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Justice League Movie Review (2017) | An Undercooked Meal But Not Insipid

Justice League movie is entertaining nevertheless a slight step down from all the standards DC had set in the past, and I am simply ruling Suicide Squad out from the squad. With Nolan nowhere in sight, it is quite apparent, we are not going to get the DC movie we all want. So we are not looking for Nolanish elements anymore frankly, but something to satiate that fanboy zest in us at least. Really, to be honest, we have learnt to make do!

The Justice League movie feels like an undercooked meal primarily because you don’t see your favorite superheroes getting proper justice. They get eclipsed a lot and feel helpless against an enemy they don’t understand. Whilst the movie packs in theatrics galore, at times you feel its CGI fidgeting (don’t even get me started on the moustache thing), and feel it galloping quickly towards an ending.

While there are directors who drench you ‘in the moment’ to let you feel the horror and the pain, Zack Snyder, on the other hand, runs away from it. He does the exact opposite of what he did with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice keeping all the gravitas at bay.

still of Justice League movie

The movie’s editing becomes really questionable towards the end, and you see it flailing and breaking into pieces. Most of the action scenes were already there in the trailers, and it feels like you have already seen the better parts of the movie in the trailers itself. With Hans Zimmer nowhere around for rescue, the music department badly gets affected too. Danny Elfman fails to impress much.

The good thing, however, is that the League gets formed. They have set their temporary HQ and are ready to take more projects.

When you look at the flick’s action bit, it’s all brilliantly done. Entertains you enough with some of the best parts hiding in the middle of the movie. The story is good too, well fabricated to keep you riveted at all times.

There are heroes among us. Not to make us feel smaller, but to remind us of what makes us great.

Let’s quickly move to the spoilers part because talking about it will give away the essence of the story.

Plot of Justice League Movie (Spoilers)

With BvS opening all gates of doom (forget that Martha bit for a minute) to allow villainous elements like Steppenwolf to step in, the story of Justice League movie was already onto something.

No protectors here. No Lanterns. No Kryptonian. This world will fall, like all the others.

So why is Steppenwolf really here? That’s what forms the basis of the Justice League movie story.

The Backstory

Batman tries to capture a Parademon flying around in Gotham who fed on people’s fears. As he vanishes, a trail of three boxes, paints itself on the wall, later revealed to be Mother Boxes. Steppenwolf and his Parademons are after these boxes who are trying to once again remake Earth, a failed attempt that was foiled thousands of years ago by the Amazonians, the Lanterns, the Olympians and the humans, who fought side by side. The mother boxes were separated from each other and placed at different locations.

Steppenwolf successfully retrieves the first Mother Box from Themyscira, as Hippolyta warns Diana of the impending danger. Diana approaches Bruce Wayne to brief him about it, as they try to contact other metahumans Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Barry Allen (Flash) and Victor Stone (Cyborg) in order to form a team to fight Steppenwolf. Curry and Stone refuse and Flash says yes without a second thought, the geek boy he is.

I eat a lot of snacks to fill this black hole. I’m a snack hole!

Steppenwolf attacks Atlantis where the second mother box is located forcing Aquaman to join the league. Stone agrees when he finds out his father Silas is kidnapped along with other S.T.A.R. labs employees.

Justice League movie stills Silas STAR Labs

With the help of Commissioner Gordon (J.K. Simmons) the League tags the employees to an underground tunnel. An epic battle ensues as they manage to rescue the employees, however, fail to defeat Steppenwolf and his army. The resultant fight floods the tunnel with water as Aquaman intervenes just in the nick of time to allow them to escape.

Failing to stop Steppenwolf by themselves, everyone agrees to Plan B of resurrecting Superman by using the third Mother Box that Victor had already with him. With a contingency plan up in Batsy’s sleeves, Mother Box is charged up by Flash to bring the Kryptonian back to life.

