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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Critic Rating

5.3

17 Reviews
12 Ratings
33%
in favor

Audience Rating

5.5
5 Reviews
11 Ratings

Movie Info

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Running Time

Language

English

Synopsis

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.Wikipedia

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Reviews

4

The slugfest between the two big guys is engaging but never exhilarating, and then it quickly segues into a longer, seemingly never-ending battle with an entirely CGI villain that reminded me of the big blob that Ryan Reynolds had to fight in Green Lantern.

Shalini Langer
Indian Express

3

Supermen may need a bit of it all, but science, faith or fairy tale, nothing can rescue this one. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/batman-vs-superman-dawn-of-justice-movie-review-one-and-half-stars/#sthash.3GrxczT2.dpuf

Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times

4

Here’s a film that’ll leave both fans and casual moviegoers unsatisfied. And since it isn’t breaking any new ground story-wise, this is quite unforgivable, considering especially the excellent work Marvel is doing.

7

The movie is packed with references - both visual and dialogue-wise - to classic comic lore. Underpinning everything is Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL's score. An artillery barrage of action.

Bryan Durham
DNA India

5

Irons and Affleck are the best reasons to catch this film. God knows it isn't Cavill's fault. I'd say don't miss the beginning and don't miss the end. Everything in between is fair game. Your move!

Batman vs Superman is a thrilling tale of a rivalry between the two superheroes, trapped in justifying their heroic deeds. Their face-off battle is exceptional with a justified storyline but lacks a powerful impact. I hate to say this but I was disappointed with the movie.

All in all despite the immense hype and publicity, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is strictly worth just a onetime watch for the true die hard fans. While Batman and Superman fans might find a few scenes likeable, there is an overpowering sense of wanting more.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is recommended only so you can end the almost three-year long wait to find out what happens in the epic collision, but unfortunately for nothing more than that.

The non-linear spiel, though busy and fervently active, doesn’t quite enchant because of the frequent back and forth cutting that doesn’t allow for extended concentration. With the central conflict looking forced and out-of-place especially when there’s an irritating villain scheming in the shadows, waiting to be vanquished. The tonal template here is much darker than what Snyder designed for ‘Man of Steel’ and that’s a good thing surely.

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After Man of Steel, Snyder had this one chance to redeem himself, and he blew it spectacularly. With the future of the franchise, including the Justice League movies in his hands, it’s truly a dark and depressing time for DC fans.

IANS
Zee News

4

Overall, this superhero film is a mediocre fare, which disappoints and will neither appeal to kids, nor adults.

Reviewer Profile
BookMyShow

-

This, however, is a superhero film and delivers everything you expect from one. The heroes are muscular and almost invincible, the special effects are larger-than-life, and the action will keep your blood pumping till the very last minute. There are no performances here that will suck you into the universe, but the potent mix of drama, action and reality is heady enough to make it worth a watch.

Uday Bhatia
LiveMint

-

The audience I saw it with seemed desperate to find reasons to cheer and whoop—a sad commentary on the balance of power in movie making and watching today. Personally, I find it more than a little depressing that films like these—bloated, inept, making heavy weather out of pieces of pulp entertainment tossed out for children decades ago—have become such an inescapable part of our lives.

Murtaza Ali Khan
APotpourriOfVestiges

6

Overall, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a film that ultimately disappoints despite showing a lot of promise to begin with. As previously mentioned, poor writing and unimaginative direction are to be blamed for it.

Two pouty man-children with obvious daddy issues, Batman and Superman fail to ever truly be the heroes they are. And crushed under the weight of creating a Marvel-esque DC franchise, Batman v Superman fails to ever truly tap into the potential that a clash between two of the most revered superheroes of all time should technically provide.

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Shot by Larry Fong, who also worked on Snyder’s 300 and Watchmen, Batman v Superman is an eye-popping visual experience in which the action moves from destruction porn to poetic abstraction.

Audience Reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    160 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    "Justice denied to the audience!!!"

    It's almost been a week since the eagerly anticipated "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" have hit the screens. As it had released on the holy weekend, I wasn't able to check it out & by the time, I decided to do so I was put off by feedback that I had received from my friends. However, on the behest of a couple of them I decided to watch it & pen down as to what I felt about it. So were the predominantly negative reviews that the movie had garnered justified???

    The film unfolds from the climax of "Man of Steel" where Superman (Henry Cavill) battles with General Zod to leave behind a trail of destruction which also included Wayne's enterprises. Over time, Superman proves to be a saviour to thousands in numerous occasions but that doesnt suppress a gradual increase in the number of voices that held him responsible for the collateral damage on the aftermath of his conquests. Even Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) saw him as a threat to the planet & felt that he needed to be reined in before it was too late. In the meantime, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) who was also plotting the downfall of Superman comes to realise from his research that the invincible could actually be fallen with the help of kryptonite which he smuggles into the country. But before he could set his plan into motion, Batman steals it from him & prepares for battle against Superman. However, little did they realise that all of this was part of the masterplan of Lex Luthor who still had a couple of aces up his sleeve.

