“I bet your parents taught you that you mean something, that you’re here for a reason. My parents taught me a different lesson, dying in the gutter for no reason at all… They taught me the world only makes sense if you force it to.”
- What is this movie about?
This movie picks up right after “Man of Steel”. While Superman was fighting General Zod (and destroying Metropolis), Bruce Wayne was also in the city and was witness to all the disaster that the Man of Steel caused to the city. So the Bat Man is going to take justice in his own hands …
- Why should you watch it?
First of all. This is NOT a Marvel movie. So Marvel groupies, out! Unless you are a comic lovers and you will watch whatever you can/want, then please stay. Secondly, as this is NOt a Marvel movie, don’t expect it to be or make you feel like a Marvel movie. Forget The Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man etc… This movie is not just action and laughs, no. This is a DC movie, meaning that everything is darker and there is less action than what we are used to and there is more thinking. At some point it might be nearer the X-Men universe than anything else, if we try to find a superhero movie to compare it to.
The plot might have some wholes, and somethings might have been added without a second though (those computer files…) but everything must have an explanation that we will see in the Justice League movies (hope so). The whole movie is dark. The colors are dark to explain a dark story, which is good, as this is different of what we are lately used too. The special and visual effects are simply amazing, really good developed. And then, we have the music, sometimes the music is THE main character of the movie, it tell you what is happening without the need to watch anything. Well, then we have the characters:
Man of Steel. We already saw him in the previous movie so watching him here and doing what he does doesn’t surprise us anymore. We are just used to his presence.
Batman. After “The Dark Knight Trilogy” the quality of this superheroes was really high. First reaction when we got the news that Ben Affleck would play him was: WTF!? But hey, keep calm and bat one. There is a reason why he was chosen. This is an old Batman that we are seeing, behind were those young days we were used to. He does a great job so let the man be! Watch Gone Girl if you want more proof about it!
Lois Lane. She kind of is the reason this movie goes forward. Sometimes you are like, what is this woman doing!! But please, don’t be mean with her. Remember some Mary Jane Watson? Was she useful? She is just a human being.
Lex Luthor. Crazy Lex. Hairy Lex (don’t get disappointed and wait). He is the villain of the movie, or more likely, the villain in disguise as we see him there and we know he is doing something but we are so focused on the Batman vs Superman fight that we might forget he is supposed to be a bad guy.
Wonder Woman. She is THE best thing of this movie. (Pity we don’t see her in action until waaaay into the movie). But when she enters, she really makes an entrance! It’s like, “move out you fools, here I come!!” That music is really catchy and you just feel like starting kicking people around. Cannot wait to watch her stand alone one. Here you can listen to her theme.
- Did you know?
– Hans Zimmer composed a separate theme for each superhero in this film (except for Batman), which is set to be featured in The Justice League Part One (2017) and in each superhero’s stand-alone movie as well.
– Ben Affleck gained an additional 20 lbs of muscle and reached 8% body fat for his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
– Ben Affleck asked Christian Bale for any advice he could give about playing Batman. Bale told him to “make sure you can piss in that suit.” The two men met quite by accident in a costume shop. They were each buying a Batman costume for their kids.
– The batsuit that Ben Affleck wears is based on Batman’s suit in the comic book “The Dark Knight Returns,” written by Frank Miller and published in 1986.
– This will be the tenth time Batman has been portrayed since 1943. Superman, on the other hand, has been portrayed sixteen times since 1939.
– As the camera tracks through one of the abandoned buildings, the graffito “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes” can be seen on a wall in the foreground. The usual translation of this Latin phrase is “Who Watches the Watchmen?” and is thus a key reference to Zack Snyder’s prior film and the graphic novel “Watchmen,” where the translated phrase partially appears in many frames. It is also the key philosophical question underlying the conflict in this film.
– The visual of Martha’s necklace being broken by the firing of the gun held by that mugger and the dream sequence featuring Bruce being lifted into the sky by bats are taken from “The Dark Knight Returns”.
– This movie depicts the geographical location between Gotham and Metropolis.
– The quote from Lex Luthor to Lois Lane on the roof top “Lane. Lo in the morning. Lola in slacks” mimics that of Humbert Humbert in Lolita 1997 in which Jeremy Irons stared.