People have been waiting since the announcement in 2014 at the San Diego Comic Con to see what Batman and Superman would look like together on the big screen. After months of reading about actors and watching new trailers it is finally time to get a movie ticket and see what all the fuss is about. Though it was an entertaining film, it looks like it will not live up to the hype. With a respectable plot and good actors, the movie should have been a hit. Sadly, it may have tried to fit too much into one film.
Batman and Superman together are big enough names to draw in a crowd. With other comic legends like Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor and Doomsday being added to the list the film was becoming a little too crowded. While Wonder Woman was put into the film in a believable way, the outcome would not have been much different if she had not been there. It became obvious toward the end that she may be included in a Justice League movie sometime in the future, but in this particular movie she was not needed. There were also many cuts to the plot lines of minor characters took away from the main story line and slowed down the film. With the 151-minute run time there were quite a few scenes that could have been left out.
The script itself was good. It was easy to follow without being too obvious, and touching to a point where the audience could really bond with the characters. Every character that is except Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg. In the comic books Lex is one of Superman’s “big bads.” In the film it felt as though Lex should be scary and domineering however Eisenberg played him sort of like a cartoon villain. It was difficult to take him seriously when he was threatening Superman. Thankfully he was not the only evil to combat the good guys. If he was many would have probably tried to get their money back.
Overall Batman V Superman was an enjoyable, if not excessively long, film. There were some clear flaws and poor choice in actors, but nothing that would completely condemn it. The audience will laugh when they should laugh, and be scared when something awful is about to happen. It will most likely not be receiving any major awards, but it is a good enough time if you need to kill some time with the kids.…