Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

dir. Zack Snyder

It’s boring. It’s just excruciatingly boring. Dawn of Justice takes DC’s biggest superheroes and makes them scowl and snarl at each other under dark cloudy skies. For two and a half hours. Neither Ben Affleck as Batman nor Henry Cavill as Superman seem as though they remotely want to be there – jaws set hard, voices gravelly with growling, eyes completely dead as though they’ve no longer any reason to live. Batman and Superman’s rivalry exists for such contrived reasons, and is abated for even more contrived reasons. This film alone can serve as a reason why the Marvel Cinematic Universe was so much more successful and adored than the DC Extended Universe.

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