It’s no secret, Batman v Superman has been one of the most anticipated films over the past year. There has been so much talk about the how the film hasn’t delivered, frankly if I were to listen to all the reviews, I would never have seen the movie. However, I have seen it, and I’ve seen it twice.
I’m not a die-hard fan who’s read every comic since I was a kid. I don’t have a stash of the comics from back in the day. I do have comics now, but I didn’t form my opinions of Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman as a child. That may or may not make a difference in my opinion of this movie.
I absolutely loved this movie and found it to be very engaging. I don’t know too much of the backstory of the characters but I do know enough to where I didn’t feel lost watching it. I have seen the other movies that have come out. Which do an okay job telling the story though they do leave out quite a bit, backstory plot wise. This is where your friends who did read the comics or the DC wiki can come in quite handy.
First, I really thought Ben Affleck did a great job as Bruce Wayne and Batman. He had “the look” that I just didn’t feel from Christian Bale. Perhaps it’s because he’s older now, darker. I also got a darker feel from Superman as well in this film. For me, characters that have a darker side seem more appealing, more real. I also can relate to Batman having lost his mother and how he promises to save Superman’s mother. It was as if because he couldn’t save his own mother, he could some how take away some of the guilt by saving Martha.
Wonder Woman was just as appealing to me as Batman and Superman. Though at this point, just based on the films I’ve seen in this series, there is very little known about her. Her entrance into the battle was great, and the added surprise of Batman and Superman when she decides to intervene and help, was a great scene.
Throughout the film the score was a driving factor behind how I would react to what I was actually seeing. It is definitely a soundtrack that I will pick up.
All in all I feel this was a great start to bringing together the Justice League. I look forward to seeing the Wonder Woman stand alone, and hopefully a Ben Affleck Batman stand alone as well.