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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE | Film Review

RELEASED: March 25th 2016
DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder
WRITTEN BY: Chris Terrio & David S. Goyer
PRODUCED BY: Charles Roven & Deborah Snyder
MUSIC BY: Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL
STARRING: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne & Holly Hunter

What if Batman was real?

A figure so traumatised by a childhood event that he dresses up as a devilish creature and administers his own brand of ‘justice’ to those he feels deserves it. He would be brutal, unrelenting and focused; he would have a complete disregard for the lives of those he pursues.

This is definitely the case in this milestone superhero movie epic. Batman takes down criminals with a brutality akin to his fighting style in the Arkham games; his fight choreography is both beautiful and harsh. It works well, until the film gets to its titular battle, at which point all that brutality is focused on Superman. At which point you’re once again reminded just what you’re watching: Something unpleasant.

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Posted by on July 9, 2018 in DC

 

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MAN OF STEEL | Blu-Ray Review

RELEASED: June 14th 2013
DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder
WRITTEN BY: David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan
PRODUCED BY: Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas & Deborah Snyder
MUSIC BY: Hans Zimmer
STARRING: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane & Laurence Fishburne

I remember when this film came out, I had no real interest in seeing it. I wasn’t really all that big on Superman, and much preferred the heroes over at Marvel, and the films that had begun spinning out of their series. An exception, of course, was Batman, and as such I had loved The Dark Knight series (there was a point during my teenage years where I would even watch Dark Knight every Saturday evening after bringing food home from the takeaway I worked at).

But then my friends invited me along to see it, and I instantly fell in love. And not only did I fall in love with the film, but I also began to fall in love with the character of Superman.

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Posted by on July 2, 2018 in DC

 

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