    Zack Snyder started his career as a director about a decade back with "Dawn of the Dead" but what actually propelled him to the limelight was "300". Actually I loved that movie & since then I have been keeping a keen eye on his movies. His previous venture "Man of Steel" which had released a couple of years back was a blockbuster & I personally felt that it was the best way to reboot the Superman series. So ever since news of "Batman vs Superman" being filmed came in, I was one among the millions who waited for its release with bated breaths. Unfortunately, it didnt turn out to be half as good as I hoped thanks to a mediocre script by Chris Terrio & David Goyer. The film starts off with a bang with adequate ground work done for the future Justice League series & it progressively builds up the tempo for an awesome showdown between the superheroes. However, the much hyped "greatest gladiator match ever" barely took off & the manner in which it ended reminded me of some corny Bollywood lines. Eventually, the overdosage of CGI in the form of Doomsday might not have exactly excited the audience but the entry of Wonder Woman into the battle spices up the whole sequence. In the technical department, Larry Fong's visuals was fantastic while Zimmer's music didnt quite have the effect that we know him for. With the script & CGI not as captivating as expected, David Brenner should have been more judicious with the editing. Even Batman's suit & other Bat gadgets werent as enchanting as Nolan's series.

    Coming to performances, Henry Cavill reprised his role as Superman but unlike "Man of Steel" the screenplay over here meant he barely had any opportunity to do anything else apart from scowl. When Ben Affleck was casted as Batman, I was kinda sceptical as to whether he would be as good as Christian Bale but I have to admit that he was perfect for the role. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was brilliant that I felt that she ought to have been given more screen space. But the same cant be said about Jesse Eisenberg who was neither physically imposing nor able to impart an threatening feel that we would associate with a villain. He seemed more like trying to copy Heath Ledger's Joker but fails miserably in all accounts. A plethora of other characters & superheroes also appear in the movie, but I dont think that necessarily needs to be mentioned here.

    Verdict: Owing to the hype, it garnered an earth shattering initial but as per latest box office reports it's registering a steady decline in collections. I am definitely not surprised by this as the script failed to do justice to a set of characters which had immense potential to challenge the Marvel universe. Anywaz the fact is DC will still have to wait for some more time before they can usurp Marvel's popularity among the audience. In short, it's definitely worth a watch but dont have your hopes high!!!

    Rating: 2.5/5

    Regards...Ben



    September 18, 16
  • Arshil
    Arshil
    10 reviews
    Senior Reviewer
    9

    Dawn of Superhero movies

    Batman V Superman :Dawn of Justice is directed by Sir Zack Snyder starring Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. There are some movies like ENEMY,DRIVE,SHINING,ONLY GOD FORGIVES which won't appeal to most people during it's release because of it's high content and complete offbeat treatment.I never ever expected this kind of approach for a Superhero movie but Zack Snyder did it with DAWN OF JUSTICE, we have to thank the film makers for their bold approach. This movie completely drenches you in this atmosphere they created and the cinematography by Larry Fong is fantastic.The Script by David.S.Goyer and Chris terrio is excellent,there are many threads(subplots) in the movie which feels cohesive.This movie is not about Batman and Superman fighting this is political drama the movie is about what happens if the god is on earth and how the people receive it. The relationship between Batman and Superman worked perfectly and there are dream sequences in the movie which tells the story visually without a lot of exposition . I am loving this movie more and more as i think more of it and Jessi Eisenberg as lex luthor's character is creepy and will scared me. The score by Hans Zimmer and Junkie Xl is extraordinary. But i had very small issues like the climax's CGI and i thought the movie could have been 10 minutes longer for exposing superman's character after a disastrous incident. The character arc of Batman makes sense and it becomes a reason for forming justice league.At the end of the movie you have to ruminate the movie because we are accustomed to simple plotted exposition heavy movies and it definitely haunts your brain and heart,this movie will be sitting as a tumor in your heart we can't forget this movie. Many critics are panning this movie i can understand that but do you remember STANLEY KUBRICK'S THE SHINING was also panned by many critics during the release and slowly it found it's audience and considered as MASTERPIECE.On the whole BATMAN V SUPERMAN is one of the greatest movies i have ever seen in my life and i will be watching it again.

    March 25, 16
  • Dinesh Vidhani
    Dinesh Vidhani
    4 reviews
    Reviewer
    5

    Biggest dissappointment of the year...

    This movie should be renamed as Dawn of Super hero movies. After a wait of more than two years, you just get disappointed. I wpuld not give it more than 3 stars out of 10, but I have rated it 5 just because of the climax of the movie and the part of wonder woman.

    April 05, 16
  • Ayush
    Ayush
    6 reviews
    Reviewer
    3

    BvS : Dusk of DC

    Here's the Batman vs Superman review.
    Zack Snyder. What the fuck is wrong with you? Even Christopher Nolan will go nuts seeing this. How can you be so naive?
    First, fucked us up in "Man of Steel" and now this.
    The tagline of the movie is "Dawn of Justice" . Probably, it should be "Dusk of DC"
    I haven't come across a Comic book with this shitty plot. Wait, there's no plot at all.
    Just action all around. That's not how you make it. And the Movie is Batman vs Superman, not how it started, the fight.
    Audience showed patience for 2 hours and 33 minutes. And fight got over in 20 minutes.
    Coming to the cast, Ben Affleck? He's a brilliant actor but trust me Zack Snyder will ruin his career. Henry Cavill plays an Okayish supporting role. Special thanks to Gal Gadot for entertaining all the horny people watching it.
    I heard people saying ," Bhai, BvS Nolan ka TDK trilogy se better hai. " Eh?
    Then I realized Donald Trump is going to become the president of US.
    Holy fuck! How on earth can you guys tell that?
    Summing it up, BvS is full of action with no God damn logic of why the war started. The only thing right about the movie is "Batman".
    "Lol , Superman says the Avengers disappoint everyone." - Tony Stark

    March 25, 16