Director: Zack Snyder.
In the aftermath of the battle and destruction between Superman (Cavill) and General Zod in Man of Steel (2013), some no longer see Superman as a symbol for hope, but a potential threat.
Someone who believes the latter is Batman (Affleck) who was in the city of Metropolis during the attack.
On the other hand, Superman instead believes Batman to be the dangerous one; a menace who sees himself above the law. A resentful rivalry between the two ensues.
But when a new threat rises in the shape of Luthor (Eisenberg) the two must team up, with the help of Wonder Woman (Gadot) to protect the cities of Gotham and Metropolis.
Review, by Claire Durrant
DC Comics take on Marvel...let the cinematic battle commence!
Or perhaps not in an big-screen transfer which rather too often trips over it's own shortcomings (gapingly obvious plot-holes, under-developed characters and some decidedly rickety performances).
But despite the films legion of major downfalls, there are still enjoyable moments in the film. Zack Snyder has always been a director who has chosen style over substance. So what he lacks in storytelling, he makes up for with an impressive cinematography. 300 (2006) Watchmen (2009) and Sucker Punch (2011) vary as decent films, but all of them are beautiful to observe.
Snyder and cinematographer Fong have collaborated perfectly to create impressive backgrounds to this film; Gotham with its gritty realism, and the idealism of Metropolis.
Furthermore, the fight scenes whether they be Batman versus criminals or Batman versus Superman are fluid in motion and choreographed exceedingly well.
There are other reasons why this film works, but there are plenty more of other reasons why this film does not.
In the end though, whether your a fan giddy with the idea of two superheroes fighting one another, or a critic appalled by the outcome, Batman V Superman did give us the 'Sad Affleck' meme, and that gives the film a win in my opinion.
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Cast and Credits
Producers: Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder.
Writers: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer.
Camera: Larry Fong.
Music: Junkie XL, Hans Zimmer.
Sets: Patrick Tatopoulos.
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Diane Lane.