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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Batman vs Superman

It's worth the price of admission

By Gary;

I am a few days late, but no force could keep me away from the Batman vs Superman film.

Zack Snyder is one of my favorite directors with films like Dawn of the Dead (2004), 300 (2007) and Watchmen (2009).

Though I disliked his Man of Steel, repeated viewings have brought me around.

My main complaint with Batman vs Superman is an excess of characters and minor sub-plots eating up screen time and making the film too long.  Lop off 15 minutes from the slow front end of the film, and add that time to the back end action climax would have been better.

With that needed trimming the film is very watchable.

Ben Affleck is a surprisingly good Batman and Henry Cavill rocks as Superman. Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman character was not developed well or perhaps she does not have the needed screen presence. When her own Wonder Woman film comes out in 2017 we will see which it is. Jesse Eisenberg is a great Lex Luthor.

The first Avengers film was stunningly good. Kicking off the Justice league we see Batman vs Superman is a far weaker film than The Avengers but still worth the price of admission.

Rating:  7 out of 10

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