Loki Kola wrote:
So, Kryptonite bracers, then?
Not exactly, but you're thinking in the right direction.
Went to the movie tonight, and honestly...it was not bad. Was it as good as the Nolan/Bale Batman movies? No, not even close. In fact I don't think it was quite as good as Man of Steel was. It is by no means a masterpiece, but it isn't a complete train wreck, either, and I'd certainly recommend seeing it at least once. The plot is
a bit jumbled, particularly toward the end, and I do think they tried to cram in a few too many things (you'll see what I mean if you watch it for yourself), but what they did
do, they actually pulled off better than I'd expected.
And I must admit, for the record...that Ben Affleck actually performed passably well as Batman/Bruce Wayne. (I'm truly astonished to have just written that, but there it is.) No, he's no Christian Bale, but he does not
single-handedly ruin the movie, as I'd feared he might. Then again, this is also a very different Batman, and one we've never seen before on film: he's been fighting crime in Gotham for twenty years, has lost a Robin to the Joker, and is burned-out, embittered, and growing increasingly brutal. He also doesn't shrink from using lethal force, if not from killing outright. And his parents were both portrayed by Walking Dead actors, which amused me.
But Jeremy Irons' Alfred does
quietly upstage him in several of their scenes, in my opinion.
As for Lex Luthor, well...this is also a totally
different take on his character, and to such an extreme degree that it makes it practically impossible to compare him to previous depictions. He's a bit...well, I think the most accurate description of him would be as a hyperactive, mildly autistic, narcissistic egomaniac who's popping caffeine pills between most of his scenes. I wouldn't say I found him annoying, but more dedicated fans certainly might. Mercy Graves also works for him.
Wonder Woman is largely an enigma, but she's intended to be, so that can be forgiven.
I won't deny that in a lot of ways, Dawn of Justice
seems less concerned with being its own movie than it does with setting up the larger DC universe...because that would be trying to deny the obvious. And several scenes to that effect are tangential almost to the point of being non sequiturs. With that in mind, the movie's ending is slightly baffling, but...I won't spoil that.
Bottom line: it was entertaining and somewhat better than expected, though not an instant classic by any stretch.