The Death and Return of Superman

While the DCEU’s version of the death and the return of Superman plays a little different, it isn’t entirely bad. While it sped things up with Doomsday, bringing him in and then killing Sups in BvS’s eventuality, the return of Superman was once again hastened. But to abate things down, his return is lathed with sheer badassery.

You won’t let me live, you won’t let me die.

When Superman returns he is all whacked up, struggling with his memories, and he finds Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Cyborg right in front of him. He is already eyeing them as a threat, when Cyborg does an accidental friendly fire of reassurance. A war ensues as Superman delivers some of the best action scenes the movie has right then and there.

Flash vs Superman

That isn’t even the best part. It is when Flash is trying to move past Superman as Sups turns in slo-mo to look at him go whaaaaaat? Hands down the best scene in the movie!

When he finds Batsy and is about to shatter him to pieces, in those moments you realize how vulnerable Batman is.

Do you bleed?

It is as if in a way trying to justify all the ass-kicking Batsy did in BvS. It was like Zack Snyder decided to lift the curfew for Superman once, and said – “Go have a shot at him now Sups.”

But the contingency plan is what every Beast falls to – The Beauty. Read this interesting case study of Hulk and Betty Ross’s relationship in case you are scratching your head, why?

And another doomsday gets contained. He then flies with Lois Lane back to Small Ville to see his mother and to recover his lost memories.

Amidst all the chaos, Steppenwolf steps in and takes away the third mother box. That sneaky bastard!

The Final Clash

Locating Steppenwolf and his army in Russia, the rest of the team go all in. They fight the Parademons and try to ward off Steppenwolf’s plan of creating his own world by joining the Mother Boxes. While Steppenwolf was busy giving the Justice League a hard time, Superman joins the team and bashes Steppenwolf to pulp. Steppenwolf, for the first time, experiences fear himself, forcing his own Parademons to turn against him.

Remember how they sniffed fear? Well, no, right? That wasn’t shown enough.

He disappears into the portal he came from along with the Parademons as the Justice League rejoices in their debut victory as a team.

Wayne Manor is declared the Headquarters for the team’s operations as they carry on with their lives.

We have two post-credit scenes here. The first one showing the kick off to that one debatable race between Superman and Flash, leaving the audience once again fighting amongst themselves for “Who’s the fastest?” The second one is Lex Luthor‘s escape where we see him inviting Deathstroke a.k.a. Slade Wilson to make a legion of their own. You guessed it right Injustice League. That epic team of supervillains! \m/

Superman’s Justice League Movie

The way Superman is projected in the Justice League movie, it feels as if he was capable of handling things all on his own. None of the superheroes could do substantial damage to the main antagonist. It is true that the Justice League is incomplete without Superman but unfortunately the whole flick gets judged by his addition.

still of Superman in justice league movie

Whilst Batman goes suicidal at times, you can’t help but realize how ineffectual he stays for most of the parts. You wanted a good solid Snyder standalone tete-a-tete with Batman as was shown in BvS, but unfortunately, this movie becomes all about Superman.

Batsy, au contraire, does heroic things from his mouth sometimes slipping in beautiful advice like this one to a reluctant Flash:

Batman: Save one person.
Flash: And then?
Batman: Then you will know.

It was good.

Other Misses

While there were stories to be retold, something we had already seen the prequel stumble with, Justice League movie tries to do that all over again. Every superhero’s story that nerds already know about (not everyone) get subtly told. Aquaman’s tale however directly dived into it quite unconvincingly. I am guessing we have a solo movie on the cards, probably that’s why.

It’s good that we haven’t been including Green Lantern or the Martian Manhunter so far, or nothing could have stopped it from becoming a catastrophic hotchpotch all over again.

At the end of it all, however, you feel justice hasn’t been really done to your favorite characters. Batsy has been eclipsed way too much in front of Superman, and the Man of Steel literally shines out as everyone’s sole saviour, making every other superhero feel pointless.

Steppenwolf doesn’t create a memorable villain either. You will remember him as the guy who got his ass kicked by Superman. While we expected a lot of villainy from Steppenwolf, he had no master plan or surprises up his sleeves.

