|Title:||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice|
|07.02.16||Internet|| I saw the Ultimate version or whatever... the three hour one. I'd heard this was pretty bad so, much like The Counselor, I was hoping the full crazy indulgent version might provide more context or something that could make it better. As such, I'm not really sure what was cut out... it seemed about as long and flabby as Man of Steel to me.|
I do think a lot of the criticism being leveled at this might be unfair. To me, the Marvel movies are just as indulgent and presumptuous as this was... the only difference is that Marvel has a tighter rein on their directors. Snyder seems lost in Michael Bay beer commercial land here. Pretty much every shot is either a filtered photoshopped magazine cover still or a motion-blur frenzy of CGI clutter. It felt a ton like the trailer for Pearl Harbor to me, except three hours of it. I didn't feel like a single line of dialogue would make any sense if a real person in the real world said it aloud to me.
But I guess you either reject the whole movie or try to appreciate it for what it is. There was certainly some cool imagery. I particularly liked whatever the post-apocalyptic dream sequence was with Batman wearing a duster over his suit. I'm sure it was chock full of references that i don't understand but whatever.
I don't see how the Wonder Woman and Aqua Man movies can not be laughably terrible but who knows. I guess we'll find out. I guess. I mean... 13 year old me would be in such heaven with all these comic book movies but... fatigue is definitely starting to set in.