Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, super win or super fail?

 Even with the 7th highest box office opening weekend earning $166,007,347, many people who saw the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, hated it. And I can see why.

I agree that the movie took a while to really get interesting, but when it did, I thought it was entertaining but not worth the $12.50 to see it in theaters.

At first glance, Superman may seem like he has nearly every superpower and almost no weaknesses, and Batman has a cool car and a lot of money. No contest.

The reason why they are fighting is because Batman sees Superman as a threat. They are trying to achieve the same goal, justice, but they just have different ways of going about it.

“He has the power to wipe out the entire human race, If we believe there is even a one percent chance that he is our enemy, we have to take it as a one percent certainty!” said Bruce Wayne, Batman, in the film.

“The world has been so caught up with what he can do that no one has asked what he should do,” said Senator Finch (Batman’s ally).

“He understands that Batman is trying to do this justice thing, but Clark’s view is entirely different. His view is to go about it in an ethical manner while Batman is at any cost.” said Henry Cavill, Superman actor in an interview with Impact Online.

The charming Ben Affleck makes a great Batman in my opinion, and as I watched the film, it did seem possible for Batman to defeat Superman. and Henry Cavill makes a SUPER Superman. In fact in a female perspective, he is the best part of the film.

“Once you see Batman and Superman standing, looking at each other in a movie, now anything is possible.””

— Zack Synder, Director

Lex Luthor, the main villain of the movie, encourages the fight between Superman and Batman by threatening to kill Superman’s “mother.” The plot thickens with fantastic measures to save the day.

Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot was my least favorite part of the film. Her character in the movie was just too overly dramatic. I guess that I had my expectations too high for her. She had a small amount of screen time. I just hope in the future Justice League and the upcoming Wonder Woman, she gets a bit more of character development. That movie comes out in 2017.

My dad was more positive about the film, giving it an “Anderson A-.” “The movie held true to comic book versions of previous Batman versus Superman fights and made it believable that Batman could somehow outwit and defeat an indestructible force such as Superman,” said Seven Anderson. (My dad is an avid fan and grew up reading hundreds of comics).

With a name like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice it obviously hinted at future plans for the Justice League to form. The Justice League is a team made up of superheros. The original group had Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman.

At the end of the film,  Batman even asks Wonder Woman if she will help him assemble the Justice League. That’s the best teaser for the future.