Steppenwolf in Justice League movie

With Steppenwolf’s dud trial, the movie seems like a stepping stone. That’s exactly what it feels like – a ladder to help you climb a gradually building universe. And there’s nothing wrong with that if you look at it in a positive way. At least we are building DCEU.

The Final Verdict

Justice League movie might not be the best of DC’s work, but it feels like a satisfying comic read that fills you up with knowledge. The movie is saved mostly by its storyline which is like a nicely written tale if not climactic.

To be honest with you, there’s nothing like the animated movie edition of Justice League: The Complete Series, that made me fall in love with the league in the first place. You can order it from here:


While we will find some really good directors to helm our favorite characters properly, sometimes we won’t. But the good thing remains, we are chugging forward with our DCEU, even though it feels like a dodgy start.  It’s good that we have quickly picked up the pace.

I really hope solo movies do them all justice in the long run. Keeping fingers crossed.

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Wonder Woman Movie Review (2017) | DC’s Curse Has Been Broken

It is done! Patty Jenkins manages to do what Zack Snyder and David Ayer failed to conquer with DCEU. Wonder Woman Movie finally breaks DC’s relentless curse and establishes a proper stronghold in its very own universe. Wonder Woman is everything we expected our superhero to be like, and Gal Gadot does her a resounding justice once again after her badass cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last year.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Gal proves yet again why she was outright perfect for the heroic role. She is an absolute knockout, acts well and fits the outfit like a glove. We had been looking for someone like her all our life, and she was right there in front of us all along. There is this bedazzling charm about her that doesn’t mess with her powers. She remains alluring even when she is mad as hell, forcing you to keep your opinions about her unvaried throughout.

Gal Gadot is gorgeous, powerful, cute and empathizing all at the same time. She leaves those locks open and it’s hard not to swoon. How can any man possibly not fall in love with this woman?

Wonder Woman movie portrays her in an avatar we were rooting for all along. She is probably one of the best we will ever get.

Direction of Wonder Woman Movie

Wonder Woman movie is unlike other prequels and spinoffs that were flung at us as part of DCEU. All thanks to its director Patty Jenkins who chose to let us live its gushing story-line instead of barging in with characters or stretching it beyond limit for us to lose focus. She keeps it lovely by going into a recollection of sorts to show us the Amazonian’s past and how the princess flourished in Themyscira.

It begins with her upbringing looping us in on important plot points in the form of artistic frames to fill us in on the Greek backstory of Zeus and Ares. Her frames don’t linger but chug forward to fast forward in time so as to keep things invariably interesting. When the actual plot arrives, Patty dives into it in the form of discovery without steering away from the actual story and lets Wonder Woman roll out as we would have expected her to. It doesn’t compromise her superpowers, plays well alongside her naivety into the world of men, and elevates altogether during its impactful culmination.

Satire on War

Wonder Woman movie is far more than a mere comic adaptation. There are so many lessons and so many things to take away from the movie, and it wraps them all beautifully making us ponder on so many occasions. Like this one line that underlines war to be akin to a purpose.

What do people do when there isn’t a war?

It compels you to contemplate of a time written in past. However hideous it might sound but war does give man a purpose. That’s why people fight. For them, a life without it is like a stagnant pit of job, marriage, and children. They have something to do, something to prove their might against, not to mention the thrill to live on the edge. But if you really look at it, at what cost? Why can’t people see that?

Wonder Woman couldn’t emphasize enough when she shouts at the plight of poor innocent villagers trapped amidst chaos.

Children!

Those innocent souls that are yet to realize a life’s worth. Your chaos is killing them, not giving them a chance you were bestowed with. It is deeply poetic and all of it paints on the big screen with the pain Diana carries for them. She empathizes with them beyond limit, trying her level best to save the ones who didn’t ask for war. I think it’s very powerful and is capable of pushing you into a whirlwind of thoughts.

