie has a dark and serious overtone
Critiques have pointed out that Batman V Superman lacks humor. And they are correct. The movie is dark and serious, but we don’t see that as a bad thing. After all, you have two icons of different forms of “good” fighting each other: The cynical, dark, but down-to-earth Batman, vs the idealistic, boy scout, epitome of a classic do-good hero Superman. Now to be fair, yes, we agree it could have used more comical relief but again we think the negative criticism on this observation is inflated.
Though no Christopher Reeve, Henry Cavill portrays one of the best Supermans overall. He adds a gravity to the persona of Superman that is often missed by other portrayals. Again critiques have taken issues with how serious this Superman is, but from watching the movie we can say that it makes sense. Superman is doing battle to not only physical things, but emotional and psychological things as well…this is a Superman under pressure.
First of, this is the first live-action appearance of Wonder Woman (in a blockbuster movie) in her 75 year history. To see her on the big screen was quite satisfying. Aside from that, Gal Gadot does a really good job with the role and even manages to add some of the few but much needed comic relief moments in the film. Some have said that she quickly becomes “THE highlight of the movie” (emphasis added). We won’t go that far, but we will say that she is definitely a memorable addition to the film, and we CAN’T WAIT to see the new Wonder Woman movie coming out next year.
The story: Is not as bad
To be fair, the critiques are somewhat correct. The story seemed a bit choppy and at times not as easy to follow…and there’s a lot to follow. With that said, we think that the critiques (again) are inflating the issue. The story is a bit choppy and the narration at times seems forced but the grievance here is not so atrocious that the movie becomes utterly un-watchable.
We’ve already mentioned the spectacular beauty of this film. Again, that is not an exaggeration! One of the iconic visuals however, has to be the dream sequences…one in particular. Hard to say more without spoilers but trust us, this dream sequence is total eye candy.