Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | PG | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
151 minutes /

User Score: 59/100

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review


Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) is an American adventure superhero film that is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe and is a follow-up to Man of Steel (2013). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the first theatrical film that features live-action portrayals of Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg. It is also the first live-action film featuring Batman and Superman together. The movie had an estimated budget of $250 million and was shot in several locations in Michigan, USA; Illinois, USA; Monterey Park, California, USA; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Deming and New Mexico, USA. Director Zack Snyder (300 (2006), Sucker Punch (2011), Man of Steel (2013), Watchmen (2009)) did a phenomenal job executing this action packed adventure.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice takes place eighteen months after the devastating battle in Metropolis. Superman ( Henry Cavill - Man of Steel (2013), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Immortals (2011)) became a controversial figure. Billionaire, Bruce Wayne ( Ben Affleck - Argo (2012), Good Will Hunting (1997), Gone Girl (2014), The Town (2010)) has been known by Gotham City as Batman for about two decades. Bruce thinks that Superman is a major problem and is the reason there were so many casualties during his fight with General Zod. Clark Kent/Superman, on the other hand, thinks that Batman is very dangerous and is determined to expose who Batman is. We soon met Lex Luthor ( Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network (2010), Now You See Me (2013), Zombieland (2009), Adventureland (2009)) who is LexCorp’s mogul and is determined to get rid of Superman at any cost.

Bruce snuck into Lex Luthor’s fundraiser to take data from LexCorp’s mainframe, but Diana Price (Gal Gadot - Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Fast Five (2011), Furious 7 (2015), Fast & Furious (2009)) who is also Wonder Woman got to it first. Diana stole the data because she learned that Lex had information on herself along with Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone but shortly after gave it to Bruce. Skip forward - Superman puts himself in exile after he is blamed for killing dozens of people.

This movie surpassed Man of Steel in so many ways and was worth the wait. The graphics were out of this world along with the screenplay, action, special effects, sound, CGI, cinematography, and costume/makeup. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck did a fantastic job with their roles and excelled in their performances above the other cast members. With all said, this movie does have flaws and minor plot holes resulting in a score of eight. I got chills and goosebumps while watching a few of the scenes and there was no shortage of thrills and smiles. I am happy that I saw this movie and applaud the entire team including the editing department for doing a fantastic job putting the movie together. All superhero fans should see this film at their earliest convenience because you will most likely not be disappointed.

About Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

Title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Original Title: Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman vs. Superman, Dawn of Justice
Year: 2016
Runtime: 151 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.9/5 stars from 29 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 29
MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Falvo, Patrick Wilson, Robin Atkin Downes, Richard Cetrone, Gary A. Hecker, Jamie Soricelli, Hrvoje Klecz, Harry Lennix, Inder Kumar, Jena Malone, Martavious Gayles, Dan Latham, Valiant Michael, Brian Boland, Dante Briggins, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Michael Cassidy, Jeremy Irons, Ralph H. Meyer, Debbie Scaletta, Frank Powers, Kent Shocknek, Michele Sweeney Abrams, Chad Krowchuk, Diane Lane, Ele Bardha
Writers: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Paul Dini, Bruce Timm
Director: Zack Snyder