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Published March 29th 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the latest Hollywood blockbuster.

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In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman engages in an increasingly violent world and his attempts to clean up Gotham City are futile. However Batman and Superman are dragged into a deadly game being played by Lex Luthor.

Half way through the film, I felt there was no clear plot. It was too long and overstuffed with many supporting characters. It is not suitable for young children as there was too many violent scenes. It would have been better if director Zack Snyder concentrated on developing the characters.

The opening scene of Lois Lane (Amy Adams) is foolish considering she is a well-seasoned journalist. Would you ever ask a question "Are you a terrorist?" to a suspicious warlord in his den in a deserted area?

Henry Cavill reprises his role as Clark Kent/Superman. Clark Kent looked so dumb and clumsy he had to be scolded by Lois Lane and repeatedly by his boss at the Daily Planet for not covering the sports news.

If you are a fan of Christian Bale, who successfully portrayed Batman in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, you may find Ben Affleck's performance rather mediocre.

It is quite odd that Jesse Eisenberg was cast as the playful and vengeful mad scientist Lex Luthor. He is not a bad actor, just not the right choice here.

In my opinion, Gal Gadot is good at portraying Wonder Woman. She is a mysterious and beautiful dark haired woman who Batman meets in Lex Luthor's place.

I would give this film 3 stars. Paying $13 per ticket to watch an action-packed movie is worth watching though, however this film is definitely not one of the best superheroes films ever made.
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