Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016): A Beautiful Mess

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

18 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    The main problem with this movie was that it was trying to serve too many masters. It was trying to be a sequel to Man of Steel, a origin story for Batman, and laying the ground work for its extended universe.

  2. Chris Scott says:

    I like the film as a nonsensical super hero ride. Affleck is great as Bruce/Bats and since I dislike Superman, I found it to be enjoyable enough. Would have much preferred a film with just Batman but I’ll take it whatever way I can get it. Except when it is George Clooney with Bat-nipples.

  3. After I saw this movie I had to convince myself I liked it but really I didn’t. I got excited for the Ulitmate Cut and whilst it fills in the gaps for the theatre audience I found it gave away major plot points earlier. I don’t think the ultimate cut really fixes anything. Loved Ben Affleck though I was excited from the start that he would play Batman. Very nervous for Justice League but excited for Wonder Woman

    • Nick Kush says:

      I think JL will be a fun movie with some flaws. Before they started filming they rewrote a lot of the dialogue to make it lighter but obviously had to keep the intrinsic story together due to time constraints

      • I feel from what I have seen of Justice League similar mistakes will be made regarding how long it will take for anything to actually happen in the story and they we get an overload of action. I will be intrigued to see how Joss Whedon goes editing it though.

      • Nick Kush says:

        I think he’ll certainly help, but I can’t imagine he can completely fix any issues with it since it’s already completely filmed.

      • I dunno editing can play a massive part in filming. I guess we’ll find out in November

      • Nick Kush says:

        That’s very true as well. We’ll see!

  4. raistlin0903 says:

    Honestly I am one of the few people on this planet that quite liked this movie. Yes it had it’s flaws certainly, but for some reason it just worked for me. Ben Affleck was certainly the biggest surprise of the movie, when I first heard that he had been cast as Batman, I had my doubts if he was the right actor for this role. But he really did an outstanding job. And Gal Gadot, even though her role was way too brief, did leave an impression behind, which is truly amazing. All in all I enjoyed it enough to give it a 7 out of 10 score. But I know I am in the minority for this 😊 Great review as always 😀

    • Nick Kush says:

      I remember when I first saw the film on thursday night of the opening weekend and thought “THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER” lol. If you love these characters, there’s totally some enjoyment to be had!

  5. As I’m writing this, I still haven’t seen the “Ultimate Edition” cut. However, I agree that Ben Affleck was the best aspect of the film. Also, Jeremy Irons was suitable as Alfred. Unfortunately, Henry Cavill is still trapped within Snyder’s depressing color palette (and is forced to be depressing as well), Wonder Woman hardly does anything before the climax so there was almost no reason for her to be here and Jesse Eisenberg (though I like him as an actor) was absolutely deserving of his Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor. Lex Luthor’s supposed to be a cold and calculating man who’s able to manipulate factors into his favor. The only times he should express an extreme emotion is when he’s smirking or when he’s enraged. Here, he’s far too goofy and eccentric for what the role should have been. Also, tell me if one of his plans sounds familiar: Lex combines his DNA with a Kryptonian in order to create a being who can take on Superman. Replace Zod’s DNA with Superman’s hair strand and you have Nuclear Man replaced by not-Doomsday. That’s right! BvS had to rip off “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” for ideas. How sad is that feeling!

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