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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Movie Review: Batman v Superman

I was looking forward to watching this movie since it was announced and finally watched it this afternoon.

The first part of the movie was used to help us understand the reason why Batman decided to go up against Superman. It was a nice to have Luther explain how he staged various events to push Batman and make him want to kill Superman.

It is surprising to see the Kryptonian technology lacks basic security and how easy it was for Luther to take over the ship and use it to create Doomsday. The system appears more secure in the Man of Steel movie. It could be that Luther more tech savvy compared to Lois Lane.

The subtle introduction of Diana Prince is effective, I thought she was working for Lex Luthor when I first saw her. She had not intended to join the fight, but changed her mind upon seeing the news on the plane about to leave the city.

The secret file stolen from Luther provides an opportunity to introduce characters for the future movies without them actually appearing in this movie - Cyborg, Flash, Aquaman. It is similar to the approached used by Marvel to prepare the audience for the Avengers movie. Looks like we have most of the members of Justice League (with the exception of Green Lantern). In Marvel, Avengers was formed by Fury in Shield but it looks like Batman will be the one to recruit and form Justice League.

We wanted to wait for the after credit scene, but was informed by the movie attendant that there is no after credit. I am disappointed with missing the post credit and mid credit scenes in many of the Marvel movies and am glad that DC has decided not to follow this approach, instead, they place many of the clues of upcoming movies within the show.

This movie met my expectation - enjoyable and fun to watch. Also it is not as loud as the Man of Steel.

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review.
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