I watched Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. I enjoyed the film, I liked about half of it – though I could be the only person who did – but I couldn’t help thinking all of this once I left the cinema. Some good thoughts, some bad (SPOILERS AHEAD):
Henry Cavill really does look good in glasses!
And so I am not just objectifying Mr Cavill, I really do think he makes a good Superman. He is still the wholesome hero, but he has an edge to him.
Batffleck (Ben Affleck as Batman) makes up for Bendevil (Ben Affleck as Daredevil).
Jeremy Irons as Alfred is almost – but not quite – as good as Michael Caine.
Even in an average superhero film, Amy Adams is an amazing actress (start the campaign for her to get an Oscar now Leo has his!) But she was always a bit wet in this film – she seemed to be the only person getting rained on!
Jesse Eisenberg really does talk too fast. Stop, breathe: go slower.
Gal Gadot, as usual, is brilliant.
The film industry needs to realise that Scoot McNairy is a great actor, and give him bigger and better roles.
Doomsday looked like a Lord of the Rings troll on steroids.
Waaay too much slow-motion! It worked in 300, but not in this. Yawn.
It needed more wide shots – it makes it so much easier to follow the action (take a note from Christopher Nolan!!) than the cutting back and forth to close ups and mid shots.
They need to make 3D glasses that fit OVER normal glasses!! I looked like an idiot and the narrowed and slightly blurry vision made me feel a bit queasy.
And for the most spoiler-ish thoughts:
I wish they had either showed more of the other Justice League members more or not at all.
And to quote Pippin from Return of the King – ‘He’s not dead! He’s not dead!’