Plot of Wonder Woman Movie (Spoilers)

After the incidents of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Princess Diana receives her World War – I photograph from Bruce Wayne.

I used to want to save the world, this beautiful place. But the closer you get, the more you see the great darkness within.

She recollects her life growing up on Themyscira aspiring to be an Amazonian warrior. Her mother Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) forbids it by telling her a story about Ares, God of War, and how he had poisoned the souls of men with malice turning them against each other. She tells her that Ares had killed every God except Zeus, who as a final resort had provided the Amazonian with a weapon capable of slaying Ares if he ever returned. Diana calls it the Godkiller.

Hippolyta has her convinced that Diana was made with clay which she truly believes as well. Her aspirations to learn how to fight are taken care of by her aunt Antiope (Robin Wright). She trains Diana the hardest making her the best.

The Fated Intruder

In comes Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) a spy trying to escape German soldiers after his mission goes rogue. He had stolen Dr. Maru’s (Elena Anaya), an evil German scientist’s notes with hopes to curtail colossal damage. His plane crashes into the sea which is luckily overlooked by Diana. She goes on to save him by bringing him to the coast, however, the soldiers in pursuit attack their island. Amazonians fight however Antiope and many other are forced to pay the price.

On interrogating Steve with the lasso of truth they come to know about the World War. Convinced it’s an act of Ares himself, Diana wishes to go fight the war for men. Forbidden to do that, she tries to sneak out by plundering their inventory that had a lasso of truth, a shield, an outfit, and the Godkiller sword. She then leaves Themyscira with Steve alongside.

Hippolyta: If you choose to leave, you may never return.

Diana: Who will I be, if I stay?

On reaching London and delivering Dr. Maru’s note to higher authorities which included Sir Patrick Morgan (David Thewlis), they realize there’s an armistice at play. However, Steve knows about General Ludendorff’s (Danny Huston) ulterior motives. The guy headed Ottoman Empire’s weapon facility alongside Dr. Maru. He knows about Dr. Maru’s and General’s plan to release a rare form of mustard gas capable of mass murder even though both sides had called for a truce.

The Self-Proclaimed Mission

Diana, now believing Ludendorff to be Ares himself, wishes to go to the front to kill him. With Sir Patrick taking care of their money issues, Steve and Diana along with a team of three more – Sameer, Charlie, and Chief venture into the German lines. Affected by the lives of the innocents, Diana heads into the No Man’s Land herself, giving the allied forces an upper hand against the Germans.

I will fight, for those who can not fight for themselves.

She leads them into a German occupied village, freeing the villagers in the process in a rad display of her fury.

Wonder woman movie wallpaper

With an intel about a gala being held at a nearby castle, where Ludendorff was going to be present, Diana wishes to slay him right there. But Steve interferes stopping her from killing him so as to not jeopardize their plan of destroying all chemical bombs first. Ludendorff releases his gas bomb in one of the nearby villages taking thousands of lives in the process. Furious at Steve for letting people die, Diana goes off on her own to kill Ludendorff, the root of all problem.

What I do is not up to you.

She slays him only to realize the bombing doesn’t stop. She understands the bitter truth that corruption isn’t in just one soul but in entire mankind.

Ares the God of War

Just then Sir Patrick emerges out of nowhere declaring himself to be the real Ares. Ares tells her that he had simply slithered the idea of killing each other into human brains, but the inevitability of war was inbred in them all along. A fight ensues as Ares reveals Diana’s true origin. He tells her that she was the Godkiller and not the sword, since only a God could kill another God. He reveals Diana to be the last child of Zeus, and that she herself was a weapon. While fighting he tries to convince her that humanity doesn’t deserve to be saved.

Meanwhile, Steve chooses to steal the plane that carries all the gas bombs taking it away to safety and sacrifices himself.  He destroys the plane, mid-air, saving countless lives in the process. Realizing the selflessness of it all, of Steve’s sacrifice towards the greater good, Diana understands that there is still good left in the world that’s worth saving. She chooses to spare humanity. Realizing her boundless powers, absorbing energy she unleashes it in one theatrical display of pizzazz to wipe out Ares. With that, the war ends as the remaining team celebrates it gravely.

