While the whole world is divided on their opinion about Superman being their savior of the distressed or the evil claiming innocent lives, the vigilante from Gotham city – the Batman is disturbed by the repercussions of the Superman’s actions, decides to take him on. With Batman against Superman, Lex Luthor emerges as the orchestrator behind all these manipulations in his quest for insurmountable power. Now, Superman and Batman have to take the same side to stop Lex Luthor from doing the unthinkable.
Running Time:
152 min
Release date:
24 March 2016
Directed by:
Zack Snyder
Produced by:
Charles Roven
Deborah Snyder
Written by:
Chris Terrio
David S. Goyer
Based on:
Characters published by
DC Comics
Ben Affleck
Henry Cavill
Amy Adams
Jesse Eisenberg
Diane Lane
Laurence Fishburne
Jeremy Irons
Holly Hunter
Music by:
Hans Zimmer
Junkie XL
Shot by:
Larry Fong
Editing by:
David Brenner
Distributed by:
Warner Bros. Pictures

What’s Hot

  • Henry Cavill has more emotions to enact in this flick than the previous one. In a role where despite his amazing abilities he isn’t trying to lord anything over anyone and is really just trying to do the right thing the best way he can – he just plays out his part neatly. Be it the moment where he allows the love for his mom take over his anger or the scene where he puts up a brave face in front of the inquiry commission, his acting is clearly brought to the forefront.
  • Ben Affleck turns out to be a sneakily perfect Batman, the right blend of tortured psychopath and sleazy billionaire. Even though he may be pictured as the grumpiest ever Batman on screen, he makes up for that with his flair and well-captured battle sequences – both inside and out of vehicles. Affleck and Cavill work well together with both of certainly hunky enough for the beefcakes they portray.
  • Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, the one hero largely undebated about her superpowers, is the one character that actually enlivens the movie. The Fast And Furious girl looks like she owns the Wonder Woman role and is a real welcome addition. She tries to keep the sinking ship afloat. Wouldn’t be a surprise if we see more of her in further installments.
  • Jesse Eisenberg plays Lex Luthor who is being portrayed as the most irritating screen baddie in recent times. A fidgety symphony of gibbered words and out-of-context giggles has been carried off pretty well by this ‘Now you see me’ star.
  • Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL have done a pretty fine job scoring the background music and have come up with some exciting themes that augur well with the mood of the whole film.

What’s Not

  • By trying the ‘convince-all’ propensities is where Batman v Superman capitulates and loses all impulsiveness. The moments of joy are far too few. One does wonder if the movie is awkwardly plotted when the Man of Steel is sometimes relegated to a glorified supporting role.
  • Zack Snyder’s sporadically striking Man of Steel (2013) toyed with some beguiling ideas but didn’t deliver the punch it was expected to and not much has changed this time around. The movie ticks off at a pretty slow pace as the director makes mindful efforts at launching intrigue. But to the dismay of the audience, the film stays at that same tempo and fails to invigorate as expected.




Verdict Stamp

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an incongruity. It’s not about one superhero emulating another, not about The Dark Knight trying to wallop the Man of Steel. It’s a movie at war with itself. And it lithely loses ground. But that doesn’t mean the movie is hard to swallow – Definitely one to watch and relish the more than two hours of superhero awesomeness.