Packed with tons of action and dialogue-driven scenes, the film showcases major character development and several plot twists that keeps audiences on their toes.
Expected to follow in the usual Marvel movie formula, DC’s Batman V Superman takes a different approach, touching on sophisticated topics and driven by themes of Christian symbolism and redemption incorporated within DC Comic’s mythology.
Although not a direct sequel, “Batman V Superman” is certainly the aftermath to events that took place in 2013’s “Man of Steel.” The film also serves as a test pilot for DC Entertainment’s upcoming 2017 film “Justice League Part One.”
Opening with Batman’s origin, the scene was shot with vivid poetic imagery similar to the opening sequence of Synder’s 2009 film “Watchmen”. The next scene cuts to the climax of “Man of Steel” from the perspective of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who witnesses the deaths of countless civilians and the collateral damage caused by the battle between Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod.
The film has an overall dark tone until antagonist Lex Luthor is introduced. Jessie Eisenberg gives the character an enigmatic portrayal that was both psychotic and comedic. Luther’s dialogue was mostly metaphorical, which was difficult to understand at times.
Snyder made sure the main characters had a fair amount of screen time, and even snuck in a few cameos introducing Justice League members.
Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman stole the film. She was mesmerizing in scenes with Bruce Wayne and the performance in the final battle made her a fan favorite.
The biggest emotional pull of the movie was making the audience empathize with Clark Kent, who was viewed as either an ally or a threat to humanity through the eyes of the supporting characters.