By Quinton R. Arthur
“Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” came to theatres last Friday.
For the good parts, director Zack Synder continued his tradition of movies like “300” and “Watchmen” with the visual elements of “Batman v. Superman:Dawn of Justice.” Many questioned the success of Ben Affleck as Batman with his poor performance as Marvel’s “Daredevil” in 2008, but he certainly cast out any doubt with his broody disposition in the film and unforgiving fighting style.
Now, for the not so good parts. The building of an entire DC shared universe in one movie makes the movie seemed packed and somewhat rushed. The beginning cuts to different scenes quickly and the cameos of other heroes, though exciting, seemed to be somewhat nonessential to the plot.
Villain Lex Luthor’s plan are put together in an almost haphazardly way. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman does not shine until the final confrontation.
DC goes against traditions and fans knowledge of characters. Lex Luthor is not the stable-minded, manipulative genius he is in comics, but instead an eccentric, almost immature character with superhero grievance. Batman uses guns and kills freely in the movie, two things contradictory to his character.
Though the plot will confuse many in the beginning, by the end of the movie, it is all made clear the movie was used to set-up future DC movies. Avid superhero fans will go surely for seeing their favorite characters in film, while casual movie goers will enjoy the action. The movie is worth seeing, but maybe during a matinee.