Batman vs. Superman, a Man versus God movie; as a sequel to Man of Steel: It was an enjoyable film. Overall I liked the movie, it came with explosions and intense fighting scenes; I didn’t feel like there was one moment of slowness. I disliked Lex Luther as I felt he was portrayed as the Joker with chaos and cookie humor to be his guideline, versus a money maniacal madman. His moves would still be calculated, but Superman could see it hidden behind his political lifestyle.
This movie starts off with Batman, and a quick montage of that one moment in his life that set the wheel in motion for him becoming the Dark Knight. We then switch over to Lois Lane and her reporting on events that lead to Superman rescuing her. This story leads to a controversy where Superman saves the women he loves, as reported by the local tribeswomen who believe he killed the terrorist group.
In Batman vs. Superman, Batman is already jaded at criminals, and at odds with the man who brought the destruction of his towers and the people of Metropolis two years ago, to want to take down the Man of Steel. Now Batman begins to research anything and everything he can to take down this Godly menace.
In the movie, Lois Lane looks to Superman/Clark Kent and try’s to be his shining light in this moment of crisis. And just like that, we are introduced to Lex Luther, a man already snapped, a man too attached to power that anything above him must be taken down. He grabs the aid of the Senate whether they want to help him or not. He leads the Dark Knight down a path of revenge that he might return from. And Superman seeing this from above has no choice but to take the hit so that others can live another day.
While all this is happening WonderWoman walks into the scene and tries to keep her past from coming back to the surface. Her appearance as a person with power adds to the shake of Bruce’s world. Batman saw the earth as man’s domain, and there enough problems in the world already. That a super being like Superman shouldn’t bring their problems to us.
Since all of mankind is powerless to stop Superman, there can be no assurance that he is good. As Batman believes in justice only man or Batman himself can bring the world justice.
This leads everyone to wonder when she will come in to aid the heroes, on their path to stop Doomsday. This movie ends with a moment of despair for some fans and a reveal for fans waiting on the sideline. With Flash, Wonder Women and Aquaman a Justice League movie won’t be far down this tunnel that we walked into.
Though I didn’t like Lex Luther in this story, I did like this film, it had great fighting scenes, twists, and a Batman character arc. I really felt like I was watching a David vs. Goliath movie. It was David story, a human and a rough man of Justice too blind to see what Goliath really was, maybe until it was too late.
Rating: I give it 4 out of 5 stars