So I went to see Batman v Superman
, and I thought that it was… OK. It’s not the great disaster that so many seem to be proclaiming it to be (though it has a number of issues), it’s just an okay superhero film. Admittedly it’s a touch maudlin in places, but considering the subject matter, it’s not really surprising. The score’s great, the action is great, the acting is fine for the most part, and even the hints at the upcoming JL movie seemed to fit into the story without derailing the main plot. I particularly liked Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman (definitely one of the highlights of the movie) and I look forward to her own movie.
Personally I'd recommend just going to see it to make up your own mind about it. I thought that it was far better than Man of Steel
(even attempting to directly fix some of the issues with that movie), but it's a very different animal to the MCU movies. For one thing, people take what's going on seriously without the flippancy a lot of the Marvel films to indulge in (seriously Ultron, if you're not going to take your own plot to kill humanity seriously why should we?).
There ARE problems though, which could have been fixed with another couple of drafts of the script and maybe getting Zack Snyder to tone down some of the performances (like Luthor's).
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