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WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE:
WRITER(S): Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer (screenplay); Bob Kane and Bill Finger (characters); Jerry Siegel and Joel Schuster (characters)
That is, of course, if the world’s greatest detective and the adopted son of a farmer from Kansas don’t destroy each other first …
WHO WON’T (OR SHOULDN’T) LIKE THIS MOVIE? People who don’t like Ben Affleck and/or Jesse Eisenberg; people growing tired of the brooding superhero thing; anyone who has found Zack Snyder’s previous works too bombastic; those who want their characters presented in more traditional than modern means; those who may become bored over the film’s two-and-a-half-hours with all the over-the-top exposition of the plot; anyone suffering from superhero movie hangover; those who just find the whole idea of Superman vs. Batman ludicrous, even in a comic book-inspired world
Likewise, some might find the critical (in terms of the story) inclusions of Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Adams as Lois Lane and Gal Gadot as Ms. Diana Prince a.k.a. a famous hot pants-wearing woman of wonder in the 70s re-imagined as a more mysterious super “meta-human” here as good moves. For each has a vital role to the plot and each plays their respective role well … Some, however, might be a bit taken aback at just how involved one of those three is in the unfolding events during the film’s climax – and it ain’t gonna be the one you’d think would make the most sense.
In short, it used to be an old standard that it was impossible to make everyone happy when it came to movies, especially those based on comic books. While Marvel has pretty much taken that idea and thrown it out the window, movies like Green Lantern (yeah, I DID like it) and last summer’s debacle Fantastic Four (NO ONE likes that movie … NO ONE) prove that it still rings as true as any good cliché would. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t going to end that debate any time soon, but perhaps that was the point: By creating a film with so many different things going on at once, it’s guaranteed to at least get people talking about the film enough to pique most people’s interests …
Here’s to hoping the inevitable and already well on its way Justice League film it sets up doesn’t leave audiences feeling like a hung jury as much as this one might.