Three years after the release of Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder is back with his new superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Inspired loosely by the 1986 comic series, The Dark Knight Returns, Snyder’s new movie brings back the two heroes, Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), plotted as rivals against each other once again. Dawn of Justice follows the two rivals as they attempt to target each other through a variety of means, seeing each other as potential threats. Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), the CEO of LexCorp, also sees Superman as his archenemy, and is also obsessed with defeating him. For the casual moviegoer, Dawn of Justice is a perfect movie to unwind with your friends and enjoy …show more content…
Despite a dramatic build-up, the entire story seemed to fall apart when Luthor’s creation, the CGI mess Doomsday, seemingly comes out of nowhere and adds to the terrible resolution of the story, making bad into worse. Littered with plot holes (such as Superman retrieving the kryptonite spear instead of Batman, Batman murdering people despite being notable for not killing anyone, or even Superman’s ability to fly while holding the spear, despite almost drowning from its presence moments earlier), the conclusion of Dawn of Justice, in layman’s terms, is a joke.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a great movie for the casual moviegoer, complete with a good storyline, great acting, and a great concept overall. While I did enjoy much of the movie, the last act of the movie is a disaster compared to the rest of the movie. The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat for much of the movie. However, many viewers may be disappointed with their choice of ending. Possibly, Dawn of Justice is just a movie that is a “thought too big for little
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He fears that she would, as Boas states, feel “intense displeasure ” (607) were she to know his true identity. For Clark Kent, truly, “the teachings of earlier childhood remain…the truth which is never doubted (Boas 609). Ultimately, his love for Lois Lane forces Superman/Clark Kent to choose which life to live. Deciding to live life as a mortal with Lois Lane, he must give up his powers. Unknown to the pair, at the same time a trio of evil Kryptonians, all possessing the same powers as Superman, have begun to enslave all of mankind. Upon hearing this, the powerless Clark Kent decides that he must set aside his own feelings, and even the feelings of Lois Lane, in order to act for the benefit of the majority. He acts against the desires of Clark Kent, and therefore the culture of his Earth upbringing, and instead acts according to the responsibilities of a hero, therefore embracing the culture of his Kryptonian parents. Clark Kent undergoes a rebirth as he succeeds in regaining his powers, becoming Superman once again. Empowered with the strength and determination to defeat his opponents, Superman conquers the evil Kryptonians and returns peace to the world
The film begins with Bruce Wayne, Batman, recalling his parent’s murder. We are introduced to an older dark Batman who brands and kills criminals. Throughout the film, we are reminded of the destruction that superman has caused in Metropolis when he indirectly destroyed the city. Lex Luthor takes advantage of the situation by manipulating Batman to hate Superman (Clark Kent), and capturing Superman's mother forcing the heroes to fight each other. Furthermore, the character Bruce Wayne, in Batman v Superman (BVS), illustrates a clear example of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of evidence of flashbacks, impulsive behavior and his inability to sleep.
The tone is very dark and Grimm showing Superman at his lowest point. On page 122 Superman was knocked down and this is his weakest point in the book, but he feels like he has to defeat him alone because doomsday has already taking out the Justice League but he takes out the monster on the next page, in turn though, sacrifices himself in the process.
Batman sees the destruction of Superman and Zod who happened to have the same powers as Superman because they were from the same planet, Krypton. Then Superman acknowledges that Batman has a brutal kind of justice and wants to get him through his work at the news network, Daily Planet. I also found connections to their progressions in the film. Bruce starts off wanting to kill Clark, and along the way he finds Wonder Woman, according to the end of the movie, Bruce realizes that Superman is good for humanity because he sacrificed his life by killing the mutant. In turn, Superman comes to Batman’s aid because he saved his mother from Lex Luther. Both characters have arisen to be friends, and understand that they both need each other. Extra elements from the journey is the fact that the object that was almost used to kill Clark by Bruce’s hand is the object found by Lois to destroy the mutant and sadly Superman. Through this scene we recognize that there are two katabasis’, one is the fight scene where Superman is almost killed by the bat, and the other is when they both fight the mutant together.
In conclusion we can clearly see that Batman, although flawed in many different aspects of life, is a hero. A hero who fights and kills and gives us the chills, but never the less saves the day in amazing fashion and we leave the theatre with a good feeling deep in our cores because we feel that Batman saved the
The Dark Knight is one of the most realistic superhero movie ever made. The main theme of the movie is good versus evil. This theme is highlighted through the acts of Batman and the Joker. With the help of the district attorney and Jim Gordon, Batman aims to put an end to the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city of Gotham. Definition of superhero. Gotham is relatively peaceful until a criminal known as the Joker puts Gotham in a state of a reign of terror in the city. He is willing to kill people forward his agenda, but Batman fights crime without taking lives. The movie makes the point that vigilante justice is justifiable in certain circumstances and to some extent glorifies it. Batman is a more powerful character because he fights against injustice and corruption in Gotham city. Batman`s parents were murdered before his eyes as a child. Batman has a great deal of wealth. The events and circumstances in Batman`s life lead him to be a leader of vigilante justice in Gotham.
