Just watched Batman vs Superman movie, and by watched I mean fastforwarded through all the bits I personally found boring.
Overall I really didn’t like it, which is not news because generally speaking I’m not a fan of DC. There are exceptions, I love Black Lightning and I found Wonder Woman was pretty good. (I consider Man of Steel to be 2 hours of my life I’m not getting back hence my liberal use of fast-forward).
To be honest though what I found most annoying about this movie was the missed potential. The setup of Superman being taken to task for the collateral damage, the real cost to the people on the ground, that morally complex question is fascinating and something overdue being explored at length.
I thought the world-weary “I’m older than he ever got to be” Batman was cool. I liked the Alfred who wants ‘grandkids’ so bad.
The movie wrecked it though with all the explosions. Those ‘big epic’ fight sequences were anthema to what should have been the movies message. It’s like one second Batman is laying out the truth of “criminals are like weeds” and “he’s not our enemy today” and then all that went out the window as Batman joined in with blowing the city up???
Also Superman’s death was pointless. Seems to be a theme as his dad’s death in the first one made no sense either. But Diana was going toe to toe with the monster, why not just give her the spear? I mean she was the smart one! After she’d observed it absorbed energy she didn’t hit it with any, instead going for its limbs with her sword and restricting movement with the lasso – superman had a laser staring contest for crying out loud.
Oh and one last thing the crazy Lex Luthor is not a characterisation I like for him but Jesse Eisenberg was so entertaining to watch I didn’t much care. Top job from him.