Movie: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Direction: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot
Music: Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL
Cinematographer: Larry Fong
Editor: David Brenner
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
What is it about: This film serves as a sequel to “Man Of Steel” and builds up as a prelude to “Justice League”. This sequel is directed by Zack Snyder, where Batman and Superman fight it out to save the mankind.
Why it’s disappointing: I didn’t find any fault in the film and neither felt it was too long. May be the folks at Hollywood are used to short runtime. This space can rest for this movie.
What to watch out for: Since the announcement of this film, there has been great anticipation for it. As the two of the most celebrated superheroes of DC comics are pitted against each other. Most of the fans and audience were quite sceptical about this movie and when the makers announced who’s going to be “Batman” the fans grew anxious with many questions. That in fact brought in more moolah to their movie. End of the day everything turned out well.
This film has an opening which shows the creative eye of Zack Snyder, who keeps the film from Bruce’s perspective and make the audience buy that. It has an amazing opening which recaps the inner demon which Bruce fights and turns out to become “Batman”. It was conceptualized well by Zack and was a sweet one.
The film has a run time of 153 minutes and trust me it does not dies out at any moment. I felt the momentum building up at every node. Zack did a great job in choosing the actors who fit the characters aptly.
Ben Affleck, everyone had a huge concern on how he would fill the shoes of Christian Bale. But he did that with great finesse and style. He adapted the character like he was playing it right from the beginning. He had the right proportion of grim, grit and wit required to be Bruce and as well as Batman.
Henry Cavill, he reprises the role of Superman and is the far the best Superman till date. He’s great in that cape and the suit has improved to a great level. You can actually see him as Clark Kent as well as Son of Krypton.
Jesse Eisenberg, a find by Zack who was the best. He had a great amount freak filled in him, which exuberates evil in abundance. Jesse was great and gave a stupendous performance as Lex Luthor.
Finally a character which steals the show towards the end. I introduce you to the spectacular “Wonder Woman” played by Gal Gadot. She was kick ass, in the game where men were fighting it hard, she ate the cake like it was never there. An Amazing character and Gal Gadot came out great and definitely created a huge fan base. Waiting to see more of this character in future DC movies.
The film had delectable cinematography by Larry Fong, who did a fantastic job in capturing the tender moments between the intense fight sequences. The IMAX was handled really well by him giving us a great viewing experience. David Brenner was quite sharp in editing this huge film, it may run for quite long but was kept at a pretty tight leash.
The VFX, 3D and IMAX went well with each other which makes you jump off the seats during few scenes. The sound was perfectly designed complimenting the visuals. The score by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL was riveting, they brought in mayhem with their magic and did a fantastic job in adding more zest to the film.
Verdict: Zack Snyder balanced the grandiosity between the two larger than life characters. This kept the sanity between the fans, which was appreciated. It is everything a superhero movie is expected of, and one which keeps you in knots with its great writing. Walk in with an open mind and get blown away by the stupendous characters. Definitely worth a watch, if possible catch this one the largest screen possible and preferably IMAX.