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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Film Review

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by Osman VE (subscribe)
Failure is an impossible notion.
Published March 29th 2016
Courtesy of Warner Bros
I had the pleasure of experiencing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over the Easter weekend, and would like to briefly share a my experience of the film.

I had high hopes for BvS, and who wouldn't? Two epic superheroes going head-to-head in a godly clash of the titans? In its opening, the film was pretty great. Awesome cinematography abound, with classic silhouettes of superheroes, and flashes of supermen flying through the sky; picking up where the last movie left off.

Then the ball started rolling and the movie started its own storyline. One hour in, still hyped from the whole concept of BvS, dread started to creep in. I noticed nothing had happened for the last 45 minutes. I was bored! But how? It's the greatest clash of superheroes of all time!

What stood out immediately to me, was how much inspiration from the Dark Knight was present in the film. From sweeping long camera shots, to the base filled epic music and the deepness of the storyline.

Ben Affleck's portrayal of a slightly older Batman is maybe the greatest Batman to grace our screens. 10/10 for his performance, he owned every scene he was in.

Henry Cavill's Superman was less interesting. Not due to the actor's performance, but I suspect more due to the character's bland nature.

The last 45 minutes or so were exactly what fans were waiting for: action, a battle of grand proportions, and thrills and spills!

Overall, its weak story drags it down, but the great cinematography and Affleck's outstanding performance as Batman makes up for it. Definitely see it if you are a fan of comic book movies!
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