The Bruce Wayne we meet at the beginning of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” is very different to the man we see at the films end. In the beginning we see Bruce Wayne as a crippled, weak, recluse who is broken emotionally as well as physically. He has isolated himself from the rest of society & has lost his motivation & will to live. Crime has virtually disappeared under the Harvey Dent Act & Batman is no longer needed in Gotham. By the conclusion of the film we see that Bruce Wayne has found the motivation & the will to live again. He has re-found his fear of death whilst imprisoned in the pit & has escaped to return to Gotham to fight Bane & retake the city from his clutches. We now see him as a man fighting for the survival of
In a movie where good and evil are divided by a very thin line, the Dark Knight rises up to fight against injustice and corruption in Gotham City. An action sequel to the original Batman Begins, this installment is a lot darker filled with more explosion, twists, and suspense. For the first time, a comic has been integrated into the issues of the real world. With the help of District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining mob members and clean the streets of Gotham for good. Their success is only short-lived when they encounter the Joker, a mysterious mastermind who is out to prove that nobility cannot hold in a world of anarchy.
Batman: The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan is non-stop action thriller that continually did the unexpected. The film is based off of the original Batman comic book but additionally changes the perception of the everyday world as good to naturally bad. Throughout the movie, Batman stands for honesty and goodness while the Joker is a symbolism of chaos and evil. Both sides are forced to make quick-witted decisions in order to stop the opposing vigilante from doing his desired work. The citizens of Gotham are put in the heart of this circumstance and feel obligated to go against their values to stop the chaos. Numerous people habitually pursue their dreams and values but often become blinded from their
In 2005 Christopher Nolan spearheaded the commercial re-boot of the Batman franchise with the movie Batman Begins, the movie achieved wide critical acclaim, and, subsequently generated, talk of a sequel. In the summer of 2008, after a vast amount of advertising and viral marketing, the highly anticipated sequel was finally released. The film 'The Dark Knight' grossed almost $67,165,092 in its first day and went on to break countless box office records. Later the next year the film won 2 Oscars and was nominated for a further 6, one award won was the 'Best Supporting Actor' award which the late Heath Ledger posthumously received, for his portrayal of the 'Joker'. Due to Ledger's untimely death the film gained even more
Now in these days everyone one likes to read comic books since they became part of our society. What makes them interesting is how entertaining they could get giving us different points of views on different stories of superheroes. Many of us believe that “Classic superheroes stories are wildly fun, suspenseful and exciting” (Tom and Matt Morris) forgetting the idea of what really makes a hero. Different perceptions of superheroes are considered based on their wrong actions and way of thinking. Frank’s Miller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is one of the comic books that make us “rethink the conception of the superhero and press each of us to reconsider some of the fundamental moral principles
Batman's a whole other story. The filmmakers have worked out the mask problems from the previous film; Bale fills the suit with grace and danger. His voice is disguised as well - it's now a bass-heavy synthesized whisper. The character seems more than ever an extension of his high-tech toys (like the neat-o Bat-scooter that pops out of the Batmobile at one point, ecstatically rearing up like the Lone Ranger's Silver). He represents a citizen's darkest urges, though, and it eats at him. He's Dirty Harry crossed with Hamlet.
Government agent Amanda Waller has a plan to deal with the sudden, Superman-heralded “metahuman” threat to the world, by therefore assembling the worlds most dangerous bad guys into an emergency super-team. And when Midway City becomes the ravaged heart of a plot to stub out the human race, that’s exactly what she does, with expectedly unexpected results.If Marvel has the best superheroes, so the geek-logic goes, then DC has the coolest villains around. So it’s only sensible they’re finally placed front, center and in the firing line. Filling its entire super-team with previously never seen before antagonists, Suicide Squad represents a fast-speed sprint of a catch-up for the rapidly unfolding DC Cinematic Universe. And, on that front at least, it’s makes for a great never seen before film.
In the 2013 film Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, an up and coming British actor, portrayed Kal-El. Mr. Cavill brought a cool and quiet, yet at times very detached and alien performance that did not elicit a similar sentiment from me as did Mr. Reeve’s portrayal. This was due in part to the story being retooled in favor of a bold retelling of his origins. The story now focused on him being an alien from a distant planet whose attempts to integrate into society are further complicated because he feels humanity is not ready to accept him for who he is and what that represents. The change to the storytelling dynamic also afforded a closer look at the main protagonist’s relationship with both his birth father, Jor-El and his adoptive father on Earth, Jonathan Kent. Also, in comparison to Superman The Movie, the opening sequences of Man of Steel provided a more intimate portrait of the last days of Krypton, his home planet. This of course served to better flesh out more of the backstory for Kal-El and provided new insight into what had become a relatively one dimensional character in the comic books over the years. The apparent aim was to create a connection with this larger than life character that we as the audience would come to understand in ways that went simply beyond knowing the persona of Superman.