Back in the present day, Diana thanks Bruce for the photograph before continuing to serve as Wonder Woman. Fade out.

The Abstract Form of Ares

Comics and movie adaptations are nothing but theatrical representations of abstract notions. Even if you play Ares as one, you realize he is nothing but a personification of a bitter truth. That farrago of squabble that goes on in our head, of how evil we are in our ways, of how badly we look for war to prove our mettle every now and then. Ares acquaints us with it, mankind’s true nature. It is ugly, it is wicked and it does not need a body to lead itself into fire. We are incessantly burning with it. We are looking for a fight at all costs.

The final epic clash with Ares in Wonder Woman movie might as well be an abstract brush of her conscience with her mind. Trying to reason with herself if mankind is indeed worth saving. Steve’s selfless act is like a key that opens that shut door in her, that makes her realize there are people worth fighting for too. And she responds with the epiphany with her final answer:

Only love can truly save the world.

It’s an answer for us too. Not just for the sake of theatrics.

Mankind is not all scathed. We can change our thoughts for one another, and compromise on some things. We can accept terms of others and learn to live in peace. That’s the solution she comes up with. That’s the world she is willing to live in, to save those who need to be saved, to forgive, and to find love.

It was a great decision nevertheless to rope Ares in since there wasn’t anybody competitive enough to fight Wonder Woman.

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The Chemistry

The chemistry between Diana and Steve is deeply satisfying. Though they get to spend little time together, they both make it count. You could feel the realism in all the right vibes with Steve playing one of those shy and gentlemanly characters that we all adore him in, letting go of him was the hardest. You could feel the energy emanate in the wrath intermingled with intense mourning in Diana when she realizes that he had died.

still of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman

I wish we had more time.

That brief moment of farewell is poignant enough to bring tears to your eyes. Trying to make her understand what he was about to do, while she was too busy to listen, it’s brilliantly pulled off.

The Final Verdict

Wonder Woman movie is definitely a kind of flick we were all hoping for DC to deliver. It delivers it in style with Patty’s thoughtful direction and the magnificently written screenplay it becomes something more. Gal Gadot takes it to a different level altogether. Chris Pine even though wasn’t at the center of it, somehow manages to be there tied to her all along. He makes the love angle really real and fun to watch.

There might be some unrealistic things at play, but that’s comics for you, everybody! You can choose to ignore that and celebrate this rare form of female dominant superhero movie that came into existence after a whopping 12 years of drought. I say go watch Wonder Woman movie today!

PS: There are no post credit scenes here, so don’t stick around.

Check out the trailer of Wonder Woman movie here:

 

The Lego Batman Movie Review (2017) | Batman Suddenly Became Much Cooler

Just when you thought how dark Batman really is, walks in The LEGO Batman movie to prove otherwise. A bucket load of fun! The LEGO Batman Movie is everything you want to see in a good comedy. Batsy is just hilarious, is everything we found him to be like in the first Lego movie, and more. The self-obsessed narcissistic image of Batman who prefers to enjoy his own company to anyone else literally owns his own movie. His preference of solitude, of him missing his family, secretly wishing for one, aids in basically steering the story forward.

Theme of The LEGO Batman Movie (Spoilers)

The LEGO Batman movie starts the moment the mandatory precursory symbols like WB and DC begin to show up. That quintessential rugged batman voice that Will Arnett has perfected, goes in the background pointing out the darndest things that we have always secretly thought about, but never really aloud.

Black. All important movies start with a black screen. And music. Edgy, scary music that would make a parent or studio executive nervous. And logos. Really long and dramatic logos.

Then he squeezes out comedy from everything that shows up on the big screen.

Warner Bros. Why not Warner Brothers?

It wouldn’t be wrong to say it’s a movie 1 hour 44 min well utilized sans end credits of course.

