It’s become tradition now, to ask the previous incumbent of a role currently being portrayed, just what they thought. Everybody wants to know what Timothy Dalton, or Pierce Brosnan makes of the latest Daniel Craig movie, just like everybody wants to know what Brandon Routh, or Dean Cain think about Henry Cavill.
Well, Dain Cain has given his review of Batman V Superman:Dawn of justice. It contains spoilers.
“My son hated it because Superman died. It made me very happy that he took it so personally and that he has such a strong connection to the character (laughs). The movie obviously was so well made; the effects were incredible. It was too long, though, and I admit, I dozed off a tiny bit, but maybe that’s because I was tired after a lot of traveling. Ben was great as Batman and Henry is a very good Superman. This incarnation is so dark compared to the lightness of the Superman I’ve grown to know and love, as seen in the two versions that I grew up with — Christopher Reeve and myself. That’s the only difference to me. [This movie] inhabits a dark world and Superman is such an alien in that world. Wonder Woman is really easy on the eyes, and I love that they introduced the other guys, the Justice League, because those stories are very cool. I loved how they did that. But I don’t see how you have a Justice League without Superman.”
I know I’m going against the grain here, but I actually enjoyed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was a deeply flawed movie, but it wasn’t as bad as people want it to be.
If you have seen the movie, then you know that there are glimpse into the DCU. One of those involves a Robin suit, in a glass display case with “HAHAHA The Joke’s On You Batman” graffitied on it.
Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder sat down with IGN, to explain that scene:
“In my mind, it was that Robin had died 10 years earlier, during some run-in with a young Joker, so there was a fun backstory there to play with. I felt like the whole idea was that there had been loss and there had been sacrifice. In a weird way, he had sacrificed everything to be Batman. He doesn’t really have a life outside the cave. I thought that including Robin, a dead Robin, was helping us understand that he’s been on quite a little journey.”
Fresh from it’s worldwide debut at San Diego comic con, here’s the trailer the world has been waiting for. I got goose bumps watching this. I can’t wait. Roll on 2016.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before”.
Batman V Superman:Dawn of Justice is released worldwide in March 2016.
A pirated copy of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has been doing the rounds online for a few days. Because of that, Warner Bros have officially released it four days early.
A lot of fans have expressed their disappointment in the trailer, citing that it’s too grim and gritty for them. Personally, I loved the trailer. I’m an outspoken fan of man of steel. The movie had its problems, but overall I thought it worked well in reintroducing the character to a modern audience, as well as building a new universe.
Batman V Superman:Dawn of justice is based loosely based on the Batman fans bible, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, so obviously the movie will have a dark tone to it.
As for Ben Affleck AKA Batfleck, I think he looks fantastic. I’ve been an outspoken advocate of his casting. I think this will be a great portrayal of the Dark Knight. It sounds like he has a built in voice synthesiser built in to his suit, to disguise his voice. Which I think is a genius movie, it hasn’t been done before and resolves the criticism Bale’s Batman voice received.
Now let’s just hope that Zack Snyder finally got his hands on a tripod.