Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot
Following the destructive climactic battle in Man of Steel, Bruce Wayne and many others have doubts whether Superman’s intentions are purely benevolent. Young Lex Luthor manipulates this situation to pit the two superheroes against one another. The Marvel Cinematic Universe releases have made billions in the recent years. Now DC Comics joins the game with its DC Extended Universe. The second movie in the franchise is no better than the first one, although it brings together two of its biggest superheroes, with guest appearances from the likes of Wonder Woman and Flash. It’s plot-heavy, bloated and seemingly endless at 150 minutes, and it continues in the same murky style as Man of Steel and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. There are a few powerful dramatic moments along the way, but the action set pieces are by and large forgettable. The inevitable fight scene between Batman and Superman is just stupid.