Highlighting Teamwork

Introducing characters like Robin and Batgirl  highlights one thing that Batsy had been doing wrong all this time. Trying to save everyone by literally punishing his body and mind, working all by himself. He chooses to work alone even when there is useful help at hand. The LEGO Batman movie teaches you the value of family, of working together as a team and overcoming obstacles by shooting at them “Pew Pew!”

Robin: My name’s Richard Grayson, but all the kids are the orphanage call me Dick.

Batman: Well, children can be cruel.

batman batgirl and robin in the lego batman movie

Along with that cardinal theme, the flick also banks on the concept of Phantom Zone here and unleashes supervillains from every dimension. So different worlds, be it be Harry Potter, LOTR or King Kong, walk in the middle of Gotham. All those characters you have watched over the years growing up, villains that exist, villains that you have never heard about, villains created for sheer fun, they all grace you with their presence.

Joker – The Nemesis

Jokes, as Joker likes to call himself, remains the soul of this one once again. However, the twist in the tale is that he is smitten with the concept of him being the yang for Batsy’s yin. All he cares for is Batman’s attention, because Batman hasn’t been taking Joker seriously.

The Joker: You are seriously saying that there’s nothing special about us?

Batman: There is no “us”. Never will be.

He walks in with his cute perversion trying to insert that villainous element into the story. His master plan works as always cornering Bats into taking that one step that challenges him and his choices.

Meanwhile, Bane talks just the way he used to in the Nolan Universe.

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The comedy doesn’t spare anybody. It prods the Marvel Universe too with:

‘Puter: What’s the password?

Batman: Iron Man sucks!

The Unusual Pace

The only problem with the movie is its pace as far as action is concerned. It hyperjumps at the speed of light, and it’s hard to focus on what’s happening. It puts questions at the movie’s editing that takes the focus away from it. For those who can’t keep up, a second watch becomes a must.

Apart from that, it’s a joyride, that is meant to be super cool, fun, and as awesome as Batman.

Batman: Who always pays their taxes? Not Batman!

The Final Verdict

The LEGO Batman Movie proves that the LEGO animation universe is here to stay owing to their brilliant slapstick humour and exceptional timing. It takes its characters and one ups their hilarity quotient. Batman was no exception to that. That being said I would like to point out that as far as animation is concerned, DC continues to rule. \m/

Check out the trailer of The LEGO Batman movie here:

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Review (2016) | Adrenaline rush

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice is as dark as it gets. The world reeks of a Batsy who isn’t afraid to decimate, a misunderstood Sups trying to prove himself to the people, and a psychotic villain Lex who has bigger roguish plans in mind.

You are not brave. Men are brave.

Zack Snyder tries to delve into an era that began it all. He had so much to cover in a screen time that allows only a part of our life to be fantastically miracle-struck. There were so many characters to visit in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. So many criticalities to maintain without messing too much with the originality. So many action sequences to be covered, villainy to visit and a big gravitas to partake upon! Is he able to deliver? Yes! The end result is outrageously awesome!

DCEU Capes Have Come

Lo! Behold! The DC Extended Universe has finally unfurled, with a proper pledge to hold the ground this time around with Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. Zack has found a firm understructure that promises to write some impending tales of badass. We are left with open strings that are yet to find their knots and storylines that are about to become exceptional DC stories that will rummage out all extraordinary ideas in the open.

still of Jesse Eisenberg from Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

We have finally found the Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice that we have been waiting for so long. Jesse Eisenberg nails a taut Luthor who is deranged, unhinged, has the right words in the mouth, crooked and who always seems to stay ahead of the curve. He has all the features that we expect to see in a LexCorp promenade. Watch out for his screenplay! Totally owns the show!

Nod to Batfleck

Ben Affleck walks in with the right mien right from the start as he keeps finding himself reasons to hate Superman more. The dread in his voice is real and he makes Batsy scarier and better. A nod there to Ben! Ye have been accepted!

still of Ben Affleck as Batman Batfleck in darkseid story rogue superman parallel dimension

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is brilliant too. Her entry chimes with superheroic pizzazz.

