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By Kaylyn Ahrenstein
“Batman vs. Superman” was supposed to be a great film about the two heroes fighting against each other. Instead, what the audience got was a film of flash backs, dreams, two separate storylines and one random monster.
There were problems that extended beyond the plot. The villain, Lex Luthor who was portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, had no motive and was characterized as insane even though he was a genius in the comics. Unfortunately, the actor couldn’t even portray insanity well and the film felt off.
Just when it seemed as if the movie couldn’t get any worse, there were at least four other heroes mentioned that had no relevance to the film. “Batman vs Superman” could easily be called “Night of a Thousand Cameos.” The script itself was poorly written and the staging wasn’t any better. Scenes were cut with poor timing, which made the movie incredibly choppy and frustrating to watch. To make matters worse, there were two fight scenes crammed into the last chunk of the movie. The first fight lasted about 10 minutes and the other about 25 minutes.
Now, considering the title of the film, one would think the main fight would be between Batman and Superman. Well it wasn’t. The 10 minute fight was between Batman and Superman which led to them becoming friends again, and then came the fight against a monster. They only fought each other for a short time. The rest of the movie was just plain boring. As the audience left the theater, the common reaction was: “What did I just spend my money on?”
Thankfully, there was one good thing about this movie. Batman was portrayed by Ben Affleck and he did an excellent job. He made sure that the role was serious, the way Batman should be played. The character’s scenes were well done. However, Batman’s “elderly” butler did not fit the part. Alfred, the butler, was sarcastic in this film. He looked only five years older than Batman himself. Alfred is supposed to be old and serious, but instead he looked as if he could be Batman’s older brother.
On Superman’s side of the story, Lois Lane was played by Amy Adams. She did a lovely job being kidnapped every 20 minutes. Lois Lane was always in danger from start to finish, and it honestly didn’t help the movie. However, she did truly play the part well. She was sincere and had a great romantic interest in Superman, despite her other flaws.
Over all this film was disappointing to the audience. It wasn’t well made, it was poorly cast, and it difficult to watch. I would definitely recommend choosing to watch a different movie. I wasted money and time, please don’t waste yours