Visuals and Score

Taking the levels of action-notch up a notch are Batman v Superman’s enthralling visual effects. A mind-boggling presentation that Zack scores with just the right angles! The bombardment and the annihilation come trundling from the graves of the extraordinaire. Adrenaline finds a new high!

Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL nail the flick’s music to perfection. Watch out for areas where the notes reach a new upbeat high, and tranches at alluring lows. Complements all frames magnificently!

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Spoilers Ahead

Even though there were ignorable bits in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice that try to mess with the regular flow, the consequence ups the stage of all benchmarks set prior for action movies. The Bat fighting seq that we see portrays an action akin to the video games franchise. He is ruthless and isn’t afraid to bring the house down spearheading with sheer chaos, brings complete destruction with his fighting moves.

still of Batman delivering a superpunch at a hooligan in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

Downsides of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

Things that the movie missed out on are in creating the right air for the Keefe preparation. The editing went shoddy there, as Zack fails to cash in on Scoot McNairy’s character, a talented actor who gets lost in an epic tale. Also, the parallel dimensional vision, even though a tad self-explanatory, I have reason to believe people might not have understood the reference. I could have used one step at a time rather than a hotchpotch.

Another bit, where Diana spends hours to see what is going on in the metahuman department as daft references were made through video frames, was unnecessary and we could have lived without. One step at a time, again! Also, the scavenging for Kryptonite seemed a wee bit forced, primarily to make the superheroes encounter each other.

Then there is that weird Martha moment that seems to have been badly played. Batman is too quick to forgive Superman when he hears his mother’s name. That is possibly one of the biggest flaws in the movie. It is oddly enacted and doesn’t feel right.

Knight vs Day

The big battle between the two in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice doesn’t match the levels of what we have already perceived in comics and animated series. But it is still very good as Batsy keeps acing his blows with expert lines.

still of doomsday from batman v superman dawn of justice

Doomsday makes things even better with his presence. But I feel he deserves more screen time taking into consideration the kind of villain he is, and what he means to the comic world. We meet the popular Kryptonian end in this one, but we already knew how that was supposed to pan out! Didn’t we? 😉

Highly recommended for all DC lovers and action buffs! I choose to ignore Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie’s flaws for the sheer fact that I am a loco DC buff. So good, I am going to watch this flick again.

You can check out the trailer of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice here:

Doomsday is here! Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice first look

All hail Doomsday!

The most badass trailer of Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice has hit the world. He is here. The slayer of Superman! So we know him as. The reason Superman went missing from the comic universe for a while! He has finally made his entrance (a theatrical one) into the mainstream cinema, and he wouldn’t stop at nothing to do it again in front of zillions of live audience.

People who already know him from the DC universe have gone crazy. Those who don’t know him, the aforementioned plot details would suffice. We don’t want to spoil it for ya!

Looks: So yes even I was surprised when I saw him for the first time in the trailer. He looked more like a ninja turtle if it were not for his laser wielding eyes. Some have been abominating him saying he resembles The Abomination (The Incredible Hulk villain) from the Marvel universe. Ok yes the latter resemblance was quite uncanny. Also, where did the Doomsday mane go? His bones look great. He is big too. Boy I am reminiscent already! But we don’t really care, as long as Zack keeps the storyline awesome. I just want his direction to touch Nolan heights. And fingers crossed!

Straight from a movie doomsday laser

Something tells me, the storyline isn’t going to be exactly the same as that of the comics or the animated series. His origins from the trailer seem to be Zod’s DNA or something, with some rad Luthor perversion doing some black magic in the backdrop, which is totally unlike the original story.

Whatever the reason for his existence must be or whoever is bringing him to life, we are super-psyched to have him here and thrilled to finally see him get personified into a character that actually looks good.

The world accepts you Doomsday! Welcome!